Technology plays a critical role in today’s K-12 school systems. As the need to become more connected increases, the demand on managing each connected device efficiently and effectively also increases. Energy consumption is the largest unmanaged organizational expense and IT infrastructure is often the biggest consumer of that energy. As school systems look to manage expenses and data center capacity across a distributed environment, the need for increased network transparency becomes essential.
The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) is a nonprofit consortium that provides educational and administrative technology services to 62 school districts in Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland Counties of New York State. One of LHRIC’s goals is to control and reduce IT and education technology costs and their services are in high demand. The information center works with more than 225,000 students in roughly 300 buildings in the state. They offer services that schools could not otherwise provide due to budget concerns, time constraints, and staffing.
With Cisco Energy Management, LHRIC is setting a precedent in New York and for other Regional Information Centers across the country. Since implementation, sites are reporting savings up to 60% from energy consumption control and increased network transparency. This has helped regions reduce their collective footprint and save money, while still using digital learning solutions to get closer to attaining 21st century learning goals.
What could your school system do with 100% visibility over all physical and virtual devices in your organization? Hear from LHRIC and Energy Management experts as they share how you can turn your network into an energy management solution.
Join us on Tuesday, May 10th at 1:00PM ET for a 60-minute webinar.
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