NEPS Case Study: Serving Schools, Securing Students, Saving Time

Background

Several NDIT teams including EduTech, Collaboration Technologies, Security and Network have built strong relationships with North Dakota’s school districts over the years. Recent efforts include bolstering cybersecurity with anti-malware provided at no cost to schools. The state also boasts one of the highest density broadband networks in the country with more than 90% connectivity statewide. And annual training and professional development opportunities through EduTech are a cornerstone to the state’s national leadership in computer science and cybersecurity education under the K-20W Initiative.

These strong partnerships recently yielded an opportunity for New England Public Schools to use a cutting-edge automation tool to configure 225 laptops for their students. The joint effort demonstrates the value of technology from a time and cost savings perspective, the innovative approaches schools are taking to support e-learning, and the positive impact the NDIT team is having on North Dakota’s students during the pandemic.

An Automation Solution

Shannay Witte, a 31-year veteran teacher with New England Public Schools, knew that planning for the new school year would require a fresh approach to technology solutions.

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