Hewlett-Packard (HP) Case Study: Columbia Public School District
Source: Hewlett-Packard (HP)
With more than 17,000 K-12 students and about 1,400 teachers spread across 30 schools - and with high standards of educational excellence - the Columbia Public School District in Missouri represents a significant IT challenge. A long-time user of ProCurve Networking products, Columbia Public Schools recently upgraded its network and added ProCurve Switch 8212zl core switches at each of its school buildings. The district's IT department now offers a 10 Gbit distributed network to every school, for streaming audio and video content securely to teachers, deploying a wireless network and providing all voice/phone traffic over the network. As a result, Columbia Public Schools is able to expand its educational capabilities while also reducing operating costs.