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STONE

UPDATE SPRING 2011

CAN YOU

AFFORD

TO WAIT see why now is the best possible time to

make your ICT vision a reality.

DELIVERING REAL VALUE TO UK SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES


STONE SPRING UPDATE 2011

Welcome Sunday 24th of January 2010. Seems a long time ago now doesn’t it? That was the last time we saw dollar rates as high as they are now against the British Pound. Due to improving dollar rates, our education specific offerings truly provide you with the best value we’ve been able to offer in recent times. However, markets are currently volatile with a variety of ongoing world events resulting in complete uncertainty in forecasting future movements in the global financial markets. Can you afford to risk waiting until the summer for your ICT spend? We have a multitude of promotions to make your budget stretch further than ever before, plus leasing options available on all our offers to ensure you can get the ICT your school or college needs, regardless of whether your budget sits in CAPEX or OPEX. Our offers end on 31st of May 2011, so contact us today and speak to us about one of our best-ever promotions designed to offer true value to the UK education sector.

James Bird James Bird CEO Stone Group

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STOP PRESS

STOP

Immediate access to the ICT you need All LEA schools and FE colleges are now pre-approved for up to £75,000 worth of finance with Stone. •

No credit approval required

No underwriting required

Available for immediate order acceptance

Can be applied to our entire range of high quality desktops, laptops, apple hardware, AV and infrastructure solutions.

Contact our friendly sales team today to place your order on

08448 22 11 22

You could immediately refresh your entire ICT suite 30 Stone Ultra Small Form Factor Teacher PC Stone Ultra Small Form Factor HP P1606DN Laserjet Pro SMART board 660i All-in-One Interactive Whiteboard

ONLY

£903

PER QUARTER*

SMART board 660i All-in-One Interactive Whiteboard with Projector and installation •

64" diagonal interactive whiteboard

Built-in Toshiba ST20 projector

Write in digital ink over applications, websites and videos.

Write, erase and perform mouse functions with your finger, a pen or an eraser – you need no proprietary tools

* Operating lease based on pre-payment of 12 quarterly payments. Full written details available on request.

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STONE SPRING UPDATE 2011

What makes

over 5000 school & college customers

choose Stone each year? Our own field

 Over

twenty years   experience proudly servicing the UK education market with cost effective, high quality hardware and associated services

A consultative

 approach our people work to

understand your individual challenges, whatever they may be, and use ICT as a means to address them

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engineers highly skilled, fully CRB checked and employed by us

End2End

take advantage of our delivery-to-desk service, incorporating everything from the unboxing of your new hardware, cabling up of devices – right through to the recycled disposal of unwanted packaging

Dedicated named account managers to ensure you get the personalised service relevant to your individual school or college’s needs


Flexible  warranties with everything from 12 month RTB right through to 5 year next business day onsite warranty

Belt & braces   approach to data security

full hardware encryption solutions, in addition to being the only UK manufacturer to preinstall Blancco data destruction software as standard on every PC

Free disposal

of old IT kit we’ll take away your old hardware regardless of vendor or supplier whether you buy from us or not

Custom builds & configurations

UK assembled machines in our state-ofthe-art Granite One Hundred 100,000sq ft ISO-accredited production facility

  Industry leading,

UK-based technical     helpdesk manned by helpful, qualified technical engineers

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STONE SPRING UPDATE 2011

Stone recommends Windows® 7.

FROM

£239 EX VAT

N107 Operating System

Genuine Windows® 7 Starter (Windows® 7 Professional available for pre-installation under Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreement)

Processor

Intel® Atom™ N455 1.66GHz

Memory

1GB DDR3 1333MHz DDR3

Storage

250GB SATA 5400RPM 2.5 inch hard drive

Screen

10.1” Non Gloss LED Display

Wireless

Intel® 6200 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter - 300Mbps (2.4GHz & 5GHz)

Warranty

Stone 3 Year Next Day On-site Warranty

WHY STONE

FOR LAPTOPS All Stone laptops are custom built

to your requirements in our state-of-theart Stafford based premises – Granite One Hundred

Industry-first

3 Year battery and power supply warranty as standard on all Stone branded notebooks

FROM

£429 EX VAT

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5GHz Intel® Wireless Cards

STABLE PRODUCT RANGE

giving you longevity of platform

Custom images featuring your school or college’s software suite pre-installed

NT203-LV Operating System

Genuine Windows® Vista Home Basic (Windows® 7 Professional available for pre-installation under Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreement)

Processor

Intel® Core™ i3-330M

Memory

3GB DDR3 1333MHz

Storage

320GB 5400rpm Hard Disk Drive

Screen

13.3” LED Display

Wireless:

Intel® 6200 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter - 300Mbps (2.4GHz & 5GHz)

Warranty

Stone 3 Year Next Day On-site Warranty

E&OE Images for illustration purposes only


FROM

NT300-TH

£329 EX VAT

Operating System

Genuine Windows® Vista Home Basic (Windows® 7 Professional available for pre-installation under Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreement)

Processor

Intel® Pentium® Dual Core™ T4500 2.3GHz

Memory

2GB DDR3 1333MHz

Storage

250GB 5400rpm Hard Disk Drive

Screen

15.6” Non gloss HD Display

Wireless

Intel® 6200 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter - 300Mbps (2.4GHz & 5GHz)

Warranty

Stone 3 Year Next Day On-site Warranty

NT305

FROM

£399 EX VAT

Operating System

Genuine Windows® Vista Home Basic (Windows® 7 Professional available for pre-installation under Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreement)

Processor

Intel® Core™ i3-380 2.53GHz

Memory

3GB DDR3 1333MHz

Storage

250GB 5400rpm Hard Disk Drive

Screen

15.6” Non gloss HD Display

Wireless

Intel® 6200 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter - 300Mbps (2.4GHz & 5GHz)

Warranty

Stone 3 Year Next Day On-site Warranty

NT305-pro

FROM

£549 EX VAT

with OPTIONAL N-dock Operating System

Genuine Windows® Vista Home Basic (Windows® 7 Professional available for pre-installation under Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreement)

Processor

Intel® Core™ i5-560 2.66GHz

Memory

4GB DDR3 1333MHz

Storage

400GB 5400rpm Hard Disk drive

Screen

15.6” Non gloss HD Display

Wireless

Intel® 6300 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter - 300Mbps (2.4GHz & 5GHz)

Warranty

Stone 3 Year Next Day On-site Warranty

OPTIONAL UPGRADES ACROSS THE RANGE

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Stone recommends Windows® 7.

