By Monique Lucey, HP Networking FlexCampus/Branch Marketing
If your school is like many educational institutions you face a unique set of challenges resulting from the combination of interactive learning technology, consumer mobile devices in the classroom and rigid legacy infrastructure. Network downtime, slow bandwidth connections and an inability to support the latest tools for students and faculty – all challenge your ability to deliver network access to students and faculty from anywhere at any time.
Three schools across the US increased their network performance to prepare for growth and addressed these challenges.
1. Dependable network, significant savings gets high marks: With more than 6,900 students and faculty depending on access to critical applications on the network, Rush-Henrietta Central School District could not afford to continue working around monthly network outages. Furthermore, the state mandated online testing requirements and budget cuts put increased strain on IT resources. HP Networking partner AdvizeX helped Rush-Henrietta to deploy solutions that allowed the school district to optimize network performance and reduce the common outages they once faced.
2. Faster access to information from desktop or on-the-go was smart choice: As the student and faculty numbers grew at Dallas ISD, managing information across 275 facilities became increasingly difficult. With the help of HP Networking partner CompuCom, Dallas ISD replaced their legacy infrastructure to allow the school district to lift restraints on network access, improve connectivity speed from its previous 100MB to a 10GB backbone, as well as pave the way for a mobile learning environment with increased wireless access.
3. Flexible network upgrade makes rigid legacy infrastructure history: Cuesta College realized the need to update its aging legacy infrastructure to keep the school’s critical applications running without interruption. HP Networking partner Golden Star Technology worked with Cuesta College to deploy solutions that provided a flexible and efficient infrastructure which enabled the school to meet the demands of students and faculty for increased network bandwidth.
4. Improved performance for staff and students: With more than 300 schools on its network, Hillsborough County Public Schools is replacing its legacy network to prepare for future growth. Introducing 10g throughout most of the schools was a key factor to the improved performance.
>> Want to learn how Rush-Henrietta Central School District in Henrietta, New York; Dallas Independent School District (ISD) in Texas; and Cuesta College, in San Luis Obispo, Calif. and Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, Florida met these challenges? Read the complete press release.
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