Our partners offer innovative products and services to improve the educational experience of students and address the challenges facing school districts.
Learn more about the sponsors, and be sure to visit their pods at your next CoSN event.
Education Networks of America (ENA) delivers robust and reliable broadband, Wi-Fi/LAN, communication, and cloud services to K–12 schools, higher education institutions, and libraries across the nation. ENA works side-by-side with its customers to ensure they have the connectivity, communication, and collaboration solutions they need to be successful. Founded in 1996, ENA has a strong and successful history of delivering scalable and cost-effective IP-based services to K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and libraries, and our experience includes unmatched levels of success in the E-rate funding program. Today, ENA manages multiple statewide and district-wide education and library networks, including 16 of the largest school systems in the country. We understand the missions of the communities we serve, and all of our solutions are designed to meet their technology needs and allow for maximum flexibility while minimizing the burden on our customers’ administrative and technical resources. For more information, please visitwww.ena.com
, call 866-615-1101, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 1992, FileWave has provided education, enterprise, and government institutions around the world with enterprise level cross-platform systems and mobile device management software to assist IT teams throughout the entire lifecycle process of imaging, deployment, management and maintenance. FileWave’s all-in-one, highly scalable software solves the many challenges of managing a diverse and growing population of users, devices, and content by ensuring IT teams have a comprehensive solution that supports both client (desktop) and mobile devices across Mac, Windows, iOS and Android.
With FileWave, IT teams can efficiently secure and support their organizations from one easy-to-use console, making even the most daunting projects, such as BYOD or large 1:1 initiatives, manageable and highly effective.
Enterprise level cross-platform systems and mobile device management
Integrated inventory and license management—complete asset management
Patented deployment—fast, reliable, and efficient deployments
Booster technology—maximum scalability with minimal network traffic
Engage—modern classroom management and collaboration
At AT&T, we are using the power of our network to build a better tomorrow. By investing in new tools and solutions that leverage our unique technologies and capabilities, AT&T is helping to mobilize teaching and learning, optimize network performance, and enhance communications for schools. We deliver secure, high-speed access over one of the world's most advanced and powerful backbone networks. With AT&T’s signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire
, we are driving innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond. We are leveraging technology, relationships, and social innovation to help all students make their biggest dreams a reality.
Dell Inc. is committed to helping students develop the knowledge and skills they need to learn and succeed in an increasingly digital world and a globally competitive workforce. As a top provider of technology and services to schools, Dell listens to and works with students, educators, administrators, parents, and community members around the world to deliver innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more in and out of the classroom. Learn more about Dell in Education at www.dell.com
. Follow us on Twitter @DellEDU
HMH is a global leader in learning, providing content and services to millions of students, teachers, and parents worldwide. We leverage the power of innovation and interoperability, creating dynamic solutions that better serve our mutual customers. Partner with us today and gain access to an unparalleled network of resources to help your business grow.
From early childhood education through high school, there has never been a more exciting or challenging time to be a member of the educational community. Just over the last few years, for example, the Internet and wireless computing capabilities have dramatically changed the learning environment. HP understands and appreciates the needs and challenges of the educational arena. With its longstanding commitment to education and a demonstrated ability to consistently deliver high-quality, affordable, technology products, services and solutions, HP is uniquely qualified to help transform schools and institutions into a 21st Century learning environment.
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives.
SchoolDude is the #1 provider of SaaS operations software designed specifically for schools. Visit us to learn more about our IT Help Desk and IT Asset Management applications, how they can be integrated, and how they save time, create instant audits andreports, and justify capital funding requests.
Sunesys is a leading provider of premium bandwidth services and private fiber optic networks. We own, operate, and maintain our own high density fiber optic network in major metropolitan areas across more than 30 states in the U.S. Sunesys offers a comprehensive suite of tailored, high capacity, facilities-based network services coupled with superior industry expertise, service, and support.
Sunesys is a subsidiary of Crown Castle International Corp
. (NYSE: CCI). Crown Castle provides wireless carriers with the infrastructure they need to keep people connected and businesses running. With approximately 40,000 towers and 15,000 small cell nodes supported by approximately 16,000 miles of fiber, Crown Castle is the nation's largest provider of shared wireless infrastructure with a significant presence in the top 100 U.S. markets.
Amazon Web Services offers a broad set of global cloud-based products including compute, storage, databases, analytics, networking, mobile, developer tools, management tools, IoT, and security and enterprise applications
. These services help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale. AWS is trusted by the largest enterprises and the hottest start-ups to power a wide variety of workloads including: web and mobile applications, game development, data processing and warehousing, storage, archive, and many others.
Brocade® networking solutions help K-12 educational institutions improve student outcomes through digital learning initiatives. Thousands of K-12 schools in the USA rely on Brocade to deliver cost- effective, scalable and easy-to-manage networks to support their students and faculty.
Headquartered in San Jose, California, Brocade has approximately 4,300 employees worldwide and serves a wide range of industries and customers in more than 160 countries. The company combines a proven history of innovation with standards leadership to help ensure the ultimate IT flexibility and choice.
