We are backed up by a team of installers with many years experiance, who can install complete network solutions (Cat5e/6, Fibre optic) and full multimedia solutions including interactive white boards, projectors (including high-up hall projectors), audio, TV and hall projection screens. They are all CRB Checked professionals, willing to work outside school hours to ensure the work is done safely and without disruption to the school day.
"I started work with the Bradford Education Department in Bradford in 1989. Ten years later I became 'Systems Manager', a thankless task attempting to achieve an almost impossible goal, servicing all the Bradford Schools and also IT at the centre with minimal staff resources. When the LEA 'failed' its Ofsted and Serco took over I decided to leave and on the 31st December 2004 my employment with Bradford LEA/ Serco came to an end.
Having effectively 15 years of market research behind me, I felt I was in a good position to compile a package of the type of service schools had been telling me they wanted. With some help from Heads and other friends in schools our package was compiled and a flyer was mailed to all Bradford Primary Schools. Several years later we are very busy and UDB Solutions continues to support schools and keep systems running to the benefit of the education of the children of our city. When I visit a school enquiring after our services the main point I try to get across is that we're on the same side as them, we want what they want: An ICT System in the school that is worry-free and requires minimal support. A system that 'ticks over" so that staff and pupils alike can just use the technology without having to wonder whether it's going to work or not.
I love my job, though it's sometimes tiring. My job satisfaction comes from the fact that I can honestly say that since we started the only downtime has been caused by the unforseeable catastrophic failure of a fileserver and the system in question was up and running in the same day through use of our loan fileserver. Over the years we have provided quality ICT support services to schools which have facilitated the education of schoolchildren in the region, something I'm quietly proud of.
"These lads do - If they say they're going to sort it, they sort it!"
Helen Whelan, ICT Strategy Leader
Peel Park Primary School