San Diego Unified School District: School District Advances Education Transformation With Operating System Upgrade
The San Diego Unified School District faced the daunting, but rewarding, challenge of bringing technology to its classrooms as part of its 21st Century Classroom Initiative (i21). Amidst massive budget cuts, the school district needed to find a way to deliver computers to every student and teacher over five years cost-effectively and without increasing IT personnel resources. The school district implemented the Windows 7 Enterprise operating system as its foundation and scaled out its existing Windows Server 2008 R2 and Active Directory infrastructure to deliver netbooks. As a result, the school district dramatically improved system performance, increased the number of users it supports without increasing resources, enhanced IT security, and improved the classroom and learning experience.