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Round Rock ISD spent the past decade going through a big growth spurt. Along the way, it became clear that its data and communications systems, like an old pair of pants that are suddenly two inches too short, needed an upgrade.

 

A District Administration Web Seminar Digest — Originally Presented March 22, 2011

When Tyler ISD in East Texas started equipping all its teachers with laptops and docking stations in 2008, it also began to build a model of "baseline technology" devices that district leaders considered essential to teaching and learning.

 

Kathy Bellew, technology director for a rural school district in Hillsboro, Missouri, was intrigued about refurbished computers but not ready to buy. So when equipment offers from a CDI sales representative kept popping up in her email inbox, did she get annoyed? Not exactly.

 
 

For many schools, data and communications systems are the equivalent of a messy closet. Administrators are forced to master different controls for bells, security cameras, audio-visual equipment, intercoms and the like—a time-consuming, unproductive task.

 

Budget constraints make CDI recertified computers a smart choice, but some pinched school districts are looking for easier payment terms, too. Naipaul Sheosankar, CDI's director of nance, makes sure they don't have to look far.

 

As a customer service rep, Trevor Livingstone's job is to fulfill any request from clients

When a client requests something from CDI, it's up to customer service representatives such as Trevor Livingstone to deliver — no questions asked.

 

Leszek Biurkowski thinks CDI is such a good company that he joined it twice.

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