Technology Solutions for K12 and Higher Ed
Education Isn’t Limited to the Classroom Anymore
Enhance the learning experience through technology
The integration of technology into the educational experience is ever-increasing. Federal, state and local initiatives are all striving to leverage new ways of establishing and improving technology in the classroom, on the campus and in remote learning environments. Educators and administrators alike are being impacted.
Just a few of the benefits forward-thinking organizations have seen include:
- Increase attendance
- Improve graduation rates
- Enhance interaction and collaboration between teachers, students, administration and the community
- Improve student safety
- Increase operational efficiency
- Reduce complexities
How do you bridge the gap between the educational infrastructure of today and the advanced learning environment of tomorrow?
Our IT education specialists understand and can guide you through the service and technology options available to you. Our solutions are customizable, scalable, and flexible, ensuring that you get the right fit for your unique challenges. We work with leading technology partners to deliver a wide range of solutions and services designed to help educational institutions transform the learning experience. Large or small. Urban, suburban, or rural. Collegiate or K-12. We’ll work with you to maximize legacy systems while introducing new tools and techniques.
SMP’s unrivaled expertise in Unified Communication can enable your students and teachers to collaborate in real time with anyone, anywhere in the world, on practically any device. We have extensive experience integrating these systems into LMS systems. Finally, VoIP platforms can transform ordinary phone systems into powerful tools for managing voicemails (via instant message or email) and conference calls (including video conferences). It all adds up to more productivity and better outcomes for everyone involved.
The network is the backbone of any district, and providing secure, widespread availability is a constant challenge. We evaluate existing network infrastructure, then provide upgrade recommendations to reduce costs, increase reliability, and ensure it will meet the current and future needs of students, teachers, and staff. At the same time, our data center experts can map out dependencies between applications and the hardware & software your school relies on. We will perform predictive analysis of capacities and workloads to optimize efficiency and reliability. We also offer monitoring services for your existing IT systems or can deploy intuitive dashboards that let you easily monitor ongoing performance.
Once the infrastructure is in place to provide access, the next big challenge facing universities and districts is to deliver desktop and application services to any user endpoint, whether a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or even home desktop. By allowing students to “learn outside the classroom” via course capture, content transcoding, and video warehousing and distribution, progressive educators are embracing the advantages of “flip learning”. We’ll show you how to integrate this weave of technology securely in your classroom and your district, so you can deliver education that improves students’ and faculties’ experience and provides the best return on investment for your district or university.
SMP can help you design, implement and maintain cloud solutions for your specific requirements. For example, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions provisioned through cloud computing platforms are becoming increasingly attractive. The ease of maintenance and upgrades, as well as the cost predictability and implementation consistency, are exceptional benefits for organizations with tight budget constraints and a huge range of user needs. In addition, cloud environments can offer improved data back-up, security and recovery.
Our Education Partners
PROJECT LEAD THE WAY
Enabling the PLTW initiative through infrastructure technology for improved learning opportunities and increased enrollment.
SMART SCHOOLS BOND ACT
SMP has provided IT solutions for K-12 districts and BOCES across New York State for over 18 years. We are E-Rate authorized and Smart Schools Bond Act knowledgeable.
SMP participates in state contracts to provide solutions that not only meet your needs, but drive value and trim your bottom line.