School District Standardizes IT Environment, Saves More Than $100,000 in Costs
Manteca Unified School District (MUSD) covers a large rural area in Central California. MUSD needed to update its aging, non-standardized IT environment to save costs and help staff and students work more efficiently. MUSD standardized its infrastructure on productivity and IT management technologies found within the Microsoft School Agreement that saved more than U.S.$1 million dollars in licensing fees. Despite budgetary limitations, MUSD is now able to provide unified communications, a district-wide collaborative infrastructure, and an optimized desktop environment where staff can share ideas and students have better access to educational applications. With centralized IT management tools and Microsoft hosted services, MUSD saves more than $100,000 in telephone and IT administrative costs.