As your school district moves forward adopting Common Core and the standardized test that go along with these new teaching standards, it is important to understand how to keep your testing environment and the data secure. You need to be able to block access to websites as well as applications. And, with the potential of having students taking tests on iPads, Chromebooks, PCs and Macs, you cannot control it at the endpoint. You need to be able to manage access at the network level. How confident are you that your students are not compromising the results of your online tests? How do you know for sure?
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Education today is fueled by technology, but far too many schools and districts are limping along with aging IT systems that drain innovation and cost too much. A recent IDC study measured the business outcome of refreshing an enterprise server infrastructure. It resulted in a 59% lower three-year cost of operations and an astonishing average $4.66 million of additional revenue per year per organization.