CDW•G is a leading provider of technology and solutions to schools, with a mission of delivering engaging, collaborative and interactive learning environments, while securing networks and optimizing data centers. Our team of dedicated account managers and solution architects can help with assessment and pre-configuration to implementation and ongoing support. CDW•G solution areas include: classroom technology, cloud computing, data center optimization, networking, power and cooling, printers, security, software, storage, total mobility management, unified communications, and virtualization. For details, call 800.808.4239 or visit CDWG.com/k12.
Cisco is the world’s leading provider of network-based solutions for education. Cisco's Connected Learning portfolio of solutions provides the network infrastructure required to meet new standards for college and career readiness, and the communication and collaboration tools to help you improve student outcomes, increase efficiency, and enhance safety and security. Discover innovative ways to engage students in a connected world. For more information, visit www.cisco.com/go/education
. Cisco solutions help:
Extend access to learning
Improve the quality of instruction and education assessment
Create innovative learning models
Improve decision making
Reduce costs with administrative efficiency
ClassLink is a leading provider of cloud-based education products that connect teachers and students with their classroom, their curriculum and each other in richer, more powerful ways. Founded in 1998, ClassLink’s mission is to empower educators to improve learning through innovative systems and services.
ClassLink provides unlimited OneClick single sign-ons to web and Windows applications and instant access to files on school networks and cloud storage. Accessible from any device, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.
Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-based network solutions for connecting people, places, and things over wired and wireless broadband. With Cradlepoint, customers can leverage the speed and economics of wired and wireless Internet broadband for branch, failover, mobile, and IoT networks while maintaining end-to-end visibility, security, and control. Over 15,000 enterprise and government organizations around the world—including 75 percent of the world’s top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100, and 25 of the largest U.S. cities—rely on Cradlepoint to keep critical sites, workforces, vehicles, and devices always connected and protected.
Encore Technology group provides innovative technology solutions for K-12 classrooms, higher education institutions, state and local government agencies, and commercial enterprises. Today, they are one of the largest independent technology solution providers in the southeastern United States, though their prestigious client roster spans the entire nation
IT Security is in the forefront of the minds of school officials. Data breaches, website defacement, viruses, malware, compliance, even DDoS attacks impact education organizations across the P-20 learning environment.
Fortinet, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, positions schools, colleges, and libraries to be able to respond rapidly to a sophisticated IT cyber-threat landscape. Fortinet’s consolidated approach to network security provides unparalleled performance and ease of management, coupled with significant savings. Strengthened by the industry's highest level of threat research, intelligence, and analytics from FortiGuard Labs, Fortinet delivers best-in-class protection to provide the safest and most secure digital learning environments.
Fortinet offers many products and services that are eligible under the E-Rate program, including: Wireless Access Points, Unified Threat Management/Next Generation Firewalls, Network Switches, and Caching solutions. Fortinet’s UTM/NGFWs are CIPA compliant.
Google for Education: Education is at the core of Google's mission to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." We want to help make learning possible for everyone, anywhere. With devices and tools built for the classroom, students and teachers can spend more time exploring, connecting, creating - together. Technology will play a vital role in equipping this generation of students with the skills they'll need to thrive in the workforce of today and tomorrow. That is why we support collaborative learning in communities around the world, and why we continue to invest heavily in education programs and partnerships: so students can do cool stuff that matters.
Identity Automation is a leading provider of scalable Identity Management software to education. Its solution, RapidIdentity, helps educational organizations quickly build streamlined security foundations, whether deployed on premises or in the cloud. RapidIdentity's architecture uniquely supports fast deployments at any scale, contributing to rapid returns and lower total costs of ownership.
Designed for teachers and how they want to teach, itslearning is a cloud-based learning platform used by millions of teachers, students, administration staff and parents around the world. It can be found at all levels of education, from primary schools to universities, helping teachers make education more inspiring and valuable for today’s students. At itslearning, we pride ourselves on understanding the needs of education. More than 20% of our employees have worked as teachers, and we can often be found in the classroom, learning from teachers. We provide a full range of strategic services, from simple training sessions to full-scale implementation projects. Established in 1999, itslearning is headquartered in Bergen, Norway, and has offices in multiple locations around the world.
Since 2002, JAMF Software—and our Casper Suite solution—have made it easy for schools and businesses to use and manage Apple devices in their organizations. With Casper Suite, IT departments have the industry’s single best tool to inventory, image, configure, secure and distribute software and apps on every Mac, iPad, iPhone or Apple TV under their control. Teachers and students work with products they prefer and that enhance the learning experience in the classroom. IT administrators get their weekends back.
Find out why more than 4,000 schools and businesses rely on JAMF Software to manage over 3,750,000 Apple devices across the globe at jamfsoftware.com
Juniper Networks delivers innovation across routing, switching, and security. From the district’s network core down to teacher and student devices, Juniper Networks' innovations in software, silicon, and systems transform the experience and economics of networking. Our solutions for education provide the network foundation that creates a learning environment that is more engaging for students, helping advance student learning and improve student achievement. We help schools and school districts build the very best education networks so that they are ready to integrate their technology-powered learning initiatives, conduct critical online assessments, and perform important day-to-day administrative functions. As a trusted partner to education, Juniper Networks provides a full routing portfolio for WAN and Internet connections, campus and data center networking, best-in-class wireless LAN solution, network security, and integrated management.
