Streamlining the relative roles of internal support staff and managed IT:
Schools are often not maximizing new resources, because procuring them takes dedicated time. Each new device or piece of equipment requires setup. Internal IT staff are frequently burdened with continual maintenance and repairs. Yet the school needs to ensure all new technology has the necessary controls. Particularly challenging for dedicated IT staff is staying on top of security processes, without which, vulnerabilities are bound to slip through the cracks. Even a slight miss could compromise students’ personal information or sensitive files.
The challenge of ubiquitous computing in contexts with otherwise limited access:
Limited access to technology and limited technical experience where technology is deployed can yield lowered student engagement. It burns time to mitigate that—time which is then not spent teaching and learning. As always, but especially now, robust IT support must extend to families, including rapid troubleshooting and (potentially) training to understand various learning platforms.
Full capability, laser-focused on your school’s specific objective:
Schools need the ability to flex, expand, plan, implement and support technology end-to-end—even if the school’s initial needs are modest. But a generic approach is unsuitable for a learning environment. Too often, managed IT services partners do not grasp the fundamentals of a school’s mission, the specific requirements of its instructional paradigm, or the extent of challenges faced by its learner population. Every school shares something in common, and types of schools from Law Schools to Community Colleges to Charter or Montessori have a specific focus inherent to their model. But one size never fits all. A deeper understanding of each is required, on top of a solid grasp of the range of technical opportunities and requirements appropriate to everything from school administration to classroom instruction and learning rubrics. CTS offers the entire array of technical services focused entirely on education. These include:
A full range of services:
Now is the time to have the conversation:
Whether the need is immediate or in the early planning stages, highly specific or end-to-end, we want to have the conversation. In fact, the earlier you plug us into looking at the requirements or planning the overall improvements, the more effective we can be on your behalf. Don’t hesitate to reach out now.
I'm Sachin Gujral, founder of CTS—Technology for Education. My firm helps schools, school founders, and educational organizations make and implement effective technology and IT decisions. I'd love to have a brief conversation to see how CTS and your school might collaborate. Use the form below or feel free to call 866-399-3230.