Sponsors: Tech Forum Boston 2014
 
 
Gold Level Sponsors
 
Carbonite
Carbonite offers a comprehensive suite of affordable services for data protection, recovery and anywhere, anytime access. More than 1.5 million customers, including K-12 and higher educational institutions, trust Carbonite's secure, easy-to-use cloud backup solutions and award-winning U.S.-based customer support. To learn more visit www.carbonite.com/TechForum or call 877-905-6876 to speak with an account manager.
 
CASIO
CASIO Projectors incorporate a patent pending HYBRID LIGHT source which combines Laser and LED lighting with DLP technology for amazingly high brightness and performance. With no mercury lamp to replace, Casio projectors are earth-friendly and have a significantly lower cost of ownership saving money and the environment. The full line of CASIO Hybrid Projectors delivers up to 3500 lumen brightness and includes models with comprehensive connectivity and features including short throw models. A full three year warranty including the lamp provides peace of mind and reliable low cost operation. Make the switch and never change a mercury lamp again!
 
FileWave
FileWave provides software for cross-platform enterprise device management & MDM, with emphasis on ease-of-use, agility, and lowered network bandwidth. For over 22 years, we have helped some of the world’s largest companies take full control of their technology with a single interface, able to manage Windows PC's, Mac OS X & iOS Devices. Our patented FileSet technology helps make systems management streamlined and easy. Image, Deploy, Manage, Maintain, Inventory - do it all with FileWave.
 
Gaggle
Gaggle's award-winning suite of productivity, communication, and collaboration tools engage today's students with today's technology. Our safe online learning environment is accessible at school and on-the-go, leveraging the popularity of social networking and web-based virtual tools to propel your classroom into the 21st century and beyond. Our cloud based environment designed specifically for K-12 education provides access control and filtration of content, with the highest degree of CIPA compliance. In addition, Gaggle is a provider of compliance based email archiving which is tailored to meet the needs of K-12 institutions.
 
itslearning
itslearning is a K-12 learning management system that enables teachers to better facilitate instructional delivery and engage today’s “digitally” wired students. Whether teachers are developing lessons, distributing and collecting assignments, assessing quizzes and tests, or engaging with parents, itslearning supports teaching and learning anytime, anywhere, on any device - all on one platform, in one location, requiring one login. 2.5 million active users worldwide depend on itslearning to help shape, support, and manage a more personalized learning environment for 21st Century Learners. Itslearning – it’s teaching made easier!
 
Jupiter Ed
Jupiter Ed provides highly affordable, scalable and reliable cloud-based solutions to over 3.2 million students in 49 states. Jupiter iO, an all-in-one solution, integrates the student information, learning management, gradebook, and data analytic systems for K12 schools.Jupiter iO, provides a seamless process of student learning, assessment, reporting, data management, and analytics to help administrators and educators make informed decisions and support student success at an affordable price of $35-$50 per teacher, per year. To learn more about Jupiter iO, visit our web site to view the Jupiter iO demo at: http://jupitered.com/demo.php.
 
Lightspeed Systems
Lightspeed Systems Inc. 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. Our innovative, comprehensive solutions for network security, internet filtering, monitoring, management, and optimization allow educators to provide safe online teaching and learning environments.
 
Swivl
Swivl is a complete video learning solution—an inexpensive mobile accessory (Swivl Robot) used to track your movement, mobile app (Swivl Capture) and cloud hosting service (Swivl Cloud)—that enables you to capture videos from anywhere, at anytime. What’s more, Swivl allows you to utilize the technology you already own, such as tablets and smartphones, making it easy to create enriched multimedia videos. You can then share them on our private and secure hosting service where you always retain the rights to your content.
 
