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Thoughts, insights, and data on how Information Technology leaders can reshape the future of education, drive strategic change at their institutions, and manage the deluge of requests/tasks that require their attention…

Forsyth County Schools Cybersecurity lessons from 2020

And how they’re shaping the future of education technology. Click below to join Tim Fleming and Curt Godwin of Forsyth County Schools as they guide us through how cybersecurity has changed in the past year and how it continues to evolve as we navigate a post-covid...

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Four Cybersecurity Steps Every K-12 School Should Take

Imagine waking up to find that your school’s entire network has been encrypted and someone is demanding a $200,000 ransom to decrypt it. The FBI encourages you not to pay the ransom in order to avoid incentivizing more attacks, but the other option is starting over at...

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The Current State of the E-Rate Program – Part I

How Will Schools and the FCC Bridge the Homework Gap for Distance Learning? In early March of 2020, the Coronavirus Pandemic stopped the world in its tracks. Schools were shut down across the country and left in a quandary to continue providing education outside the...

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The Current State of the E-Rate Program – Part II

How can schools provide broadband access to teachers and students? In a recent podcast, I met with Kim Friends, vice president of CSM Consulting, Inc. This company provides a broad range of compliance and software solutions for school districts, offices of education,...

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The Current State of the E-Rate Program – Part III

What is the FCC doing now about E-Rates Issues? When the president declared a national emergency back in mid-March, the FCC made a few quick changes. The first action they took was to temporarily waive the E-Rate gifting rule, limiting the gift value to less than $50...

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Cloud Security Myths to Leave Behind in 2021

Are these myths impacting your ability to protect your district from cyber-attacks? Cybersecurity is trending - and not in a good way. Education has accounted for 32% of all cyber-attacks in the last year, and that number is only growing. It is predicted that...

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How to Improve Students’ Performance With IT

Cutting-edge technology’s impact on the way students learn has reshaped the classroom experience. Better performance in the education arena aligns closely with encouraging students to interact and collaborate creativity. As a result, traditional learning methods –...

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Live from GAMEIS 2021

Be a fly on the wall as you listen in to Tim Fleming, Curt Godwin, Amy Denman, and Brian Trent talk about how this past year has shaped lasting changes in their schools. Leaders in education technology have to be more than just great. They need to consistently nurture...

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Don’t waste another cent on unused software licenses

A 2019 study found that 67% of educational software product licenses go unused. In some schools, that number jumps to 90%. Which brings up the question: What’s your educational organization’s percent of unused licenses? If it’s 1%, it’s too much. Every cent you spend...

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Time to Get Focused?

We exist to help overworked, under-appreciated, under-funded, and task-saturated IT teams elevate from reactionary ticket handling to a strategic role helping students, faculty, administrators and others meet their goals.