15 x Stone N107 netbooks 1 x Lapsafe ClassBuddy™ Laptop 15-Laptop Charging Trolley

ONLY

£3,999 YOU SAVE

£326

Stone N107 Netbook •

Genuine Windows® 7 Starter (Windows® 7 Professional available for pre-installation under Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreement)

Intel® Atom™ processor N455

10.1” display

1GB DDR3 memory

160GB SATA 5400RPM HDD

Stone 3 Year Next Day On-site Warranty

A

OFFER

STONE SPRING UPDATE 2011

UNIT PRICE

£229

Pre-approved lease available for only three annual payments of £1,293.84*

Stone NT-300TH laptop •

Genuine Windows® Vista Home Basic (Windows® 7 Professional available for pre-installation under Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreement)

Intel® Pentium® Dual Core™ Processor T4500

15.6 HD non-gloss screen

2GB DDR3 memory

160GB SATA 5400RPM HDD

Stone 3 Year Next Day On-site Warranty

£5,499 YOU SAVE

£326

B

OFFER

15 x Stone NT300-TH laptops 1 x LAPSAFE ClassBuddy™ Laptop 15-Laptop Charging Trolley

ONLY

UNIT PRICE

£329

Pre-approved lease available for only three annual payments of £1,779.15*

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E&OE * LEA schools and FE colleges only. Full written details available on request.


Manufactured in the United Kingdom

Prices from £890.00 RRP Exc. VAT

Cost effective charging solution

LapSafe® Products has always been renowned for ultra-safe, high quality solutions for charging and managing mobile ICT resources in schools. With the introduction of our expanded product range for 2011, the superiority of a LapSafe® solution is now available to everyone. Our safe, effective and innovative mobile ICT solutions suit every need and budget, without having to compromise on quality. Whichever solution you choose, every LapSafe® product is safe, reliable and built to last. Now everyone can have the safety and resilience of a charging solution from LapSafe® at a price that suits their budget.

Prices from £1338.00 RRP Exc. VAT

Mobile Classroom Bundles Ask your representative for details of Mobile Classroom Bundles combining LapSafe® with Stone laptop and netbook solutions.

Ultimate solution with Lifetime Warranty

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STONE SPRING UPDATE 2011

Stone recommends Windows® 7.

STONE

N109

CLASSMATE Includes FREE Intel® Learning Series software for the entire class – pre-installed on each Stone N109 device* Intel® Learning Series incorporates an entire suite of innovative software including:

• Classroom management

Simple, interactive and efficient software for 1:1 learning. Broadcast screens, distribute files, enable collaborative learning groups – everything from pairs to whole class activities such as interactive assessments.

• Access Management

Enables parents and teachers to monitor safe usage at home or school. Perfect for usage in our @ccessAbility 1:1 schemes, parents can define their child’s “allowed” websites. Access management can also be used to restrict time slots, and prevent overuse if and when required.

• Asset Management

Provides backtracking of student computers, helping to deter theft or component scavenging. Set boot and time expiration on both the devices and server level. If the device is stolen, it can only be used for a small amount of time before it’s “locked down” preventing further use.

• Client tools

Including note annotation, painting and drawing with the stylus, webcam software, e-reader and webcam software – perfect for collaborating with other schools across the globe.

*assuming 30 pupils in a class, all with the Stone N109 Classmate.

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MOBILE CLASSROOM OFFERS

ONLY

£9,994 YOU SAVE

£1,704

+

+

UNIT PRICE

UNIT PRICE

£349

UNIT PRICE

£329

£899

30 x STUDENT N109 Classmate

1 x Teacher laptop NT300-TH

1 x Lapsafe ClassBuddy 30 netbook charging trolley

Genuine Windows® 7 Starter (Windows® 7 Professional available for pre-installation under Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreement)

All devices are charged simultaneously with no risk of tripping fuses

Intel® Atom™ N450 1.66GHz

10.1” Tablet

Intel® Pentium™ Dual Core™ T4500

Includes power-on illumination, in-rush surge protection and residual voltage protection

15.6” Non Gloss HD

Three point locking steel doors are designed to provide secure centralised management for mobile ICT devices

Choose from either Green, Yellow, Red, Blue, White, Black and LapSafe Original Red

Automatic temperature control

Plug and play upgrade modules

Genuine Windows® 7 Vista Home Basic (Windows® 7 Professional available for preinstallation under Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreement)

1GB DDR3 memory

160GB Hard Drive

2GB DDR3 memory

4 Cell battery

160GB 5400rpm Hard Drive

Stone 3 Year return to base warranty

6 Cell Battery

DVDRW

Stone 3 Year return to base warranty

Pre-approved lease available for only three annual payments of £3,233.46*

* LEA schools and FE colleges only. Full written details available on request.

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STONE SPRING UPDATE 2011

Stone recommends Windows® 7.

