BYOD Success with Wise County Public Schools

BYOD-1When hired by Wise County Public Schools to be their new Director of Technology, Dr. Scott Kiser was informed that the division intended to roll out a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative that year.  Dr. Kiser quickly learned that he was pressed with an aging infrastructure and wireless that wouldn’t handle the initiative. After a competitive bidding process, ABS was selected to implement and new switching and wireless infrastructure that would support a BYOD initiative, or even a 1:1 initiative.

Big and important goals typically equate to large scopes of work, precise implementation and a lot of hard work. The scope of the project consisted of 13 schools, 591 wireless access points, 113 enterprise core and access layer switching and a complete refresh of their cabling infrastructure to support the new access points. Our enterprise networking and cabling teams worked diligently which resulted in the project running smoothly and being completed in a timely manner. Wise County Public Schools now has an enterprise level network that will be able to handle the coverage and density of either initiative they choose for years to come.

Following the completion of the project, Dr. Kiser invited ABS’ CEO and Visionary, Hunter Dorroh, VP of Professional Services, Noel Barber and I to come to the school board meeting to present the completion of this project. I was honored to have been given the pleasure to stand before the Wise County school board with Dr. Kiser and report on such a successful and impactful project. ABS’ mission of changing students lives for the better and increasing the quality of education through projects such as this one with Wise County Public Schools keeps my team and I motivated and happy to be a part of the ABS family.

 

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As an Account Manager for ABS, Logan Shumaker enjoys working closely with clients to help guide them through the technology landscape as they prepare their networks for the future.