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Kerry Best

Marketing Manager

Public Sector Marketing

Kerry works within public sector to help us all to better understand the power of interactive technologies. With over sixteen years experience in the video communications & high tech industry, Kerry has a passion for telling customer stories and discovering new ways technology is impacting lives in the public sector. From students in a classroom to soldiers on the field of battle, everyday someone is discovering the power of secure, interactive and mobile technologies!

Kerry has experience in corporate and field marketing, in managing marketing teams in communications, channel marketing, brand and field marketing, as well as extensive experience in customer service, writing and public relations. She completed undergraduate studies at the University of Central Oklahoma and holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Kerry enjoys creating handmade jewelry, reading non-fiction and the occasional crime drama, fishing and Texas country music. She lives in Allen, TX, with her husband, Jerry, a high school special education teacher and head varsity wrestling coach.

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Articles

July 18, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Midland County, Texas Builds Library of the Future

What happens when libraries transform from traditional, quiet places to engaging spaces that inspire learning? The old perceptions of libraries are swept away and energized by interactive, connected learning for the entire community. That’s exactly what the strategy is at the Midland County Library in Texas. When the county decided to upgrade one of its […]

July 18, 2013

EDUCATION

Midland County, Texas Builds Library of the Future

Technology is a wonderful thing, at least in my opinion; especially when it’s used to inspire creativity, knowledge and to make learning fun and interactive. New and interactive technologies inspired the Midland County Library in Texas to change people’s perceptions of what a library can and should be. Coined as the “library of the future”, […]

July 10, 2013

EDUCATION

[Cartoon Catalyst Blog Series] Why deploy Pervasive Wireless for K-12. Who’s doing it and how.

With so many schools looking to integrate various technologies for things like blended & distance learning, increased staff and student collaboration, and mobility options, many are asking “are we sure we have the necessary infrastructure?”. And if they answer yes, will it support the newest technologies, and will it work all the time, every time? […]

July 1, 2013

EDUCATION

Innovation is Standard at Idaho Education Network

For the last four or five years, I’ve watched as the Idaho Education Network (IEN) has implemented and reaped the benefits from their distance education program and use of video conferencing, or telepresence. To this day, they continue to improve on success, and during a session at ISTE 2013 last week, Brady Kraft and his […]

June 19, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Telework Gives FEMA a Helping Hand

For one week this last March, hundreds of thousands of workers from around the world made the commitment to telework. This year’s Telework Week resulted in a 91 percent increase in involvement in 2011, with more than 130,000 total pledges! These record numbers really show the momentum of telework in both the public and private […]

June 13, 2013

EDUCATION

Breaking Down Barriers to Learning with Video – Featured Sessions at ISTE 2013

Colleges and universities continually innovate to address the changing demands on them – increased demand by millenials for virtual offerings, pressure to keep costs down, and the changing needs of the community for a skilled workforce. These demands combined with ongoing resource constraints – limited budgets, classroom space and faculty resources – consistently drive the […]

May 14, 2013

EDUCATION

Concert Connects Students, Celebrities on Virtual Stage

Budget cuts are costing many American students their arts education. As a wanna-be artist and overall proponent of all things creative, I have long valued the impact of arts education – especially in public schools. Unfortunately, these are the programs that are too often cut when budgets are slashed and difficult decisions must be made. […]

April 16, 2013

EDUCATION

BYOD Solutions at Johnson City Schools: Improving Communications and Enhancing Information Access

The Johnson City School District transformed its students’ learning experiences, teachers’ teaching experiences, and parents’ academic insights with BYOD applications, allowing them the freedom to learn and connect anywhere, anytime and on any device. With wired Internet access readily available in each of the 11 schools, the district took its first steps into wireless Internet […]

March 21, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Cloud for Local Government Global Blog Series: Connecting “The Last Frontier”…

While Alaska is the largest state, it’s the least densely populated. With local government agencies and departments dispersed across more than 600,000 square miles, creating a reliable and efficient statewide IT infrastructure is no easy feat. When Corey Kos became the state of Alaska’s enterprise architect in 2010, he set out on a mission to […]