SPECIAL OFFERS

SAMSUNG

N145-JPO2

Operating System

Genuine Windows® 7 Starter (32 bit)

Processor

Intel® Atom™ N455

Screen

10.1” Screen

Memory

1GB DDR3 Memory

Storage

250GB Hard Drive

Warranty

1 Year RTB warranty

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FROM

£179 EX VAT

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SAMSUNG

RV510-A08

SPECIAL OFFER UPGRADE PRICE: 3 YEAR ON-SITE WARRANTY Operating System

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium

Processor

Intel® Pentium® Dual Core™ T4500

Screen

15.6” Screen

Memory

3GB DDR3 Memory

Storage

500GB Hard Drive

Warranty

1 Year RTB warranty

FROM

£299

ONLY £59

EX VAT

  TEL: 08448 22 11 22  _ 13


STONE SPRING UPDATE 2011

You may have read about @ccessAbility over the last few months, but what does it actually mean to a school?

@ccessAbility proves just the choice for Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School, based in Warrington, is a progressive and forward thinking specialist music college. With the latest technology at its core, the school has an infrastructure to make many large FE colleges envious. Early adoption of Microsoft SharePoint from the 2003 iteration and next generation wireless coverage are just the tip of the iceberg – with many more industry-leading technologies spearheaded by the school’s management team. With the backend infrastructure in great shape, the school was also early in identifying the role that ICT can play in aiding personalised learning in the classroom and beyond.

Enter 1:1

Systems Manager Simon Taylor-Jones explains: “We did all the hard work behind the scenes to gear the school up for technological change, so it seemed the logical step to embark on our first student laptop scheme.” “For our first scheme we went with a consumer laptop brand which resulted in a multitude of problems from the word go. Poor workmanship, terrible customer service – we saw warranty and insurance returns of over 50%. It was completely unacceptable.”

Parental contribution devices available from as little as £7 per month* * Based on Samsung N145 with 3 year accidental damage and full theft insurance wrap. Written details available on request.

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CONTACT OUR DEDICATED IN-HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES MANAGER MATT KNOWLES ON

08448 22 11 22 TO FIND OUT WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOUR SCHOOL.


As a result, the following year the school knew it needed a more specialist educational supplier. There were also other factors to consider for the next scheme. In the first scheme, there had been a great take up – over 72%. However, with the recession starting to bite, the school was conscious it needed to really engage with parents to provide cost effective but flexible choice. Simon says: “I engaged with Stone as an alternative. We had some desktops in the school so I was aware of the business at a very high level. Although my experience hadn’t been too good, I was persuaded to give them a proper go. Ultimately it proved to be the perfect decision for us.”

The choice is theirs

The grand plan for the school’s ICT provision going forward was a parental contribution scheme that was built on inclusion and empowerment. A scheme that gave pupils and their families choice not only on the device, but on the platform. Sir Thomas Boteler School made the pioneering decision to offer a mix of Microsoft and Apple technology. Young people at the school had an exciting decision to make, with a wide variety of options to meet differing e-Learning Foundation compliant parental contribution arrangements. From a Stone N107 netbook to an Apple iPad or iPod touch – all were made available with the necessary curriculum software and learning platform content so that pupils could choose based on how they wanted to learn. Those taking the Apple technology were supplied with a gift card to purchase the relevant software – iWorks suite for the iPad and Documents To Go for the iPod touches. The latest scheme was opened up to both Year 7 and Year 8. Simon explains: “We saw a good uptake from Year 7, with many Year 8's choosing to purchase their own device outside the scheme. We are a firm believer in giving pupils the best possible devices and associated services, but ultimately giving them the choice to use their own-home device if it already exists.” In total, the school now runs 28 Stone N107 netbooks, 68 iPads and 24 iPod touches.

Big impact with the pupils

For the Headteacher, John Sharples, the changes in the school were apparent from the very beginning: “On launch day, I remember seeing a pupil in the canteen at lunch presenting his device and its functions to 4 or 5 of his peers. I knew that we were on the right track towards widespread adoption.” By empowering the pupils with a choice, Sir Thomas Boteler is now reaping the benefits. There has been more widespread adoption amongst the pupils, which starts with a simple to

follow guide which is given out with each device. With previous schemes, the school had suffered at the hands of a vicious circle. Simon explains: “I would challenge pupils that had a device but hadn’t brought them in to school. The answer I got back was ‘we don’t bring them in because the teachers don’t use them in lessons’.” Sir Thomas Boteler has recognised that the success of the scheme is only as good as the pupils’ ability to connect. That is why it has opened up the internet to pupils with a next generation Wi-Fi network that offers safe guest access enabling learning that goes way beyond the traditional four walls of the classroom.

The battle with teacher adoption

The drive to ensure teachers to embrace the technological changes in the classroom has been multi-faceted. All teachers at Sir Thomas Boteler now have a line in the job description specifying that they must use personal devices and integrate them with the VLE and wider teaching methods. Training has also been recognised as an ongoing necessity to aid the adoption process. Simon says: “We host a Training Matrix on SharePoint, featuring a really quick and easy questionnaire that we can use to gauge how comfortable our individual teachers are with the technology. This means we can identify those individuals who need further support to bring about true personalised learning in our classrooms and ultimately improve the learning experience we provide to our pupils.”

Stone quality & support

With previous schemes providing over 50% return rates on hardware, Stone’s @ccessAbility has managed to provide a much more robust and durable hardware choice. Simon elaborates: “We have only had to return one Stone netbook, and that was because one of our pupils cracked the screen. Obviously this was covered off by insurance so it was simple to swap out. “For me Stone’s true value lies not only in its hardware, but in its service, support and ability to offer a full solution with a single point of contact. Everyone from the account management team to the service and support engineers offer a truly firstclass service. @ccessAbility from Stone gives us everything that a school needs to enable personalised learning through the effective use of ICT. “Plus, the fact that Stone has a dedicated in-house Financial Services Manager means we get the independent leasing advice relative to our individual needs. It has proved an invaluable service.”

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STONE SPRING UPDATE 2011

Stone recommends Windows® 7.

