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Toshiba promotes new Transform initiative and success story with free consultations at BETT

18 January 2017, Neuss, Germany – Toshiba Europe GmbH has today announced it will offer free consultations for its new solution, Toshiba Transform, at this year’s BETT - the world’s leading education technology event celebrated in the UK. Attendees can visit the Toshiba stand to reserve their time for a consultation, and discuss how their school could partner with Toshiba Transform with a representative from Bishop Challoner Catholic College, who has already benefited from the service.

Toshiba Transform, launched in December 2016, is a new cloud solution service designed to help schools maximise their existing IT capabilities. Toshiba Transform ensures schools can best utilise the IT software and hardware already available to them, without having to invest significant time, money or resource. The bespoke service, which is open to any school regardless of its size or current IT hardware provider, also has a focus on helping schools transition towards Microsoft’s free or low-cost Office 365 education suite, which is regularly under-employed in schools today.

On Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th January, visitors to Toshiba’s stand can hear first-hand from Bishop Challoner Catholic College, one of the first establishments to take advantage of the Toshiba Transform service. Matt Dunne, Director of Study - Innovation and Geography at the College will be on hand to discuss how working with the Toshiba Transform team has enabled the faculty to improve the way it uses IT in an education setting. For example, how its students have benefited from using OneNote in lessons as an alternative to traditional exercise books, and how the support team was crucial in its adoption of Office 365.

The Toshiba Transform team will be at the event stand to share best practice advice and case studies about the software tools that best support teaching and learning for the least amount of investment, helping teachers to create highly engaging content and lesson plans in minimal time, while taking away administrative tasks and allowing teaching staff to focus on what really matters. Staff can enjoy the benefits of tools such as SharePoint and SSO for increased process efficiencies, and the ability to securely access vital information on almost any device, at a time and location that is convenient to them.

Building on the company’s long heritage in the education sector, Toshiba Transform is the latest in a line of initiatives and services introduced by the company to cater to the evolving needs and challenges of educators. The launch of the service follows the success of previous initiatives such as its Self Maintainer Scheme , which allows students to grow their IT skills and take control of their school’s IT repairs and become involved in the day-to-day maintenance of the devices. Toshiba can be found at BETT in the Microsoft Partner Village (Stand C300), at the ExCeL from the 25-28 January 2017.

For more information on Toshiba Transform, please visit: http://www.toshiba.co.uk/generic/transform/

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Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into three focus business fields: Energy that sustains everyday life, that is cleaner and safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life; and Storage that sustains the advanced information society. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.

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Published: 18 Jan 2017