Optional Services

Improve your school’s data security, parental communication or online presence with one of our optional services…




Parent Portal


Disaster Recovery

Effortlessly improve your school communications using Parent Portal and its real-time updating that draws information directly from your SIMS database with minimal human interaction required. Send text and email messages easily and securely to keep parents informed, while also making the administration process easier with items such as the automatic reporting tool or the attendance resolution facility.

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Although remote backup and other backup methods can provide a basic level of disaster recovery, in the event of a large disaster such as a power outage before exam results day, or a fire/flood at school it could take days or even weeks to reconfigure the computer network before restoring data from the backup. OIS offers two products to help with this ProActive Disaster Recovery and Real-time Disaster Recovery.

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Server Hosting


Hosted Desktop

For added resilience why not host part of your school server infrastructure in the cloud with OIS. Using our secure Private Education Network we can offer both shared and dedicated server hosting to support your remote users, provide hosted desktop services, and more across a range of providers including Microsoft, Linux, Citrix, Hyper-V and VMWare.

With Oakford’s near unlimited cloud storage and processing power the limit of what you choose to move to an OIS Hosted Server solution is your requirement and budget. We can work with you to get exactly what you need. Why not contact one of our consultants who will be able to help you find the right package for you.

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A hosted desktop solution is a low maintenance, secure alternative to a traditional PC based network with an on premises server. Hosted desktops provide users with a Microsoft Windows desktop experience but via a thin client terminal, not a traditional PC. This makes the solution highly available, environmentally friendly and infinitely scalable whilst also reducing IT costs for you.

Hosted desktop solutions are designed around your needs and budget and can be scaled as large or as little as you choose. Why not contact us to discuss available packages or to arrange a free consultation on how to get the best possible value for money for your scenario.

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Website Design


ESET Anti Virus

Your website represents your school to both current and prospective parents. It is important that your website is professional, informative and easy to use while also ensuring your school is found through search engines. OIS can help with all elements of website design including producing graphics, creating unique functionality and can improve visibility through search engine optimisation. The website can then be fully managed in house through our easy to use content management system (CMS), accessible from any computer via the Internet.

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As a strategic partner OIS can offer very competitive pricing for the award winning ESET Anti Virus package. Controlled centrally via a management console with a small desktop footprint, it has become the natural choice for many UK schools.




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