MySchool Blog

MCA technology award finalist!

Posted by Julian on 12 January 2017

We're particularly excited today to find out we've been chosen as a finalist for the 2016 MCA eBusiness awards, 'Best use of Technology in Business Transformation'.

Every year, the MCA eBusiness awards celebrate and acknowledge the best examples of web based technology & innovation in Malta. The awards aim to encourage digital innovation and growth across the width and breadth of the country's industry and society.

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Topics: General

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) glossary for schools

Posted by Julian on 16 December 2016

There are many specialised words and terms associated with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These are the most common ones.

Binding Corporate Rules (BCR)
Corporate rules to allow multinational organisations such as school networks to safely and legally transfer data internally (within the organisation) but across EU borders.
Consent
Freely given, specific, informed and explicit consent by statement or action by the student, parent, staff member or any person signifying agreement to the processing of their personal data.
Data Controller
This is the school. Determines the purposes, conditions and means of the processing of personal data.
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Topics: Security & Privacy

GDPR Summary: New privacy law affecting school data security for students & staff.

Posted by Julian on 14 December 2016

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation is the EU’s tough new privacy and data protection law designed to significantly strengthen all EU citizens' rights and security relating to the data you store about them. This includes students, staff and parents right to legal action against the school or ‘student information system’ supplier and the right to compensation regarding misuse of their personal data.

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Topics: Security & Privacy

MySchool is ISO27001 and ISO9001 certified

Posted by Julian on 02 December 2016

We are proud to announce that MySchool has now attained the internationally recognised ISO standards certification for ISO27001 'Information Security' and ISO9001 'Quality Management'.

MySchool is entrusted by it's customers with the security, privacy and integrity of personal data belonging to thousands of students, staff and parents.  The protection of our customer's data is a core to our business and these two certifications represent a significant enhancement to the security and integrity of the service we offer.

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Topics: Security & Privacy

Solid support that keeps your school ticking over.

Posted by Julian on 22 November 2016

Using a school management system requires great support and like all companies we are proud of the support we offer, but how well do we compare with others?

Zendesk, the worlds leading support platform, provides benchmarks with satisfaction data from over 25 thousand businesses.We use Zendesk to manage our support and regularly score98% to 100% for customer satisfaction compared with a global benchmark of 95%.

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Topics: Support

MySchool undergoing data protection and quality certifications ISO27001 & ISO9001

Posted by Julian on 20 June 2016

As part of our drive towards building a better service for our customers, we're really excited to be putting ourselves through the rigorous steps of ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certifications.

The international organisation for standardisation (ISO) is a nongovernmental organisation which leads the world of voluntary international standards and certification.

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Topics: MySchool App Updates

How Administrators can Facilitate Technology Adoption

Posted by Kelly on 09 June 2016

Back in 2009, Education World published an informative article on the administrator’s role in technology integration, outlining a number of key points that still ring true today, 7 years later. When it comes to the promotion and effective use of technology in and outside of the classroom, there’s no denying that due to the nature of their job, administrative staff are perhaps the biggest influencers in the industry.

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Buying School Management Software: 5 Things to Consider

Posted by Kelly on 02 June 2016


Before finally settling on a school management system there are a few final details to look into in order to ensure that your school is getting the best solution for its money. Here are 5 of the most important features to look for in your provider’s pricing.

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Choosing the Right School Management Software

Posted by Kelly on 27 May 2016

 

Any seasoned education professional knows that when the time comes to upgrade or invest in a school management system, finding the perfect solution to suit your school’s specific needs can be far from simple, and a few key points need to be considered before making that all-important first step into the future. To streamline that search, just keep these 3 key aspects in mind when choosing your school management software

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1.2 MySchool Update

Posted by Julian on 16 December 2015

 

Over the past couple of months, we’ve been reviewing our services, the way we work, and how we can make MySchool better. As a result, we’re redesigning many of our work processes to be more efficient, upgrading our support infrastructure and redesigning our product and service pricing to be more flexible and easier to understand.

We're currently in the process of rolling out the 1.2 update and a few of you have already been upgraded. We'll have everyone onboard by early 2016.

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Topics: MySchool App Updates