Kaseya®, provider of automated IT systems management software, today announced a new automated and integrated suite of products and services bundled with education pricing customized for kindergarten through 12th grade school district IT departments. To fill the gaps created by education budget cutbacks and the dwindling of federal stimulus funding, Kaseya offers its K-12 Education Bundle, based on education IT best practices and requirements as well as the results of a survey of needs from 175 private and public school districts (www.kaseya.com/EDUsurvey).
In addition to budget constraints, district IT challenges are ever increasing. One significant need is the requirement to monitor and inventory equipment and software to make sure they have a full audit of all software to avoid unauthorized usage. Further, this new education suite addresses additional concerns of school district IT departments such as: expanding government and industry data management regulations; increasingly complex security threats; and a growing demand by faculty and students for 24 hours by 7 days uptime and high performance demands.
“We were the classic example of ‘sneaker-net.’ We were literally driving around the county supporting school IT organizations that were strapped for resources and budget. We are decentralized, spread too thin and could have been more efficient but didn’t have the tools we need,” said Scott Sexsmith, Executive Director of Technology and Information Services for Monterey County Office of Education. “We knew we needed a new method if we wanted to truly provide consistent and reliable access to technology for students. We chose Kaseya, we liked the commitment the company has made toward solving common problems for K-12 school districts. Now we are beginning to see the benefits based on Kaseya in managing budget, equipment and resources.”
Disparate IT services and functions such as monitoring, patch management, remote control, business continuity, auditing, security and ticketing are integrated through the Kaseya service desk. IT technicians can have access to all the management and inventory data they need to quickly troubleshoot to solve issues and then through proactive maintenance, prevent them from occurring again.
The Kaseya K-12 Education Bundle includes the following modules:
- Discovery, Audit & Inventory
- Remote Control & Management
- Software Deployment & Agent Scripting
- Patch Management
- Endpoint and Network Monitoring
- ITIL Compliant Service Desk
- Imaging & Deployment
- Directory Services
- Desktop Policy & Power Management
- Education IT Service Delivery Kit
- (Scripts, monitor sets, configuration templates & reports)
- Advanced Basics training with Kaseya Professional Services
- Support from Vibrant K-12 User Community – Free 24x7 peer-based support