ITS serves the growing technology needs of K-12 schools throughout Iowa. ITS staffs licensed educators passionate about technology integration along with friendly and knowledgeable solutions analysts, to support the gaps in any K-12 IT department. Whether your needs are project-based or ongoing, ITS can provide a level and quality of support designed to keep your students, staff and community connected with 21st century technologies.
K-12 Tech: Supporting Iowa Schools
The staff configuration of each of our K-12 clients is unique; some schools support their technology infrastructure with a full-time technology coordinator, while others prefer to outsource their IT support and employ a teacher or curriculum director for technology integration. To accommodate each school’s unique needs, we provide customized managed services packages. Our managed services solutions support your network, devices, staff and students and keep your school performing ahead of the curve.
How does Managed Services work?
Managed Services provide a cost-effective method of monitoring, managing and protecting all of your district’s desktops, laptops, servers, routers, virtual machines, and much more; through a secure internet connection, one single piece of software, and the skill-set of a dedicated and well-rounded service team.
An appliance named BOB is installed on your network and provides eyes and ears on devices and processes 24 x 7 x 365. BOB also supports data backup, storing data on the BOB appliance itself and sending critical data offsite to our secure data center in Monticello, Iowa. All of BOB’s monitoring information can be viewed through a secure internet connection, allowing ITS to remotely and proactively support all of your networked devices.
K-12 technology directors and school administrators alike appreciate our Managed Services because of our generous onsite support and our pay-per-user policy. The constant monitoring of your technology assets and predictable pricing for support allows you to reduce and optimize your IT spending, and plan for upgrades and new hardware proactively. Break/fix issues will no longer break your budget or stymie your staff and students.
School staff uses our helpdesk ticket system, available by website, phone or email, to notify ITS of any machine issues outside of the alert system. ITS technicians work remote-first and onsite if necessary to remedy the situation. Our technicians are friendly and professional, and held accountable by customer satisfaction goals and surveys.
Managed Firewall Services
If your District technology team is able to support staff and student devices in-house, but just needs some oversight and guidance regarding network security and content filters, our Security-as-a-Service option might be a great fit for you! In this model, ITS manages URL blacklists and whitelists on your firewall and manages threats and installs updates to ensure the latest security threats are addressed. Managed Firewall Services may also qualify for E-rate funding. Learn more about our Managed Firewall Services.