The school was deploying a 1:1 program and the current IT infrastructure including the network switches, web filter, firewall and wireless was inadequate and outdated.
HP Network Switching
Barracuda Web Filter
Akins IT worked with the IT Director and IT staff to come up with a complete network overhaul during the Christmas break. A wireless site survey was performed as well as a network evaluation and recommendation plan with a complete network overhaul during the Christmas break so that it wouldn’t interfere with classes. This included replacing the firewall, web filter, all switches with HP switches and installing 55 indoor Aerohive WiFi access points and 3 outdoor Aerohive WiFi access points with Aerohive HiveManager Online.
Allowed teachers and students to connect, share information and collaborate more effectively in and out of the classroom.
Improved classroom management of time and space
Reduced worksheets, hand-outs, school supplies, paper books, paper textbooks, & homework sheets
Inspired students to become responsibly involved and active in learning
Teachers and students can immediately access curriculum, information, announcements and literature electronically and more