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Enabling flexibility and mobility with technology for education and government

April 30, 2021

Enabling flexibility and mobility with technology for education and government
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In this episode of B2B Tech Talk, Travis King talks with Todd Maxwell, Senior Business Development Manager, and Diane Ashby, National Education Sales Manager., about how Samsung Electronics supports K-12 education and state and local governments.
Episode topics:
  • What education technology will look like moving forward
  • How state and local governments keep their technology up to date
  • Security in remote learning and government technology

The future of education technology

“It’s safe to say that education, as we know it, has forever changed,” says Diane.
Remote learning became the standard during the pandemic and it remains the standard in many districts. Moving forward, hybrid learning will become the norm with students splitting their time between the classroom and learning remotely.

President Biden’s budget

President Joseph Biden has unveiled a $1.5 trillion budget that would more than double the funding for federal Title I programs. How will this impact technology budgets in school districts? It will enable:
  • 1-to-1 environments, meaning every child has access to technology
  • Greater focus on overcoming learning loss through concepts like gamification in education
  • The ability to reduce class sizes

The future of technology in state and local governments

During the pandemic, there were huge hits on cable, fiber and LTE networks as everybody went remote. Companies like Samsung supplemented those networks to get them back up and running.
Another byproduct of the pandemic was the loss of tax revenue as many businesses were forced to close. That means many state and local agencies simply did not have the budgets to refresh their technology.
To solve these issues, Samsung introduced Samsung DeX, a desktop experience that can be run off of phones or tablets. Basically, it turns your tablet or phone into your desktop computer producing savings on IT management costs and enabling employee mobility.

Security in education and government technology

Because of the sudden onset of stay-at-home orders, the rush to supply everyone with technology didn’t include much thought toward security.
To remedy that, Samsung introduced a Chrome experience tablet that enables the use of Knox, a security platform. In an education environment, it enables teachers to lock the tablet into kiosk mode so that students are only able to access certain apps.
On the government side, Knox enables Samsung to work on classified networks. It’s built at the chip level meaning they can guarantee their supply chain security from chip level all the way to delivery.
“All these things allow us to work at the government’s highest level not only in the United States, but all over the world,” Todd says.
Find out more information by contacting Carl Conte at Ingram Micro (carl.conte@ingrammicro.com) and by visiting the Samsung Ascend partner portal