Silver Level Sponsors
 
AG iRepair/AGParts
AG iRepair has revolutionized the way 500+ of the most innovative school districts throughout the nation are maintaining their mobile technology initiatives, by performing elite screen repairs and parts procurement through exclusive networks. In addition, AG iRepair works with AASP’s, Apple Specialists, insurance and warranty providers. AG iRepair accepts school PO’s and offers 1 – 3 day turnaround times on all repairs. AG iRepairs can help your school’s budget substantially compared to using any insurance or warranty services.
 
AGParts is the leading supplier of Chromebook Parts, supporting School 1:1 Programs in 41 states. Their 14+ years of Laptop and Tablet knowledge combined with an 80,000 square foot cutting edge facility, experienced staff and advanced IT systems ensures they provide you with superior service. AGParts accept school PO’s and ship High-quality-OEM parts for numerous laptop and tablet models. Their maintained stock allows most orders to be shipped the day they are received.
 
AirWatch
AirWatch is the leader in enterprise-grade mobility management and security solutions designed to simplify mobility. From deployment through support, our highly scalable solution provides an integrated, real-time view of an entire fleet of corporate, employee and student-owned Apple iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry and Symbian devices. As the largest MDM provider with over 900 employees, 300 focused on R&D, AirWatch offers the most comprehensive mobility management solution providing: mobile security, device management, application management including integration with the Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP), secure content management, and advanced mobile integration. AirWatch is the education industry’s single source for mobility management.
 
ArcMail
ArcMail is a leading provider of Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA) solutions for Commercial, Government & Educational institutions, with a focus on Email & Data Archiving for Compliance, Regulatory Requirments & eDiscovery, recognized by Gartner in the EIA Magic Quadrant. ArcMail provides the broadest solutions possible in the industry, including award winning integrated hardware appliances, VM Appliances that run on VMWare & Hyper-V, hybrid appliance/Cloud solutions as well as fully hosted archiving solutions. Most of ArcMail’s solutions have NO per user charges, making them extremely cost effective for education & government customers with large user bases but limited budgets.
 
CDW-G
CDW-G, the public sector subsidiary of CDW, is a leading provider of technology solutions to K-12 schools. Dedicated account managers help customers choose the right technology products and services to meet their needs. The company’s solution architects offer expertise designing customized solutions, while our advanced technology engineers assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. Areas of focus include software, network communications, notebooks/mobile devices, data storage, video monitors, desktops and printers and solutions such as virtualization, collaboration, security, mobility, data center optimization and cloud computing. For information call 800.808.4239 or visit CDWG.com.
 
Custom Computer Specialists
For three decades, Custom Computer Specialists has been partnering with school districts  throughout the Northeast, offering premiere services and technologies to maximize student achievement. Custom is committed to providing the technology that will make the 21st century classroom a reality. Today Custom proudly serves and supports over 300 districts and 2.5 million students. For more information, call 800-598-8989 or email use info@customonline.com
 
FireFly Computers
FireFly Computers specializes in turn-key desktop virtualization solutions that work. As the nationwide leader in NComputing technology, our expert knowledge and top-notch support will ensure your success and save you thousands versus traditional desktop PCs. Our turn-key FireFly servers are purpose-built for NComputing deployments and host up to 100 seats for only $2495. FireFly has also developed a library of custom software utilities that streamline and optimize your NComputing deployment with the single click of a button. Visit our booth and see why over 500 schools across 49 states choose FireFly! Risk free trials are available for those interested.
 
Hapara
Hapara makes tools for Google Apps using educators that turn ongoing formative assessment into a habit. Teacher Dashboard organizes the Google Apps environment by class, by application, and then by student. Educators see dashboards of activity in Drive, Gmail, Sites, Blogger, even Google Plus. Remote Support provides educators real-time views of student browser activity in Chrome on any machine.
 
Regardless of whether students use iPads, Android tablets, Desktop computers, laptops or even mobile phones to do their Google Apps work, Hapara tools give teachers the management capability and insight into student efforts they need to deliver a 21st century education.
 
