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The Subject Selection Process: How SSO can make this more efficient

Subject selection inside school communities can be a cumbersome task. Between managing staff locale, prerequisites and corequisites, mandatory subjects, student selections, minimum and maximum capacities, waiting lists (if applicable), student pathway planning and course costs. Arguably the most arduous task of subject selection is formulating the selection data into timetables. CountryNet Software, collaborating with Billanook… Read more »

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CONNECTED COMMUNITIES GRANT – LAUNCHED!

In what we suspect is an Australian first, we have launched a new grant program for schools around Australia, in a bid to help build school communities and ease the burden of paperwork on staff. We’d like to introduce you to the CountryNet Connected Communities Grant. Our CountryNet Connected Communities Grant presents a unique opportunity… Read more »

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Products vs Platform

During the Christmas and New Year break, it dawned on me that as much as I was away from the office and the staff were all enjoying their holidays with family, today’s interconnected world meant that I was never really unplugged and was hugely integrated into systems that I expected to seamlessly talk to each… Read more »

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SSO – Enhanced Experience for All Users

We’re so excited about this year’s first big upgrade! After 8 years of working with schools and gathering feedback about how we can help streamline the selection process, we’re launching the new version of SSO. There’s a lot of great things, but here are a few key areas to whet your appetite. Simplified Set-Up Process… Read more »

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Why a private cloud?

Educonnex is the premier cloud-based school administration system. As discussed in a previous article, there are many benefits and challenges of implementing an administration system in the cloud. This article focuses on the cloud itself – where exactly is this cloud? Does it matter where it is? These are important questions, not just for CountryNet… Read more »

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Taking a school administration system to the cloud: Benefits and challenges

In 2013 our development team embarked on a new project to create a school administration system called Educonnex from the ground up. Right from the start we decided that this new system would be totally hosted online – in the cloud – aka software-as-a-service (SaaS). Delivering a school administration system like this is a radical… Read more »

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Getting started with cloud computing

This week I attended the DiG2015 conference in Newcastle with some great talks and workshops about surviving and thriving in a world where “digital disruption” is happening all around us. This means being flexible and agile enough to embrace the rapid pace of change that’s constantly coming our way through innovations in internet technology. Think… Read more »