Category Archives: E-Rate

E-Rate Funding for Schools: Oakland Unified School District

This is the final part in our transcript series from the Meraki webinar on E-Rate funding. This part reviews how the Oakland Unified School District used e-rate funding for their Meraki purchase. E-Rate Funding for School Districts I’m going to switch back over to our PowerPoint here. I do want to highlight Oakland Unified School District. They used E-rate funding in the 2014 year to purchase over 300 Meraki 802.11ac access points. They use these access points to support

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Meraki Deployment Methods for Schools

We continue sharing the transcript from the Cisco Meraki 2015 Gearing Up for 2015 E-Rate Changes webinar. This part of the webinar reviews the two different deployment methods that are available to schools. Cloud Networking Built for the Modern K-12 Learning Environment I do want to take a moment now to talk about the different deployment methods. There are two different deployment methods that I mentioned earlier. There is this idea where you’re going to be owning

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Is Meraki Compliant for Schools?

Below is a transcript from a recent Cisco Meraki webinar that reviewed the 2015 changes to E-Rate funding for schools. This part of the webinar reviews how Cisco Meraki is compliant, scaleable, and reliable. This solution is fully CIPA, HIPAA, which is a healthcare electronic records compliance, as well as PCI compliant. In fact, Meraki is Level 1 PCI certified. We also run third-party security audits, as well as daily penetration testing to ensure the security.

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E-Rate Funding and How Cisco Meraki Can Help Your School

E-Rate Funding and How Cisco Meraki Can Help Your School We continue our transcript series from a recent Cisco Meraki webinar on how a secure, wireless system such as Meraki can help your school. So, who is Cisco Meraki and what we do? Well, Cisco Meraki is a complete cloud-managed networking portfolio. We have wireless networking. We have switching, security, as well as mobile device management. And we’ve integrated the hardware, the software, and the Cloud

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Designing a Wireless Network for the Future of Learning

Designing a Cisco Meraki Wireless Network for Schools This article is part of a series on the 2015 E-Rate funding for schools. It is a transcript from a webinar produced by Cisco Meraki. Let’s go ahead and take a look at what it means to design a network for the future of learning. There are so many different types of innovation out there these days. There is new technology, adaptive technology, that suits students’ learning styles.

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Changes to the 2015 E-Rate Funding for Schools

2015 E-rate Changes In part 4 of our transcript series reviewing the Cisco Meraki webinar on gearing up for the 2015 E-Rate funding year, we’ll now look at the 2015 changes to E-Rate funding for schools. Now, let’s take a look at some other E-rate changes. There are a few exciting ones that are happening here. One of those is this idea of a minimum Category 2 discount. As of this year, regardless of size of

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How to Purchase School Equipment with E-Rate Funding

In part one of our transcript series from a Cisco Meraki webinar, we shared information about the 2015 E-Rate flow and the effect of BYOD on schools. In part two we started to review how schools can purchase equipment using their E-Rate funding. This article picks up where we left off.  How to Purchase Equipment There are three models here that you can typically use. One where the school or the library owns and manages

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E-Rate Funding for Schools

In part 2 of our transcript of the Cisco Meraki webinar covering the 2015 E-Rate for schools funding review, you will learn about category 1 services, category 2 funding, and we’ll begin the review of the three models to purchase wireless equipment for schools. Let’s go ahead and take a look at the Category 1 services that have been revised this year. So, there’s a bit staying the same, a bit that’s changing, as well as some services which

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2015 E-Rate Funding: What You Need to Know

Recently Cisco Meraki held a webinar to review updates to the new 2015 E-Rate funding year. We’ve broken the transcript up into different parts, making it easy to read and digest the information for the 2015 E-Rate funding year. Gearing up for the 2015 E-Rate Funding Year Announcer: The broadcast is now starting. All attendees are in listen-only mode. Jakie Roewe: Good morning or good afternoon, wherever you might be today. My name is Jackie

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