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Move IT Forward By Taking a Step Back—to the Basics

Treating each IT purchase as part of an overall architecture helps to make sure the district’s IT program is agile and efficient. Cisco has created architectural roadmaps for popular K-12 IT initiatives. Each one has a starting place and one or more paths to follow.


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Cisco BYOD Solutions for K12 Education
Bring the freedom to learn anywhere, anytime, with Cisco K-12 Education BYOD Solutions.  These bring-your-own-device solutions provide the freedom to go anywhere on campus and still perform the tasks you would on a wired network.  School wireless improves collaboration, and also:

  • Deploys new teaching tools that facilitate teaching innovation
  • Exposes students to a differentiated curriculum
  • Opens up access to enhanced teaching and learning resources
  • Increase physical safety to create a highly secure school environment

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K-12 School Enables Online Learning with Cisco BYOD Solutions
See how, after selecting and deploying Cisco BYOD Solutions for K12, anytime access greatly improved a learner-centric environment within Chapel Hill- Carrboro City School District. 

Take the Lead on Learning with BYOD and Mobile Devices in K-12 Classrooms
See how, after selecting and deploying Cisco’s BYOD Solutions for K12, McAllen Independent School District achieved anytime access and greatly improved a learner-centric environment.  Students can now utilize mobile devices anywhere on campus with wired-network speeds and performance. 

Empowering Students with Technology
Coppell Independent School District beats budget restrictions using a Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) approach; strategically integrating technology and learning. The implementation of innovation is proving valuable for students and the school system alike. 
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Top Considerations for a Unified Communications Purchase
Unified communications (UC) has been a continually evolving market for the past decade. It has expanded from voice over IP (VoIP) and unified messaging to collaborative applications such as video, distance learning, mobile services, social media, and document sharing. If implemented correctly, UC is a powerful technology with a multifaceted value proposition for education.  A report from ZK Research provides relevant decision criteria to help organizations make the best UC decisions possible. Access the report.

Lowest Price Technically Acceptable? Check out Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment
Lowest Price Technically Acceptable is the new mantra for many public sector customers. Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment (CCRE) is the answer for your most price sensitive sales situations, driving down the cost of new network deployments, without sacrificing on quality. 
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Panel Discussion:
“Funding Communications Solutions with E-Rate”
Thursday, June 13, 2013 
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ISTE 2013
June 23-26, 2013
San Antonio TX

Wireless for K-12: A Technical Deep Dive on Security, Scalability, Devices & More
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
11:00 a.m. PT

Round Table: Deploying a Scalable Network at Bremerton School District
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
11:00 a.m. PT

Tablets in K-12 Education: Design Your Wireless Network for Tomorrow
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Cisco Virtual Forum for Education Leaders: On Demand
Visit the Cisco Education Forum for Education Leaders to explore amazing trends that are shaping the future of education. 


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