Kajeet, the only wireless service provider dedicated to kids and education, is bridging the digital divide in schools. The Kajeet SmartSpotTM
is a portable Wi-Fi hotspot with school-managed off- campus Internet connectivity. Giving teachers or administrators the ability to set access hours and filter out non- educational content, the Kajeet Sentinel®
platform connects students to essential academic resources on the Internet anytime, anywhere. The SmartSpot is compatible with all devices students use today and is 100% compliant with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). For more information, please visit us at http://kajeet.net
Lightspeed Systems Inc., founded in 1999, develops comprehensive network security and management solutions for the education market. We are committed to helping schools of all sizes operate their networks effectively and efficiently, so educators can provide safe online teaching and learning environments. Our innovative, comprehensive solutions for network security, internet filtering, monitoring, management, and optimization have emerged from Lightspeed's IT expertise and constant customer interaction.Our software is used in more than 2,000 school districts in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia to protect more than 6 million students. For the past several years, Lightspeed Systems has been recognized on the Inc. 5,000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies.
McGraw-Hill Education is the digital learning experiences company intent on changing the world of education. Drawing on its rich heritage of educational expertise, the company offers highly personalized learning experiences that improve learning outcomes around the world. The company has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 60 languages. For more information, please visit mheducation.com
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Education is more than students sitting in a classroom. The expansion in Internet connectivity and the use of mobile devices has transformed learning and schools. The right technology is essential to support today’s challenging learning environment. Microsoft
’s solutions for teaching and e-learning with Windows 8, Office 365, Lync, and SharePoint are fueling innovation and the future of learning.
SAFARI Montage provides K–12 school districts with a fully integrated Digital Learning Platform, including a Learning Object Repository, Video Streaming Library, and IPTV & Live Media Streaming, designed to handle video efficiently.
Samsung provides enterprise IP phone systems and carrier-grade Wi-Fi to educational institutions and enterprises around the world. Yesterday’s Wi-Fi was mostly about connecting computers and other stationary devices to the school network. Samsung’s wireless network solution offers a glimpse into the future of Wi-Fi and advanced learning - a future where students can be on the move and everything is connected, most of the time. Samsung significantly differentiates its solution from commodity Wi-Fi by using the same foundational technologies seen in their wireless LTE radio access products and award winning mobile devices. Simply put, it means a future ready Wi-Fi solution that performs a lot more like cellular when it comes to moving between access points while keeping the connection up and providing service to tens of thousands of people at the same time. This “cellular like” approach also assures an extended coverage range and far fewer coverage holes. The US Wi-Fi portfolio includes a complete range of enterprise wireless access points, controllers and software designed especially for high-density environments: Indoor, severe weatherproof Outdoor, Security, Mesh and very soon APs to power the Internet of Things. With Samsung Wi-Fi, school IT teams can efficiently and cost effectively support their schools growing needs for wireless network access, BYOD and other large initiatives. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/wlan
Ciena is a network strategy and technology company with a unique ability to translate best-in-class technology into value through a high-touch consultative business model helping research and education networks keep up with the changing demands of a connected world. We believe in driving an industry ecosystem and offering the greatest degree of flexibility in how our customers consume technology to deliver the most rewarding experiences and outcomes. We develop and apply technologies across packet and optical networking and distributed software automation that drive openness, virtualization and collaboration for customers worldwide to meet surging bandwidth demands and facilitate greater collaboration.
iboss Cybersecurity redefines the way network cybersecurity is delivered and managed. Thousands of enterprises, service providers, educational institutions, and government networks are protected against the new age of cyber-threats with our game-changing Secure Web Gateway Platform. Our innovative architecture is backed by over 75 patents and patents pending, and increases the security posture of over 4000 organizations worldwide. This has made iboss one of the fastest growing cybersecurity companies in the market.
Promethean is a global education technology leader that partners with schools and teachers to create dynamic learning environments that motivate students to learn. We believe that education technology solutions must enhance four critical capabilities for schools, teachers and students—engagement, personalization, collaboration, and feedback. We accomplish these through award-winning products and services that comprise the new Promethean ActivClassroom. Students engage with interactive, multimedia lessons through ClassFlow, our comprehensive instructional delivery system. ClassFlow provides teachers with real-time feedback on each student’s progress in the moment of learning while supporting administrators in making data-driven decision on curriculum, usage and student progress against standards. At the front of the classroom, Promethean’s multi-user digital displays facilitate collaboration and active, engaging learning experiences. Our holistic consulting and professional development services build customized programs to effectively implement our education technology solutions and support higher levels of student achievement. Each year Promethean’s interactive technology touches the lives of more than 2 million teachers and 20 million students around the world. Promethean World Plc is based in Blackburn in Lancashire, England, with U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information visit www.PrometheanWorld.com