HUB Technical Services
HUB Technical Services is a MA state approved ITT50 Converged Voice and Data contractor, an ITC47 state contractor for information technology products and professional services, and an ITS43 IT service and solution provider, based in South Easton, Massachusetts. HUB offers highly skilled IT services on 4 levels; Hardware solutions, Software solutions, Service & Support and Managed Services. In doing so we are aligned with the best of breed hardware and software manufacturers such as HP, Citrix, VMware, Microsoft, ShoreTel, Ruckus Wireless, Corero, and Barracuda. HUB Tech has proven experience supporting hundreds of schools throughout New England. Our mission statement is to “Manage your technology with one point of contact”©. To learn more details about HUB Tech and our offerings, visit our website www.hubtechnical.com.
 
Kaspersky
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Throughout its 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for consumers, SMBs and Enterprises. Named one of Fast Company Magazine’s Top 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World, Kaspersky Lab has over 2,500 employees, including more than 800 research and development specialists and operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide.For further information about the company: http://www.kaspersky.com/.
 
Software Mackiev
Software MacKiev is an award-winning developer and publisher of premium quality, educational software including KID PIX®, Roger Wagner’s HyperStudio®, The Print Shop®, Mavis Beacon® Teaches Typing, WORLD BOOK® Encyclopedia, ClueFinders® Adventures series (math and logic skills), Thinkin’ Things® and Thinkin’ Science®, and a growing line of iPad apps. NEW at the 2014 Tech Forum: KID PIX for iPad, HyperStudio AUTHOR (exports stacks as iBooks Author widgets), The Print Shop 3 (a new Academic Edition), and a new Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing for schools (includes Classroom Manager server software).
 
Steelcase
As lifelong learners, Steelcase Education Solutions aims to make a difference in education. For students, educators and designers, we create the most effective, rewarding and inspiring learning spaces. As a dedicated group within Steelcase exclusively focused on education, we bring evidence-based design, technology and innovative solutions to education environments, wherever learning happens.
 
Association Partners
 
ACTEM

The Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine's (ACTEM) mission is to enhance and influence education in Maine through the use of technology. To accomplish their mission, ACTEM is actively involved in educational endeavors throughout the state. The organization supports over 900 members. They offer professional development, produce and host the MAINEducation Conference, provide group purchasing opportunities, support student programs, and advocate for technology directors and educators in the state.

 
MassCUE
MassCUE (Massachusetts Computing Using Educators), an organization of technology-using educators, is theMassachusetts affiliate of the Interna-tional Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). MassCUE has over 1600 members including Superintendents, Curriculum Directors, and Principals, Instructional Technology Specialist, Librarians, classroom teachers and higher educational professionals.The mission of MassCUE, is to create, share, and support visions of teaching and learning which focus on uses of technology which enhance the educational environment. MassCUE offers numerous professional development opportunities as well as helps to develop and support national and international computing policy for education. For more information, go to www.masscue.org.
 
METAA
METAA logoMETAA is the professional organization for K-12 leaders of educational technology in Massachusetts. Our mission is to unite Massachusetts K-12 educational technology administrators into one professional association for the purpose of advocating for and supporting the vision, policies, practices, and funding for historical, current, and cutting edge technology within all aspects of teaching, learning, and professional productivity.
 
NE-ISTE
NEISTE logoNE-ISTE is an organization representing the ISTE affiliates in the six New England States (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont). The goal is to provide a forum for coordination and support of state technology organizations through a regional effort.
 
RISTE
RISTE is a not-for-profit association whose mission is to promote excellence in education through the integration of existing and emerging technologies. It is dedicated to the improvement of education in Rhode Island K-12 schools through the use of technology. RISTE's primary membership consists of public K-12 schools districts, private-independent K-12 schools, and religious K-12 schools. RISTE is an affiliate of the International Society of Technology Educators (ISTE) and provides leadership, support and training for K-12 educational technology leaders. RISTE also facilitates member networking as a means of support and members meet to discuss educational practice and technology.
 
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