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Ricoh Engineered IT Services for K-12

Driven by new digital technologies and enabled by the Internet, education is becoming more interactive, individualized and infused with real-world information. Even so, many K-12 schools lack the IT infrastructure to realize technology’s full potential. According to a recent White House paper, the average school has the about the same connectivity as the average American home—despite serving 200 times as many users*. The same White House paper reported that less than 20 percent of educators say their school’s Internet connection meets their teaching needs*.
*Source: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/connected_fact_sheet.pdf

If your K-12 school or district is like many, you may need to make significant upgrades to realize technology’s full potential. You need a strong network to support online test taking—including the computer-based testing mandated under the Common Core Standards. You need unified communications to help contain costs while enabling videoconferencing, integrated whiteboards and other interactive experiences. In short, you need a strong infrastructure to support a growing array of technologies.

To give your faculty and students the tools they need for 21st-century education, you need a smart approach to IT. You also need a partner you can count on—from supporting big-picture decisions to overseeing the details of your IT projects. Ricoh Engineered IT Services for K-12 provide a single-source solution to your infrastructure needs. Working with us, you can focus on education while we tackle these and other IT initiatives including:
• Upgrading PCs, servers and/or network infrastructure
• Integrating voice over IP technology
• Increasing storage capacity and improve storage management
• Taking advantage of innovative technologies, such as server virtualization and cloud computing
• Tackling the challenges of information security and business continuity

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  • Challenges/Benefits
Ricoh Engineered IT Services for K-12 – an integration of people-process-technology – tackle your IT challenges so you can focus on educating your students.

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  • People. Your teachers and administrators are experts in education. At Ricoh, we’re experts in workplace innovation—and in applying technology from the administrative office to the classroom. Our work helps K-12 schools drive efficiency, collaboration and innovation. Everything we do taps the experience of our IT Services consultants, who excel at enterprise architecture, as well as network assessment, design and implementation.
  • Process. Every engagement begins with a careful assessment of your technology needs and opportunities. With those insights, we design a solution and plan the implementation. We support you from start to finish—including end-user training. We also offer ongoing support through Ricoh Proactive IT Services.
  • Technology. Ricoh Engineered IT Services for K-12 aren’t tied to any particular technology or vendor. Rather, we will recommend, implement and integrate the right mix of products to address your needs. And we’ll help you understand innovative technologies—and identify opportunities to put them to work in your classrooms.
Challenges Addressed
  • Overburdened and/or underqualified internal technology resources
  • Inability to successfully facilitate Common Core cloud-based testing
  • System outages due to low bandwidth and higher-than-usual network traffic
  • Limited budgets, which threaten the ability to implement appropriate upgrades
  • Managing multiple vendors involved in an IT project
Benefits Attained

With Ricoh Engineered IT Services for K-12, you can tap into world-class expertise and support. So you can successfully plan and implement the IT infrastructure you need to address educational needs today—and fuel continued innovation tomorrow.

Your IT budget: Spend less, get more
  • Help ensure that your limited IT dollars are spent wisely
  • Plan effectively with predictable project-based pricing
Build a foundation for high-tech teaching
  • Create an IT roadmap that aligns with your school or district strategy
  • Implement network hardware and operating systems that function more smoothly
  • Build a strong core that can support video conferencing, integrated whiteboards and other tech tools
  • Become faster and more agile in implementing new capabilities
Get serious about security
  • Set up network firewall security
  • Take a more disciplined approach to software licensing updates and patches
  • Establish good business continuity practices, including data backup

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