Educational Technology (EdTech) is a particular area of pressure because the expertise, experience and strategic vision to develop, implement and sustain an effective ICT strategy are scarce in the market and often unaffordable for all but larger education organisations. Recruitment can be difficult if you don’t fully understand what skills and experience you need.

With the advent of fast broadband connectivity and cloud computing, more and more EdTech can be delivered through shared services but you need an effective ICT strategy in place that lays down appropriate foundations. The DfE supports the strategic adoption of cloud services but the question is how?