Date Added: Feb 2011
Oxnard Union High School District serves eight high schools and 17,000 students across three cities in central California. The district wanted to replace its private-branch exchange system with a more sophisticated communications solution that also included voice over IP. After considering solutions from vendors such as Cisco, Oxnard Union worked with Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Dell to deploy a communications solution from Microsoft to provide presence, instant messaging, enterprise voice, conferencing, and voice mail for employees. It recently decided to upgrade its solution by deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2010 to take advantage of enhanced ad hoc collaboration and online meeting capabilities, more flexible architecture and hardware options, and emergency service access, which will help Oxnard Union continue to reduce costs and improve communication across the district.