Combines IT Services and Cloud-based Solutions to Help Schools Advance Technology-based Curriculums
Foster City, Calif. – May 13, 2014 – All Covered, a division of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) and one of the nation’s leading IT Services companies, announces a comprehensive suite of education solutions and IT services designed to help K-12 schools advance technology-based curriculums, comply with educational standards and improve student performance while keeping costs down. Through a series of strategic partnerships with PassTheNotes, SchoolBrains, Hapara and Tableau Software, All Covered now offers education customers a suite of cloud-based software and consulting solutions that enable public, charter and private K-12 schools to meet high-level objectives of improving educational outcomes.
“Studies show that technology-enabled curriculum, when paired with a holistic teaching approach and a solid technology plan can have dramatic effects,” says Todd Croteau, president of All Covered. “It leads to increased student engagement, greater student retention, higher attendance rates, improved staff performance and improved test scores. By providing an end-to-end Education Suite of solutions and IT services, All Covered is helping schools obtain exceptional results. All Covered and Konica Minolta are excited to be partnering with leading cloud-based education solution providers to enhance our offerings and enable schools to advance technology-based curriculums.”
Part of Konica Minolta’s EnvisionIT Education portfolio, All Covered’s services and solutions help schools envision how they can work smarter and more efficiently. Highly experienced K-12 teachers, specialists and cross-platform technology experts work with districts and schools to advise, plan, implement and support their technology vision and mission. All Covered and Konica Minolta are committed to providing tailored education solutions that save time, reduce expenses, streamline workflow and improve productivity and learning in the classroom and across school districts. The Education Suite from All Covered encompasses four solution areas.
Instructional and Interactive Technologies
Focused on driving results at the point of instruction, All Covered now offers a robust curriculum content management and delivery solution from PassTheNotes. This all-in-one solution for content and collaboration unites cloud storage and curriculum content management in a device agnostic solution. It serves as the missing link in many one-to-one and bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives, even when the school has implemented other solutions such as Google Apps.
To enhance the digital learning experience, All Covered has partnered with Hapara to provide customers with tools for managing Google Apps for Education. With Hapara, teachers gain the visibility they need to improve student outcomes and schools have access to an affordable digital learning environment that is easy to manage.
All Covered will continue to provide the entire suite of education solutions from Promethean, including interactive whiteboards, tables and student response systems. These best-in-class solutions use the most innovative technology to provide ease-of-use in the classroom environment and are proven to increase student engagement, participation and achievement.
Back Office and Student Information Systems
All Covered has partnered with SchoolBrains, a leader in data-driven student information systems (SIS) that offers educators one place to manage and analyze critical student and personnel information. SchoolBrains allows administrators to quickly and easily manage and view all the information about a school's classrooms, teachers, students and assessments in one intuitive dashboard. All Covered also offers the full suite of Konica Minolta document management solutions that help with the management of educational documents and digital content.
All Covered helps schools leverage the data they already have by using advanced analytics and turning the data into actionable knowledge to help meet educational objectives. Through a new partnership with Tableau Software, All Covered now offers advanced data analytics that provide administrators with a dashboard for a single view of critical “At Risk” situations such as drop out and college preparedness.
All Covered continues to offer managed IT services to help schools and school districts implement, maintain and support their IT infrastructure, enhance security and reduce costs. Services include server management, help desk support, consulting, disaster recovery and cloud-based services. All Covered also offers project management support and help selecting, procuring and implementing technology solutions.
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in enterprise content management, technology optimization and cloud services. Our solutions help organizations improve their speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. Through the All Covered division, Konica Minolta helps businesses across all verticals with their IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing needs. All Covered has local offices in over 25 cities with more than 500 engineers, and is fully certified in all major IT technologies. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com or www.allcovered.com and follow @KonicaMinoltaUS on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.