March 9, 2017

Cloud Backup Service for Schools

cloud backup for schools

Fully automated, encrypted and secure online backup and recovery service for education establishments of any size.

Schools and colleges have invested heavily in information and communications technology (ICT) to run Management Information Systems (MIS), for staff to plan and deliver lessons and to store pupil data. The loss of this data for even a short period of time can have a significant negative impact on the quality of teaching, learning and management in schools and colleges.

This heavy reliance on ICT, coupled with increasingly stringent legislation and industry guidelines, means that it is more important than ever that schools have adequate protection in place to protect their data. Despite this, many schools are still reliant on dated, unencrypted technology such as tape and manual processes to ensure backups take place.

cloud backup service for schools

Cost Effective

With no hidden extras, our simple annual pricing model is more cost effective than traditional on-site solutions, as there is no additional hardware/media. More importantly, as it is automated, there is no management/administration overhead, providing peace of mind that backups were successful.

Comply with ICO and Data Protection guidance

The Data Protection Act’s 7th Principle states: “You must have appropriate security to prevent the personal data you hold being accidentally or deliberately compromised”. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have also stated that “If inadequate steps have been taken for protection, it also amounts to a breach of the data protection principles”.

For those found to be breaching the Data Protection Act, the ICO has a range of powers from naming and shaming in the form of publicly published undertakings, the ability to issue monetary fines up to £500,000 per incident or to even pursue criminal prosecutions.

Comply with SFVS guidance

The Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS) replaced the Financial Management Standard in Schools in September 2011 and was updated in 2015.

Section 2 of Point 25 of the SFVS states that all Local Authority maintained schools must back up their data off-site daily to protect the school’s important IT systems.

Reliance Technologies Backup Service for Schools ensures compliance with the Data Protection Act, ICO and SFVS guidance by guaranteeing that critical data is securely and automatically backed up offsite daily.

Benefits & features:schools online backup service diagram

  • No need for any other backup media (USB hard drives, DVDs,
    tapes) or hardware (tape drives etc).
  • No manual backups – fully automated with no human intervention
    or management required at the school, academy or college
  • 60 days of individual daily backup retention to comply with
    internal policy and regulations
  • School controlled backup policies – file selection and backup
  • Off-site disaster recovery- all data is immediately off-site and
    retained on disk for online recovery
  • Secure – all data is encrypted with AES encryption
  • ‘Green’ service – no tapes, no extra hardware and no more
    technicians driving around in cars visiting schools to fix tape
    related backup issues
  • Backups/Restores – conducted anytime from anywhere, to
  • Cost-effective – compared to existing traditional methods
  • Capita approved solution for protecting SIMS, FMS and Discover

With our cloud backup service for schools you can backup all of your schools most important data including SIMs, FMS and Discover all from one fast, efficient and secure cloud solution. Call 0330 321 0065 or use the form below for more information.