15 May

This is how to have a stress-free IT summer

I can’t believe it’s already May! The sun has started making an appearance on a regular basis and summer will be here before we know it. For most, the thought of sunshine and BBQs has us grinning from ear to ear. However, if you’re an IT Pro responsible for K-12 campuses or a HigherEd department, you may have different feelings. We’re here to help you get that summer sizzle back!

Earlier this year, we had summer computer lab refresh cycles on the brain and invited Larry Coolidge, Tech Support Manager at Cal Poly State University, to join our teamof experts to discuss best practices to prepare student and staff devices for the upcoming school year.

With a carefully crafted IT toolkit, which includes SmartDeploy, Larry and his team have become more efficient while sticking to a tight budget. The new processes they implemented resulted in a time savings of about 25% and even allowed their department to welcome donated computers from other departments. Larry no longer shudders at the thought of adding yet another hardware model to his inventory thanks to our Platform Packs.

If you missed the discussion and would like to learn how Larry’s team manages over 1,100 machines and 16 computer labs, you can watch the full recording + Q&A here. Prefer a good read over video? We’ve got you covered, download the RedmondMag paper here.

Want to be like Larry? Ask about our special EDU discount and you could be grilling up the juiciest burgers all summer long! Learn more at smartdeploy.com/campus.


About the Author

Heidi Flaig
Heidi Flaig has overseen the marketing department for SmartDeploy since 2011 and thrives on engaging with IT professionals to better understand how SmartDeploy products can improve their world. She has over 500 contributions in the Spiceworks community. When she’s not in the office, you can find Heidi hiking with her husband, two sons, and silver lab, Miles.