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Creating solutions perfect for your needs, designed for your learning environment.

Did you know we also have a dedicated team who can help you with your server, storage, networking and software licensing requirements?

How can we help?

Business Direct don't just sell IT equipment, we can provide you with whole IT infrastructure solutions too. Our Technical Specialist Resource (TSR) team provides independent advice that can help you optimise your organisation.

Our TSR team specialise in server, storage, networking, software licensing and UCD requirements. They can work with you to understand your current and future IT infrastructure needs. As your learning environment evolves, the need to adapt your infrastructure to meet changing demands can place strain on your IT - and your IT administrators.

Our Technical Specialist Resource team can guide you through the latest technologies available from our leading global vendors. Whatever your requirements our advice is free and if you're ready, we can also discuss your 12 month ICT plan or refresh programme. If you're worried your IT is holding your organisation back, talk to us today. Our expert's technical advice aims to help you use IT to drive you forward. By upgrading your software, networking or servers you could get quicker, smarter IT that can help you achieve your strategy.


  • Future proof your networking solutions to provide flexibility and scalability
  • Optimise wired and wireless networks to keep your costs down
  • Make your staff and students more productive by allowing secure connection to the network and Wi-Fi when they’re on the go
  • Security-proof your network to protect your students and your infrastructure from online threats


  • Improve server performance and reliability meaning downtime and disruption could be cut from hours to minutes
  • Reduce the time it takes to deploy new services from weeks to hours
  • Benefit from the latest storage infrastructure which could offer you faster back-up, instant restore, and dynamic capacity management
  • Enjoy easier storage performance management so your IT team have more time to focus on your strategic projects
  • Reduce your infrastructure costs through better asset utilisation
  • Talk to us about virtualisation which will prepare you for a move into the cloud Security-proof your network to protect your students and your infrastructure from online threats


  • Take advantage of education agreements for software licensing
  • Benefit from the knowledge of our licensing experts who have over 10 years experience in software solutions of all shapes and sizes
  • Have peace of mind knowing we’ll cut through the confusion of licensing complexity to give you the best possible arrangement for you learning environment

Education Support Services

Audio Visual installations:

Delivering professional audio visual installations is one of our key strengths. Be it a large multi-site roll out across your whole campus, or a simple single set-up in the assembly hall, BT Business Direct can offer you an excellent level of service and satisfaction. We provide a free site survey prior to any work commencing. This helps us to be clear about what needs to be done, what the cost will be and the timeframes. Of course we'll always try to minimise any impact on campus or school life.

PC and Device Deployment Services:

  • Before it arrives - We’ll configure each item to your specification. We can offer secure storage, software imaging, asset tagging, bespoke build, PAT testing and pre-delivery inspection.
  • On site - This includes install to desk, removal of rubbish, set-up on your network and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) compliant disposal & data destruction. We'll provide proper documentation and peace of mind that old equipment has been correctly disposed of
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Software licensing

We offer a huge range of software options. Centrally manage and control software usage across your campus, add new users quickly, and get automatic version upgrades. Whether a cloud-based or on-site solution is preferred, our fully qualified software licensing specialists can offer expert advice, free of charge.

  • Microsoft offer a wide range of software licensing options for academic organisations that benefit both teachers and students.
  • Need anti-virus? Sophos anti-virus is very popular with many of our education customers. Plus, Sophos offer their anti-virus software with reduced pricing options for learning environments. We also offer Symantec, Microsoft Endpoint and McAfee anti-virus protection.
  • Adobe have options for Cloud subscriptions at reduced prices for schools. Exclusively for schools, they also offer a site license. This enables schools to get discounts by licensing all machines on premise with an adobe solution.

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Contact our Education IT Specialists for free, no obligation advice:

0870 429 3020

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