When purchasing Chromebooks, the preparation includes how to incorporate the devices into the curriculum and making sure they elicit positive results for the school and the students. The most popular metric to monitor the investment is the student performance before and after using the devices were purchased. Seems simple, right? Not quite. Part of the … Continue reading 3 Tips to Track Chromebooks for Students
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?
Chromebooks are flying off shelves like hotcakes. Education establishments are choosing these durable laptops to complement their 1:1 program. Google offers two G Suite editions to schools: G Suite for Education and G Suite Enterprise for Education. In this blog, we’re going to highlight the main difference between the two editions. Update (2021) : Google … Continue reading Difference Between G Suite for Education and G Suite Enterprise
Service desk tools are used in just about every industry. For larger organizations, you can argue that they’re quite essential to manage tickets, service requests and other IT tasks. In this blog, we review four components of a service desk tool and calculate how much it can save your organization. To make things simple, let’s … Continue reading The Value of a Service Desk Tool
There is no secret that school districts across the nation are investing in technology for their students. In many cases, we have seen school districts purchasing Chromebooks, for each student, as part of a 1:1 program. However, whether you’re implementing a 1:1 program or not, onboarding hundreds or thousands of devices need management. After months of working … Continue reading How to Manage Chromebooks Like a Pro
Last November, Microsoft announced the combination of SCCM and Intune under one umbrella and renamed it Microsoft Endpoint Manager. Microsoft claims that this combined solution “deploy[s] a seamless, end-to-end management solution that combines the functionality, data, and new intelligent actions of Microsoft Intune and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.” Naturally, as fans of SCCM and Intune, we … Continue reading What is Microsoft Endpoint Manager?
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
One-to-one (commonly abbreviated as 1:1) computing programs in the education system have already been around for a few decades. Although not a new concept, schools still have trouble obtaining successful results with one-to-one programs. Are schools biting off more than they can chew? Can they be underestimating the undertaking of implementing a one-to-one program? Are … Continue reading One-to-One Programs in Education: More than Buying Devices
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