Managing Chromebooks and other 1:1 (one-to-one) devices in K-12 schools and districts can be a challenge, particularly if you are managing hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of devices with a small team. It’s not surprising that considering and planning out the complete lifecycle of those devices, such as what will happen to them in … Continue reading IT Asset lifecycle Management for Schools
Jeff and Dean from the VIZOR team discuss the challenges of Chromebook management for Schools on the Edufuturists podcast. To hear more podcasts from the Edufuturists check out edufuturists.com. VIZOR helps Schools and Districts manage their Chromebooks and other IT assets like Projectors, Smartboards and Carts. VIZOR consolidates device data from Google with student information … Continue reading Edufuturists Podcast – Chromebook management in Schools
It was our pleasure to discuss VIZOR with John Sowash on the Chromebook Classroom Podcast. Dean and Jeff discuss how VIZOR helps districts track thousands of Chromebooks, the shortcoming of using a spreadsheet or library system and how VIZOR integrates with existing tools such as the Google Admin Console and your SIS. VIZOR · Organize … Continue reading Chromebook Classroom Podcast
We are excited to announce that the “Berri” release of VIZOR is now available. Our latest release brings over 75 new features and improvements specifically designed to aid IT Asset Management in Schools and Enterprises. For Schools – Streamline daily Chromebook administration with automated OU management, the ability to remotely disable lost or stolen Chromebooks … Continue reading VIZOR Berri Release is now available
Are you struggling to onboard hundreds or thousands of Chromebook devices? Chromebook Zero-Touch Enrollment may help. In this blog, we define Zero-Touch Enrollment (ZTE), how it works and why it is important for School Districts embarking on a 1:1 initiative. What is Zero-Touch Enrollment? Chrome OS Zero-Touch Enrollment is an alternative to manually enrolling Chrome … Continue reading What is Zero-Touch Enrollment for Chromebooks?
IT Asset Disposition is knowing what to do with hardware and endpoint devices once they reached the end of their life. Your ITAD strategy includes deciding between disposal or retirement and then how and where you will remove them from circulation. In ITAD, the best practice is to reuse the hardware. That could be recycling, … Continue reading What is IT Asset Disposition and Why is it Important?
The COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed the way people work and with it the jobs of IT personnel increased in difficulty. The sudden shift didn’t give companies time to create new policies, processes, or even purchase the necessary software and equipment. That seemed to be okay because most of us thought working remotely would be temporary … Continue reading Improve Working from Home for your Employees
Spoiler alert, in our use case, the company saves $99,425 per year by using an IT Asset Management solution and automating the four tasks we discuss below. Often, we are so busy we don’t take the time to set up the proper processes and automation. However, in the long run, setting them up will save … Continue reading 4 IT Asset Management Automation Processes that Save you Money
If you are tracking laptops in a spreadsheet, chances are you aren’t managing them properly. Spreadsheets are great for static information that doesn’t constantly change. However, your laptops go through a lifecycle. Their status, for example, needs updating from asset request and procurement to allocation and retirement. Updating this information in a spreadsheet is tedious … Continue reading Laptop Management: Spreadsheet vs ITAM tool
Peter Drucker famously said that you cannot manage what you cannot measure. This applies to manage people, projects and even the assets in your organization. And in order to measure anything, you need to know what and how much you’re managing. Therefore, Network Discovery Tools can identify the assets on their network. Let’s review 7 … Continue reading 7 Useful Network Discovery Features