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      Making the Most of Your Technology Investment with Wireless March 29, 2006, 4 00pm EDTRegister and view the archive Sponsored by CDW G and Proxim
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Making the Most of Your Technology Investment with Wireless

March 29, 2006, 4:00pm EDT
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School districts today must provide the latest technology as well as a rapid return on investment. Some are choosing wireless networking as a solution. Is it right for your district?

Wireless can be used to expand educational productivity and building-to-building connectivity, and it also yields significant savings over the cost of standard wire lines. Attend this Webinar sponsored by CDW-G and Proxim to examine the value proposition of wireless technology for school districts. You’ll hear an industry expert talk about the total cost of ownership and value, and you’ll find out in detail about one district where wireless is the right solution for their educational, administrative, and financial goals.

Speakers:

Rich Kaestner
TCO Project Director
Consortium for School Networking

Rich Kaestner serves as TCO Project Director for the Consortium for School Networking. In that capacity, Rich coordinated the development of the web-based CoSN-Gartner K-12 TCO tool, and continues to provide project leadership, training and technical support for this initiative, which is now exploring the value of technology (VOI) for K-12. Prior to his work with CoSN, Rich was a technology marketplace consultant with Gartner and worked in various management, sales and support capacities for technology vendors.

Robert Gusnowski
Director of Technology
Buffalo Trail Public Schools

Robert Gusnowski, Director of Technology at Buffalo Trail Public Schools has a diverse and unique background. Starting as a schoolteacher in 1989, Robert already possessed an in-depth and well rounded background in computers built upon years of being a computer hobbyist. After teaching for several years, he left the K-12 environment to pursue further studies and eventually made the transition from teacher to systems analyst. In 1998 Robert returned to the K-12 sector making the circle complete.

Robert’s technical qualifications include Microsoft, Novell, CISSP and Cisco certifications as well coursework done at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He has an extensive background in IP switching and routing encompassing 10 years of hands on experience architecting, building and supporting geographically diverse Wide Area Networks.

Moderator:

Gwen Solomon
Director, TechLearning.com

Gwen Solomon is the director of Technology & Learning magazine’s award-winning web site, techLEARNING.com and manages other new media ventures. She is also a Contributing Editor and advertorial writer for the publication. Prior to this work, Gwen was Senior Analyst in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology, Coordinator of Instructional Technology Planning for New York City Public Schools, and founding Director of New York City's School of the Future. Before that, Gwen was a teacher and computer coordinator. Gwen writes extensively about educational technology and has published several books and many articles on various aspects of the topic.

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