80+ Bronze Power Supplies as standard and for no extra cost across our entire Desktop range

All Stone desktop PCs are custom built to your requirements in our state-of-theart Stafford based premises – Granite One Hundred

Up to 5 year next business day onsite warranty

Custom images featuring your school or college’s software suite pre-installed

WHY STONE

FOR DESKTOPS The only global PC manufacturer to pre-install Blancco – the leading CESG approved data destruction software – as standard, and for free, on all our PCs giving you total control

End2End take advantage of our delivery-to-desk service, incorporating everything from the un-boxing of your new hardware, cabling up of devices – right through to the recycled disposal of unwanted packaging

SPEAK TO US TODAY ABOUT YOUR REQUIREMENTS

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The latest up-to-the-minute Chassis designed specifically for the education market, specifically constructed to withstand the trials and tribulations of classroom life

08448 22 11 22 E&OE


Future proof classroom OFFER

ONLY

£9,999

30 x Ultra Small Form Factor PC's Powered by Intel® 2nd Gen Core™ i3

YOU SAVE

£2,000

Stone 2011 ULTRA

SMALL FORM FACTOR •

Genuine Windows® Vista Home Basic (Windows® 7 Professional available for pre-installation under Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreement)

Intel® 2nd Generation Core™ i3-2100 3.10GHz 3MB

Intel® Micro ATX DH61CR LGA 1155

2GB DDR3

160GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive

80+ Bronze power supply

Hanns-G HA195ABB 18.5” TFT LCD

Stone 5 Year Next Day On-site Warranty

UNIT PRICE

£399

Pre-approved lease available for only three annual payments of £3,235.08*

MEDIA ALL-IN-ONE OFFER ONLY £12,999 30 x Stone AIO D200 YOU SAVE

Stone AIO D200 •

• • • • • •

£2,000

Genuine Windows® Vista Home Basic (Windows® 7 Professional available for pre-installation under Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreement) Intel® Pentium® Dual Core™ E5500 4GB DDR3 Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5450 512MB 500GB Hard Drive Iiyama 2209HDS 22” Widescreen Stone 5 Year Next Day On-site Warranty

UNIT PRICE

£499

Pre-approved lease available for only three annual payments of £4,205.70*

* LEA schools and FE colleges only. Full written details available on request.

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STONE SPRING UPDATE 2011

Stone recommends Windows® 7.

Primary school suite value package ONLY buy 30 get teachers PC & Printer Free

Student PC

£8,799 YOU SAVE

£1,600 UNIT PRICE

£329

Stone ULTRA Small Form Factor •

Genuine Windows® Vista Home Basic (Windows® 7 Professional available for pre-installation under Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreement)

Intel® Pentium® Dual Core™ E5500

2GB DDR3

160GB 5400RPM Hard Drive

Hanns-G HA195ABB 18.5” TFT LCD

80+ Bronze Power Supply

Stone 5 Year Next Day On-site Warranty

TEACHER PC

PRINTER

Stone ULTRA Small Form Factor

HP P1606DN LaserJet Pro

• • • • • • • •

Genuine Windows® Vista Home Basic (Windows® 7 Professional available for pre-installation under Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreement) Intel® Pentium® Dual Core™ E5800 2GB DDR3 Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5450 512MB 160GB 5400RPM Hard Drive DVDRW Hanns-G HA195ABB 18.5” TFT LCD 80+ Bronze Power Supply Stone 5 Year Next Day On-site Warranty

• • • •

Fast, network-ready laser printer, ideal for classroom use Helps reduce environmental impact with and energy-conserving features Automatic two-sided printing with automatic duplex, plus 250 sheet paper tray HP Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology Quiet Mode

Pre-approved lease available for only three annual payments of £2,846.83*

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Space Saving Desktop Bundle

ONLY

£9,999

buy 30 get teachers PC & Printer Free

YOU SAVE

£2,000

Student PC

Stone ITX •

Genuine Windows® Vista Home Basic (Windows® 7 Professional available for pre-installation under Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreement)

Intel® Pentium® Dual Core™ E5500

2GB DDR3

160GB 5400RPM

Hanns-G HA195ABB 18.5” TFT LCD

Stone 5 Year Next Day On-site Warranty

TEACHER PC

UNIT PRICE

£379

PRINTER

Stone ULTRA Small Form Factor

HP P1606DN LaserJet Pro

• • •

• •

Genuine Windows® Vista Home Basic (Windows® 7 Professional available for pre-installation under Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreement) Intel® Pentium® Dual Core™ E5800 2GB DDR3 Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5450 512MB 160GB 5400RPM Hanns-G HA195ABB 18.5” TFT LCD Stone 5 Year Next Day On-site Warranty

• • • •

Fast, network-ready laser printer, ideal for classroom use Helps reduce environmental impact with and energy-conserving features Automatic two-sided printing with automatic duplex, plus 250 sheet paper tray HP Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology Quiet Mode

Pre-approved lease available for only three annual payments of £3,235.08*

* LEA schools and FE colleges only. Full written details available on request.

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STONE SPRING UPDATE 2011

GREAT VALUE REFURBISHED BASE UNITS WITH GENUINE MICROSOFT WINDOWS® XP When presented with the challenge of improving access to ICT for pupils against a backdrop of frozen or even falling budgets, schools are faced with a tough task. Encore gives you the opportunity to roll out PCs that will be perfect for the majority of day-to-day school computing tasks such as browsing the internet, word processing or working on spreadsheets.

