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IT Assessment Services

Network Assessment

Prismworks Technology’s network assessment provides an in-depth analysis of your School District's current network communications in regards to the wide area and local area infrastructure, network operating systems, configuration and technology standardization and planning. In addition to the assessment, Prismworks Technology provides an impartial recommendation on how to improve the current level of technology in comparison to similar school districts.

Our assessment is comprised of up to nine measurable and attainable goals according to your districts needs, with a final documentation of the findings:

  • Infrastructure Analysis
  • System Hardware Analysis
  • System Software Analysis
  • Wide Area Connectivity Analysis
  • Workstation Upgrade Planning
  • User Issues and Concerns
  • Personnel Recommendations
  • Short Term Planning and Budgeting
  • Long Term Planning and Budgeting

IT Staff Assessment

Our IT Staff assessment (Organizational Structure Analysis) provides an analysis of the current organization structure, assesses the qualifications of the departments staff, and the salaries structure for current and future staff. Using a planning process developed and maintained by Prismworks Technology, the assessment process is outlined below:

  • Planning sessions
  • Analysis of current position
  • Rewrite of Job Descriptions
  • Salary Analysis
  • Data Consolidation
  • Organizational Planning
  • Presentation

Wireless Assessment

Prismworks Technology can perform an in-depth analysis of your district’s wireless infrastructure, providing both wide area point-to-point and LAN-based wireless assessments.

With the proliferation of classroom wireless devices, our assessment will establish both short and long term goals for successful wireless deployment in your school, and includes the following steps:

  • Establish your school’s goals for wireless deployment
  • Identify coverage areas and potential sources of interference
  • Assess network readiness
  • Establish security protocols
  • Allow for centralized management
  • Present wireless recommendations

BYOD Assessments

  • IT Compliance Policy – Who gets on? To do what? To go where?
    Educational users have, on average, three wireless devices. The starting point for any school district wishing to embrace BYOD starts with defining your IT compliance policy. Which mobile devices and applications will you allow and which will you deny?
  • Flexible and Secure Network Access – Enforcing “who gets on, to do what, to go where”
    Do you have a network access solution that allows you to enforce the IT compliance policy? Can your IT managers quickly and easily add, remove and change devices on the network and limit level of access? Do you want to make it easier to say “Yes” to mobile users while reducing administrative overhead?
  • Network Capacity – Can I handle multiple devices per user & high bandwidth applications?
    BYOD devices are mobile by nature and most will leverage the educational wireless network when users are on-campus. Is your wireless network up to the challenge? Can it scale to accommodate the explosion in mobile traffic? Can it enforce the network bandwidth allocated to devices and users?
  • Security – How can I protect my educational network & devices?
    Security consistently ranks as the number one concern for school districts embracing BYOD. Do you have a solution that protects your network from malware and unauthorized access? Do you have anti-virus, URL filtering, toll fraud, secure remote access and data leakage and intrusion prevention measures in place?
  • User Experience – How to deliver a consistent experience for educational apps across all devices?
    What are the critical educational applications your school districts on? Can you deliver these applications across all devices while providing a consistent end user experience?
  • Device Inventory/Management – How can I create & maintain an up-to-date device inventory?
    On average a new wireless device reaches the market every 45 days. Do you have visibility to these devices and applications running on them? Can you maintain an up-to-date inventory?
  • Quality of Service Assurance – How can I ensure education critical applications get priority?
    Do you have tools to set traffic rules and prioritize network flow to ensure optimal QoS on mobile devices? Do you have the ability to assign devices to specific service classes to assure that high-priority users and applications receive high-quality service?
  • Guest Management – Can you extend network hospitality to guests and business partners?
    Does your solution provide for both active and passive guest management? Can you ensure that guest devices coming onto the network have the freedom to access the resources required while protecting sensitive enterprise data?
  • Emergency Location Services Support (E-911) – Can I make E-911 calls on my mobile devices?
    If an emergency call is made from a mobile device within the enterprise, can the user be accurately located?
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