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Why should school leaders care about Artificial Intelligence?

March 30, 2019

Artificial Intelligence has the promise to be the next step change in technology’s impact on human life. What should school leaders know and do? This post walks through the basics of what AI is, why it’s important for student life and learning, and five practical steps leaders can take to prepare their communities to succeed. So, what AI is and why is it important to our kids? Here’s a 5-minute primer: What is AI? Pierce and Hathaway from T.H.E. Journal offer this conci [...]

Managed Service Benefits: Should You Outsource IT?

March 21, 2019

What are Managed Services?  Outsourcing business functions isn’t a new concept for small business owners. From legal work, to equipment maintenance, small businesses have been outsourcing for quite a long time. With technology as an essential business-driver in today’s small business landscape, outsourcing this vital function makes much sense for many businesses.  Managed Services are outsourced technology services. We like to say, at its core, managed services are a tech de [...]

Email Dos and Don’ts to Save you Time

March 13, 2019

Most people who work in an office environment have their email open during their entire workday with alerts on their mobile device when they aren’t in the office. It’s standard practice. Keeping up with your email is essential to being productive, but when the average person spends two hours per day on work email, according to Business Insider, productivity goes out the window. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to streamline your daily email routine. If you implement these tips, you co [...]

Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville

March 8, 2019

In celebration of International Women's Day, we wanted to share a little about Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville. She was an educator and a mathematician. She worked on high-profile projects, including the development of missile fuses and software that analyzes satellite orbits. As an educator, she taught computer programming and numerical language along with other mathematics courses. Evelyn was born on May 1, 1924 in Washington D.C. Growing up in the Great Depression, she often had to work odd job [...]

Power BI vs Tableau: Which is Right for Your Business?

Business Intelligence is becoming a near-must for organizations. When implemented and used correctly, a Business Intelligence tool can help a company operate more efficiently with higher profitability. In the world of Business intelligence (BI) or data virtualization, you’ll find many tools on the market. With the stiff competition out there, these tools must all be powerful, user-friendly, and priced in such a way that small businesses will be able to find ROI. In this vast sea of B [...]

Is Your Innovation Safe?

March 6, 2019

Is your school innovative in your uses of technology? Do you rejoice at pockets of teachers employing the latest web apps effectively, igniting student learning and making a difference in their classrooms? Have you asked how many of those applications are actively sharing your students’ information?  At the Midwest Education Technology Community (METC) Conference this past week, ISTE Board President Bill Bass shared this cautionary tweet: In our approach to techn [...]