All Encore PCs include: • Genuine Windows® Operating Systems • High quality components • 12 month hot swap warranty as standard • Keyboard and mouse

Lead Serial No

Qty

Make

Model

Form/Colour

CPU

HDD GB

RAM MB

Optical

OIS

Price

599646-001

44

Viglen

Incepta II

Tower Cream/Blue

Pentium® 4 2.80GHz

80

512

None

XPP

£99.00

596995-005

9

Stone

SFF

SFF Black/Silver

Pentium® 4 3.06GHz

80

512

None

XPP

£119.00

600386-001

6

Stone

SFF

SFF Black/Silver

Intel® Dual Core™ 1.8Ghz

160

1024

DVD-RW

XPH

£149.00

599290-001

27

Stone

SFF

SFF Black/Silver

Pentium® 4 3.0Ghz

80

512

CD-RW

XPH

£119.00

598406-001

31

Dell

GX520

Tower Black/Silver

Pentium® 4 3.00GHz

80

512

CD

XPP

£119.00

598455-001

32

Dell

GX620

Desktop Black/Silver

Pentium® 4 3.00GHz

80

512

DVD

XPH

£119.00

601568-001

52

Dell

210L

Desktop Black

Pentium® 4 3.00GHz

80

512

CD-RW

XPH

£119.00

601884-001

19

HP

DC7100

Tower Black/Silver

Pentium® 4 3.00 GHz

160

512

DVD

XPP

£119.00

602511-002

16

Compusys

Tower

Compusys Black Tower

Pentium® 4 3.00 GHz

40

512

CD-RW

XPH

£99.00

601372-001

27

RM

One

Hard Glass All in One

Pentium® 4 2.80 GHz

40

512

CD

XPP

£149.00

AIO Black/Silver

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 1.86Ghz

80

1024

DVD-RW

XPH

£179.00

601166-028

3

Viglen

Omnino II

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Fully refurbished PCs from only

£99 Call Stone on

08448 22 11 22

today for more information or email sales@stonegroup.co.uk

All Encore PCs include: • Genuine Windows® Operating Systems • High quality components • 12 month warranty as standard • Keyboard and mouse

Only available while stocks last.

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STONE SPRING UPDATE 2011

We are now an Apple Solutions Expert in Education, why not take advantage of our fantastic Apple offers

MEDIA SUITE BUNDLE

ONLY

£24,495 YOU SAVE

£4553

30 iMAC 21.5" INCLUDING 36 MONTH APPLE CARE

APPLE

iMAC 21.5” • • • • •

Intel® Core™ i3 3.06GHz 4GB DDR3 memory 500GB Hard Drive ATI Radeon HD 4670 with 256MB 36 months Apple Care

SPEAK TO US TODAY ABOUT YOUR REQUIREMENTS APPLE LIST PRICE

£850

08448 22 11 22

INCLUDES

36 month Apple Care worth £3548

This offer will include a half day training package led by an Apple Education Mentor. Based around the iLife applications the training will include an introduction to using Creativity Technology in the Classroom for staff and also a classroom workshop of your choice (digital storytelling, animation, podcasting).

Pre-approved lease available for only three annual payments of £7951.00* 22 _  STONEGROUP.CO.UK

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APPLE LEARNING LABS 20 MACBOOKS & BRETFORD MOBILE CART INCLUDING 36 MONTH APPLE CARE

APPLE

MACBOOK • • • • • • •

APPLE LIST PRICE

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2GB DDR3 memory 250GB hard drive 8x double-layer SuperDrive NVIDIA® GeForce™ 320M graphics Built-in 7-hour battery 36 month Apple Care

£722

ONLY

£16,350 YOU SAVE

£3295

INCLUDING ALL THIS! Mini Display Port to VGA display adapter Bretford Mobile Cart 36 months Apple Care x 20 Apple remote desktop Software Airport Extreme Base Station Worth £5194

This offer will include a half day training package led by an Apple Education Mentor. Based around the iLife applications the training will include an introduction to using Creativity Technology in the Classroom for staff and also a classroom workshop of your choice (digital storytelling, animation, podcasting).

Pre-approved lease available for only three annual payments of £5307.00* * LEA schools and FE colleges only. Full written details available on request.

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STONE SPRING UPDATE 2011

Storage Accessible Anywhere Huawei Symantec Cloud Storage Solutions

PRIMARIES

WHO WE ARE Huawei Symantec Technologies Co. Ltd. (Huawei Symantec) is a leading provider of network security and storage appliance solutions to enterprise customers worldwide. Our solutions are developed to keep pace with evolving risks and demanding availability requirements facing enterprises. As a joint venture, Huawei Symantec combines Huawei’s expertise in telecom network infrastructure and Symantec’s leadership in security and storage software to provide worldclass solutions that address the ever-changing needs in network security and storage for enterprises. Headquartered in Chengdu, China, Huawei Symantec has more than 4,000 employees, 55 percent of whom are in R&D. With more than 40 service branches throughout the world, Huawei Symantec is able to fully support the needs of its global partners.

FEATURES & BENEFITS • • • • • •

Five minute deployment Low power consumption Disk hibernation Reduce cost and save energy High performance and reliability Flexibility to deploy FC and/or iSCSI, SAS and/or SATA as required.

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• • • • • •

Virtualisation Ready Ideal for up to 10 Virtual Server hosts or 50 virtual desktops on thin clients* Supports a large number of physical servers Approx 2TB of useable data storage** Great for a standard file/exchange/SQL/SIMS data pool Installation & Knowledge Transfer for IT Team (subject to site survey)

HUAwei Symantec • • • • • • • • • •

S2600 OceanSpace Dual Controller 4 x iSCSI 1GbE ports 2GB Cache per controller – The more cache the better the performance 12 x 300GB SAS – Providing 3.6TB of RAW storage Integrated Storage Manager Suite In system snapshots – ideal for backup and restore 36 Months Bronze NBD Support – 3 Years full Huawei Symantec Support Installation & configuration of storage solution – Based on 2 days install (subject to site survey) 2 x Ethernet switches for storage Layer – Needed to connect servers to iSCSI storage

ONLY

£10,760 EX VAT

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WHY STORAGE AREA NETWORKS (SAN)? SANs provide the capability to centrally store your data, without directly impacting on network traffic. Critically, a SAN gives you central control over all your school or college’s growing data requirements with scalability and future proofing built in. Is it for me? Previously SANs were the domain of large organisations and data centres. Now the demand in education for accessing rich media content, anytime anywhere coupled with the ongoing proliferation of data means that SAN is a critical concern for even the smallest community primary school. All of Stone’s Solutions are built with future-proofing and scalability in mind.

