Modernizing IT to drive K-12 digital transformation
As K-12 leaders prepare for a future beyond the pandemic, innovation will play a critical role. The emergence of COVID-19 has accelerated key changes that were already taking place in schools around the world, and now there’s no going back to the way things were before. This type of innovation isn’t possible without a modern network infrastructure that maximizes the value of IT, reduces operating costs and supports secure, high-speed connectivity. However, modernizing IT infrastructure brings many challenges. A survey of business executives by IDG Research Services found that 41 percent had brings many challenges. A survey of business executives by IDG Research Services found that 41 percent had delayed or abandoned IT modernization initiatives within the last year. The top reasons included: competing priorities, lack of a clear roadmap/strategy, data privacy/security concerns, lack of skills/expertise or lack of budget. This white paper takes a closer look at why it’s important for K-12 school systems to modernize their IT infrastructure and what that entails. It also examines the biggest challenges to network modernization and how a managed approach can solve these challenges.