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Technologies and Strategies Relevant to Your School

For schools, data and data protection are everything. Whether you need an extra hand during the school year to make sure your school technology/IT environment is running smoothly or are thinking about adding virtual desktops to this year’s syllabus, Mindsight has the school technology expertise to help you determine the right path for you.

From K-12 to colleges and universities, our consultants are well-versed in helping schools design, implement, and deploy technologies that will help students and teachers be more innovative and productive in the classroom.

Are you an E-Rate school? Contact us today to learn about how you can best use your funds.

TECHNOLOGY ESSENTIALS FOR THE EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL

  • MANAGED SERVICES

    For less than the cost of an additional IT employee, we can give you 24×7 access to IT services and expertise across all of your technologies. From monitoring your environment to managing it all, we have a managed services level that suits your needs.

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  • VIRTUAL DESKTOP INFRASTRUCTURE

    Desktop virtualization or virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) removes desktop software from laptops and PCs used by your school. Instead, these applications exist in the central data center. There’s no software installed on those PCs and laptops, and yet students and teachers alike have the full-feature desktop experience. This approach has been found to lower costs while simultaneously improving the overall desktop experience.

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  • CLOUDSTREAM

    Like streaming music, Mindsight’s cloud automation service allows you to “stream” cloud services by moving your data to and from the cloud in just ten easy clicks. Need extra data storage during the school year or a developer sandbox to stand up a new student application? CloudStream may be the perfect option for you.

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  • CISCO SPARK

    Cisco Spark is a new collaboration tool from Cisco that provides companies and schools with a new way to work together. Users create a “Spark Room” which serves as a complete project hub hosted in the cloud. Cisco Spark can also integrate with many Cisco phone models and serve as a cloud-hosted voice system.

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Mindsight Blog

Read the latest and most relevant technology news through the Mindsight blog. Our most recent articles are below.

Education

In 1996, President Bill Clinton presided over the creation of the E-Rate program through the 1996 Telecommunications Act. At the time, the program was designed to supply federal funds to help schools and libraries afford telecommunication technology. In 1996, that mostly meant voice technology, but…

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Education

Though parents have been protective of their children’s student data for decades, the umbrella of “student data” includes more today than you may realize. In addition to attendance records, transcripts, and disciplinary records, student data could include medical information, web history on school devices, personal…

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Education

In 1996, the federal government established the E-Rate program to encourage schools and libraries to improve their internet and voice network infrastructure. The program provides discounts on installation or services to schools and libraries looking to pursue these projects. As the networking industry boomed in…

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