SECONDARIES

COLLEGES

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• •

• • • •

Virtualisation Ready Ideal for up to 20 virtual server hosts or 100-200 virtual desktops on thin clients* Supports a large number of physical servers Tiered storage for performance data and backup/ restore Approx 4TB total of useable Data storage on high performance SAS* Installation & Knowledge transfer for IT Team (subject to site survey)

NETAPP • • • • • • • • • • • •

Netapp 2020 Dual Controller – Providing fault tolerance 4 x iSCSI 1GbE ports – 2 Ports per controller 2GB Cache per controller 12 x 600GB SAS – Providing 7.2Tb of RAW storage Netapp Data ONTAP In system snapshots – ideal for nearline backup and restore Data De-Duplication Supports NFS/CIFS on the same system 36 Months Next Business Day support Installation & Configuration of the storage solution – Based on 1 Day install (subject to site survey) 2 x Ethernet switches for storage Layer – Needed to connect servers to iSCSI storage

• • • •

Hitachi Data Systems • • • • • • • • • • • • •

ONLY

£12,480 EX VAT

* Server/desktop virtualisation ratio subject to capacity planner output ** Useable data dependent on RAID configuration of Hard Disk

Virtualisation Ready Suitable for up to 50 Virtual server hosts or 100’s of virtual desktops on thin clients* Supports the largest number of Physical servers Tiered storage for performance data and backup/ restore Approx 20TB of usable data storage** Installation & knowledge transfer for IT Team (subject to site survey)

AMS2100 Dual Controller – For redundancy 4 x 1GbE ports / 4 x 8GB FC ports 4GB cache per controller 24 x 450GB SAS – Provides 10.8TB RAW of high performance storage 12 x 1TB SATA – Provides 12TB RAW of enterprise class bulk storage Storage Navigator Modular 2 Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning In system snapshots Suite – ideal for backup and restore In system Replication Suite 36 Months NBD Support – 3 Years full Hitachi support Installation & configuration of storage solution – Based on 3 days install (subject to site survey) 2 x Ethernet switches for storage Layer – Needed to connect servers to iSCSI storage

ONLY

£32,115 EX VAT

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STONE SPRING UPDATE 2011

You may have read or heard about Thin Client and the benefits it can bring to certain educational institutions. It can undoubtedly offer cost savings and green benefits in some cases, but is it right for you? Here are some key considerations to bear in mind if you’re thinking of going thin:

WHY

THIN CLIENT

TECHNOLOGY What do you currently pay per desktop? • Does the cost of your Desktop replacement outweigh the cost of the new architecture? • Will you see a return on the investment in Servers and Storage within the lifecycle of the project? How Many Thin Clients do you propose to deploy? • Calculate the tipping point from cost per PC to total cost of servers/storage and Thin Clients, is it a lot more, if so can this be justified? • Will the additional investment deliver the same user experience and performance? • Are you expanding your mobile computing offering on laptops/netbooks and moving away from desktop PCs in the future? What skills does your school or college have access to? • What ICT knowledge base do you have access to in order to manage the new Thin Client environment, is there experience in the team? • Is your help desk constantly dealing with the same type of user queries?

Is the ‘green agenda’ a driving force in a Virtual Desktop decision? • Can you calculate how much power your IT estate uses now? There are tools to help you do this • If you have a heavy investment in the Computer Room in the guise of servers and storage, are you adding power rather than removing it? • There are solutions that don’t require additional Servers/ Storage, but this leads to the next question…. Will the performance and user experience be the same or better? • Is the reality of what you have been told about performance and user experience from a vendor been tested in YOUR environment? • How quick do you need your users to logon and get access to the desktop? The answer to this determines your investment a great deal • Can I confidently deliver the same or better desktop experience that the user currently has in my VDI environment? • Do the user requirements suit the technology? If your user is a heavy Adobe Photoshop user, does Thin Client make sense?

SPEAK TO US TODAY ABOUT YOUR REQUIREMENTS

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CLASSROOM BUNDLE Thin Client devices suitable for VMware/Citrix & Microsoft Virtual Desktop software* 30 Thin Client Bundle to provide a basic ICT suite for students Ideal for delivering a standard desktop experience for different curriculum requirements Installation & knowledge transfer for IT Team (subject to site survey)

iGEL UD3

Wyse V90 LEW

30 x UD3-721/ES – 2GB Compact Flash – 1GB RAM – The more Compact Flash RAM, the better

30 x V90LEW – 2GB Compact Flash – 1GB RAM – The more Compact Flash RAM, the better

UMS3 – Universal Management Suite – Allows multiple client device management

Wyse Device Manager – Allows multiple client device management from a central console

DVI Monitor Output – Optional Y cable for VGA & DVI if required (monitor not included)

DVI Monitor Output – Optional adapter for VGA & DVI if required (monitor not included)

Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009 – Standard OS for Citrix/ Microsoft or VMWare

Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009 – Standard OS for Citrix/Microsoft or VMWare

Available case colours are black, white or dark blue – Choice of colours to suit

Available case colours are black only – Includes keyboard & Mouse

VESA Mounting Bracket – Allows Thin Client to be discreetly mounted and provide more desk space

VESA Mounting Bracket – Allows Thin Client to be discreetly mounted and provide more desk space

Installation of 30 Thin Clients and configuration of UMS – 1 day (subject to site survey)

ONLY

£10,885

Installation of 30 Thin Clients and configuration of UMS – 1 day (subject to site survey)

ONLY

£11,295

* Pricing does NOT include Virtual Desktop software or infrastructure such as servers and storage. ** Subject to building & site survey

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STONE SPRING UPDATE 2011

WIRELESS

With the notion of anytime, anywhere learning comes an increasing demand for resilient, secure and highly available wireless networks. The availability of emerging technologies such as the recently ratified 802.11n standard and dual band technologies are making the concept of taking learning beyond the four walls of the classroom a cost effective reality.

