Trusted Advisors in Educational Technology and Information Systems
We start with plans to allow staff to work from outside the district--from home or elsewhere. Many of our clients have pushed critical applications such as email, Business Information Systems, Student Information Systems, and Learning Management Systems into the cloud--meaning the applications are on servers on the Internet, not in the school district. This makes it easy for staff to go directly to these sites from remote. It is important to note that you must continue to maintain the school networks and Internet service as many of these cloud applications need to be connected to your district to securely authenticate your logins.
For those that haven't pushed applications to the cloud, you can set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) that extends your district network across a public network such as the Internet. Remote staff must have their own Internet service, then can access a VPN site and securely become part of the district network to access district resources. Be sure that your VPN connection is secure.
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