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3 Surprising Areas You Might Be Overlooking in Network Security

Posted on May 16, 2018 11:30:00 AM

In days gone by, educational IT departments followed the antivirus + firewall = network security formula. Unfortunately, those days are over. Because of the advent of cloud technology and the increased utilization of your network for mission-critical applications, the network security architecture discussion is no longer optional. The conversation must happen, period.

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Fleet Management Drives Major Organizational Outcomes

Posted on May 9, 2018 7:24:00 AM

 

When we talk about district goals, such as increasing enrollment, boosting campus safety, or impacting student outcomes, we’re typically referring to initiatives that occur on campus. While the vast majority of projects do involve physical location, a newer technology operates outside the walls of the classroom that can affect real change in student success: fleet management systems.

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Does RFP Stand for Request for Problems?

Posted on May 2, 2018 7:34:00 AM

Albert Einstein's definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. We contend that the definition of futility is understanding the definition of insanity but doing nothing about it, which perfectly encapsulates the current state of requests for proposal (RFPs). Organizations keep writing them the same way they’ve always been written, often not...

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Stop the Silos, Already!

Posted on Apr 25, 2018 8:30:00 AM

In trying to achieve an organization’s objectives, many issues stem from a lack of communication and cooperation. When you’re working toward achieving goals like student success (and many others), it’s imperative that everyone in the organization is rowing in the same direction. That’s why it’s so unfortunate that many educational institutions are operating in the opposite way: running...

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The Surprising Key to Campus Safety

Posted on Apr 18, 2018 7:26:19 AM

 

As we’ve mentioned, when we discuss campus safety with district leadership, we frequently hear about the list of technology that has been purchased and installed. One key to campus safety that’s not typically categorized as a safety measure but which significantly contributes to the security of your students, faculty, and organization as a whole is the expanding technology involving network...

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Why Campus Safety Technology Doesn’t Equal Campus Safety

Posted on Apr 11, 2018 7:32:00 AM

What does campus safety mean to you? For many districts, “campus safety” can be traced back to a list of disparate technologies. In actuality, it should be thought of as a philosophy or an ecosystem that requires input and collaboration from all corners of the organization. The challenge is that the former (simply ordering and installing equipment) is fairly straightforward, while the latter...

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3 Signs That Your IT Department Isn’t Relevant

Posted on Apr 5, 2018 7:34:00 AM

Lack of relevancy affects many K-12 IT departments. The symptoms may initially seem hard to trace, but when you delve a little deeper, you will likely find that your IT needs some help to effectively contribute to the organization’s larger objectives.

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The Best Way to Approach Your Cloud Strategy

Posted on Mar 22, 2018 7:22:00 AM

1. You can move to the Cloud as part of a proactive strategy or you can scramble to get there as a reaction to macroeconomic shifts.

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What You Never Want to Hear Your Vendor Say

Posted on Mar 8, 2018 7:35:00 AM

What’s one of the worst things you can hear your vendor say? We’ll give you a hint: It basically means “not my problem,” and when you hear it, you’re back to square one. You never want to hear your technology integrator say, “That’s another vendor’s issue.”

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The Technology that Keeps Students & Parents Engaged

Posted on Feb 22, 2018 7:45:00 AM

What's the ubiquitous technology that could contribute to student success, increase average daily attendance, and help keep parents engaged? Watch this short video to find out what it is (and how you can implement it now)!

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