PRIMARY/JUNIOR SCHOOLS Secure Wireless APs to support 30 students in a classroom* Allow students to view authorised sites without compromising security Can integrate with tablet & mobile devices Installation & Knowledge transfer for IT Team

ONLY

£2,979

SONIC WALL This is not just a wireless solution, this is not just a firewall, it is an enterprise class security solution that you can rely upon to cope with modern day internal and external threats. • •

Wireless Management Controller NSA 240 – Controls all the Access Points in the school Sonicwall Management software – Allows you to set policies, updates, access control etc

• •

2 x SonicPoint Ne Access Points – Allows the required number of users wireless access Installation & configuration with 1 day Training on solution

SECONDARY SCHOOL/ ENTRY LEVEL COLLEGE

Wireless APs to support 90 students across 3 classrooms* Integrate with your firewall technology to provide a secure student environment Provide an ‘always on’ secure service for students & staff Enterprise class wireless & security solution Can integrate with tablet & mobile devices Installation & knowledge transfer for IT team

ONLY

£4,195

MERU • •

Wireless Management Controller MC1500 MERU System Director software with Air Traffic Control

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• •

3 x MERU AP311 Access Points Installation & configuration with 1 day training on solution

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Colleges/ University Faculty Departments Wireless APs to support 200 students across 8 classrooms (assumed on ground floor)* Fully managed wireless solution, reducing ongoing management Provides students with ease of access and the best bandwidth availability Enterprise class wireless & security solution Installation & knowledge transfer for IT team

ONLY

£9,542

SONIC WALL This is not just a wireless solution, this is not just a firewall, it is an enterprise class security solution that you can rely upon to cope with modern day internal and external threats. • • •

Wireless Management Controller NSA 3500 Sonicwall Management software 20 x SonicPoint Ne Access Points

• •

20 x PoE Injectors Installation & configuration with 1 day Training on solution

SONIC WALL

MERU *Subject to building & site survey

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STONE SPRING UPDATE 2011

THINKING OF GOING

VANILLA? In today’s times of tight budgets, it is critical for educational institutions to ensure they have a network that is not only technically and functionally sound – but is also cost effective. Making the decision to migrate a network away from a proprietary system is not one that an educational institution will make lightly. That’s why we’ve put together a bespoke turnkey package for those schools or colleges that are looking to take their first steps to a Vanilla based Windows Server architecture.

Ideal for migration away from: • RM CC3/CC4 • Viglen Classlink • Ergo Free2Teach

WHY STONE VANILLA TURNKEY? • Perfect package for any school or college looking to move from CC network (or equivalent) • Full installation to ensure smooth transition • Ongoing support from Stone during and after project deployment • Create an ‘industry standard’ network, no more hardware or support ‘lock-in’

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STONE'S FIVE STEP MIGRATION PACKAGE Domain Migration – taking your existing RM or equivalent network and moving it over to a Windows 2008 platform. This includes:

STEP 1 •

Migration of User Accounts

STEP 2 •

Installation of Windows Deployment Services*

Installation of Windows Server Update Services*

STEP 3 •

Migration of User data (Pricing based on maximum 1TB)**

Migration of Exchange Data –if applicable (pricing based on maximum 100GB)**

Migration of Backup Solution (maximum of 1 backup software pack & User Data)

STEP 4 •

Test Server and new environment to ensure all data has migrated

STEP 5 •

Recommendations on future scaling of the network

ONLY

£2,750 EX VAT***

This transition is based on the assumption that existing customer servers & switches can be re-purposed to provide the hardware for the new environment. Your Stone Account Manager can help you assess this. * May incur a licence cost. Subject to individual licence situation. ** Data must be backed up prior to migration *** Subject to site survey

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STONE SPRING UPDATE 2011

HAPPY WITH

CC3/CC4?

RM’s proprietary network management tools can undoubtedly prove a robust solution for schools that require a single integrated system to simplify their network administration. That’s why Stone has developed DDU – a set of FREE utilities that GUARANTEE Stone branded desktops and laptops will work on CC3/CC4.

CC3

CC4

• Install all of the Stone Desktop or Notebook PC drivers automatically

• Drivers supplied and supported by Stone

INTRODUCING THE STONE DRIVER DEPLOYMENT UTILITY (DDU) • Can be added to your server in less than five minutes

FULL DRIVER SUPPORT PROVIDED • Easy to add to your management console in minutes • Proven compatibility

• Exceptionally easy and simple

NE W

now with support for the latest Intel® Sandy Bridge/Huron River Chipsets. All Stone devices featuring 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i processors are now supported by Stone on RM CC3/CC4 networks.

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AUDIO VISUAL We're perfectly positioned to offer complete AV classroom solutions – everything from multi-touch interactive whiteboards to the very latest interactive classroom voting systems. We work across all of the key vendors in the AV arena, including education heavyweights such as SMART, Promethean, Samsung and Epson to provide you with independent advice that's purely based on your individual requirements. Contact us today with your AV challenges.

SMART EDUCATION SOLUTION OFFER A OFFER B ONLY

Smart board 680

£3,682

Smart Board 680

Unifi 65 Projector

YOU SAVE

Smart LE 32 Handset Kit

USB Speakers

Hub VE220S

Fixed wall mount

£266

RRP

ONLY

£1,521 YOU SAVE

£171

RRP

£3,948

£1,692

SAMSUNG DISPLAY OFFERS OFFER A OFFER B

ONLY

ONLY

Samsung 400MXN-2

£1,664

Samsung 400MXN-2

£2,024

OBT1 tilt wall mount

YOU SAVE

OBT1 tilt wall mount

YOU SAVE

Half day training up to 10 people

Full day training up to 10 people

£505

RRP

£2,169

SPEAK TO US TODAY ABOUT YOUR REQUIREMENTS

£544

RRP

£2,589

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STONE SPRING UPDATE 2011

A variety of cost-effective and green switches for educational establishments of all sizes.

