Monterey County implements new tech solution for 70,000 students

Kaseya®, provider of automated IT systems management software, today announced Monterey County Office of Education has deployed Kaseya Education IT Automation Framework to provide technology support for the county’s 70,000 students. Services can be managed remotely from a central management console, integrating disparate IT services and functions such as monitoring, patch management, backups, security and auditing.

Monterey County Office of Education in Salinas, California supports 900 systems across 24 school districts in the 4,000 square-mile county. They strive to bridge the opportunity gap among the county’s students, including equal access to local computers, e-learning software and Internet access. With the deployment of Kaseya, Monterey County Office of Education now has the ability to remotely maintain its systems spread across the county from the Kaseya’s centralized Web-based management dashboard. Students now have reliable access to computers, software and the Internet in the classroom environment regardless of the school they attend.

“Reliable access to innovative new teaching tools and e-learning software can help schools do better on a wide range of tests and keep students engaged,” said Scott Sexsmith, executive director of technology and information services, Monterey County Office of Education. “We like the commitment Kaseya has made toward solving common problems for K-12 school districts. We see Kaseya as more of a partner than a vendor and look forward to working with them to expand the availability of innovative teaching tools to all students regardless of economic or social standing.”

Previously, Monterey County Office of Education spent valuable time and gas driving around the county to support individual machines. When looking for a new help desk solution, Monterey looked at various vendors and discovered Kaseya with its remote and automated IT systems management solution capabilities.

“Right away, I knew Kaseya was a better fit than others, and better matched our needs,” said Alex Zheng, network administrator for Monterey Country Office of Education. “Not only was it agent-based, mitigating the firewall issue, it also supported Macs and was at a price point we felt comfortable with.”