EasySmart (1-50 users)

Primary and smaller Secondary Schools • • •

An ideal entry-level managed solution Basic managed features for small networks 11-inch mental case with arms to be used in 19" racks

• •

Easily configurable through any web browser Fanless, silent switches, can be deployed in any environment

DES-1100-16

DGS-1100-16

£50

£99

16 Port Fast Ethernet EasySmart switch

16 Port Gigabit EasySmart switch

DES-1100-24

DGS-1100-24

£62

£120

24 Port Fast Ethernet EasySmart switch

24 Port Gigabit EasySmart switch

Smart Switches (1-150 users)

Larger Primary's, Secondary and smaller FE environments • •

Many of the benefits of managed, but without the complexity or cost Ease of configuration through web-management

DES-1210-08P

Ideal for users wishing to build small to medium size networks but who don't need the advanced features necessary for corporate deployments

DGS-1210-10P

8 Port Fast Ethernet PoE Smart switch

10 Port Gigabit PoE Smart Switch, including 2 Combo SFP ports

DES-1210-28

DGS-1210-16

£108

24 Port Smart Switch, with 2 Gigabit ports and 2 Combo 10/100/100 Base-T/SFP Gigabit Uplinks

£162

16 Port Gigabit Smart Switch, including 4 Combo SFP ports

£105

£113

DES-1210-28P

DGS-1210-24

£226

£132

24 Port Fast Ethernet PoE/PoE+ Smart switch

DES-1210-52

48 Port Smart Switch, with 2 Gigabit ports and 2 Combo 10/100/100 Base-T/SFP Gigabit Uplinks

£198

24 Port Gigabit Smart Switch, including 4 Combo SFP ports

DGS-1210-48

24 Port Gigabit Smart Switch, including 4 Combo SFP ports

£324

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YOU SAVE

YOU SAVE

16%

YOU SAVE

19%

17%

ProLite P1905 Hard Glass

ProLite P1705 Hard Glass

ProLite T1731SR Touch Screen

19” TN LCD screen with 2mm thickness protective glass

17” TN LCD screen

96% up typical glass transmission rate – 8H glass hardness

96% up typical glass transmission rate – 8H glass hardness

5 wire resistive touch technology

1280 x 1024 (1.3 megapixel) native resolution / Aspect Ratio 5:4

1280 x 1024 (1.3 megapixel) native resolution / Aspect Ration 5:4

1280 x 1024 (1.3 megapixel) native resolution / Aspect Ratio 5:4

5 ms Response Time

5 ms Response Time

5 ms Response Time

Contrast – 900:1 with touch panel

Contrast – 1000 : 1 with touch panel

Contrast – 1000 : 1 typical

Brightness – 200 cd/m2 with touch panel

Brightness – 250 cd/m2

Brightness – 250 cd/m2

DVI and D-Sub input connectors

DVI and D-Sub input connectors

DVI and D-Sub input connectors

OUR PRICE

£94

RRP £116

YOU SAVE

17” TN LCD screen with 2mm thickness protective glass

OUR PRICE

£112

£276

RRP £133

RRP £333

YOU SAVE

20%

OUR PRICE

YOU SAVE

19%

25%

ProLite B1906S Height Adjustable

ProLite B2206S Height Adjustable

ProLite E2210HDS

19” TN LCD

22” TN LCD widescreen

22” TN LCD widescreen

110mm height adjust / 90o pivot angle function / Portrait Mode Base

110mm height adjust / 90o pivot angle function/ Portrait Mode Base

1920 x 1080 (2.1 megapixel) native resolution / Aspect Ratio 16:9

1280 x 1024 (1.3 megapixel) native resolution / Aspect Ratio 5:4

1680 x 1050 (1.8 megapixel) native resolution / Aspect Ratio 16:10

Full High Definition

5 ms Response Time

2 ms Response Time

2 ms Response Time

Contrast – 20000:1 ACR

Contrast – 10000:1 ACR

Contrast – 20000:1 ACR

Brightness – 250 cd/ m2 max

OUR PRICE

Brightness – 300 cd/m2 max

Brightness – 250 cd/ m2 max

DVI and D-Sub input connectors

RRP £122

DVI and D-Sub input connectors

DVI-D, HDMI and D-Sub input connectors

£109

OUR PRICE

£117 RRP £145

OUR PRICE

£98

RRP £122

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STONE’S RECYCLING SERVICES Stone is the UK’s largest privately owned IT-hardware manufacturer and the only IT manufacturer in the country to have commissioned its own Authorised Treatment Facility (fully licensed by the Environment Agency). Over the last 18 months we have invested heavily in our new recycling plant and have recently moved to a new state of the art site, where particular attention has been paid to our ever increasing need for recycling capacity. Where does YOUR recycled equipment end up? Stone is the premier sponsor of IT Schools Africa and ensures that recycled and recovered equipment is used to teach IT skills in the developing world. IT Schools Africa is a UK-based charity which delivers recycled computers to African schools to improve education & cross-cultural communication. In addition, we work with one of the few electronics recycling companies in Africa to ensure the computers are recycled at the end of their second life.

Preserving the Environment In the UK, an estimated 3 million computers are decommissioned every year when companies upgrade IT systems. Under the EUs Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive, it is now illegal to discard of computers in landfill, so IT Schools Africa provides a responsible and benevolent means of disposing of your old IT equipment while meeting your legal requirements.

Reusing IT equipment: ✓✓ Saves energy and resources ✓✓ Prevents hazardous materials from ending up in landfill ✓✓ Is 20 times more effective at saving life cycle energy use than recycling By recycling through Stone you share the accolades of supporting this fantastically deserving charity, making a real difference to underprivileged children in Africa.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO VISIT OUR RECYCLING FACILITY CALL SAUL EMBERTON ON

01785 786877 OR EMAIL saul.emberton@stonegroup.co.uk

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