“Microsoft Teams is able to hook into many of the education software programs... much more efficiently than Zoom, provide additional security features, and offer built in collaboration spaces to replace our in-person meetings.”
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (PRWEB) September 10, 2020
Datalink Networks has received a final contract from long-term client, Birmingham Community Charter High School (BCCHS), to upgrade its virtual learning platform from Zoom to Microsoft Teams. BCCHS has trusted Datalink Networks for over a decade with all IT strategy, planning, and implementation. This Microsoft Teams integration is the largest project both parties have entered to date.
This upgrade includes video conferencing services and a full integration of the BCCHS LMS program, allowing all schoolwork and projects to take place through Microsoft Teams. With the selected Microsoft A-5 license and full integration services provided by Datalink Networks, BCCHS will receive full access to all Microsoft apps, migrate from Exchange to the Cloud and now have School Data Sync.
Once Microsoft Teams is implemented into BCCHS, Datalink Networks will integrate Teams Cloud PBX to serve as a modern replacement for the existing legacy Avaya phone system. This will complete the centralization of all important and daily functions for the educators onto the Cloud.
Datalink Networks has spent the last six months performing a high number of these large scale migrations to Microsoft Teams. Teams offers superior security, flexibility and integration options at a lower price, when compared to leading competitors like Zoom.
Sarah Obloy, the instructional technology coordinator at BCCHS, has been at the forefront of the Teams integration process. Obloy is excited about the Teams integration and stated, “Microsoft Teams is able to hook into many of the education software programs (Aeries, Canvas, and Google Classroom) that [BBCHS] currently uses. Teams will be able to take attendance much more efficiently than Zoom, provide additional security features, and offer built in collaboration spaces to replace our in-person meetings.” Obloy's colleague, Chief Budget Officer, Will Covington added, “Budget considerations are always important to schools. When Datalink Networks presented [BCCHS] with the A3/A5 O365 license plan, we were pleased to see all of the services included in the plans at a very reasonable price."
COVID-19 has forced educational institutions of all sizes to optimize their digital learning platforms. Communication and collaboration platforms, like Microsoft Teams, are now playing a much larger role in overall educational strategy.
Service to the educational sector executed by Datalink Networks has seen a tremendous spike in business in 2020. An increase in demand for both connectivity devices and communication and collaboration software have helped Datalink Networks to post two of their better quarters on record.
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About Datalink Networks:
Datalink Networks was founded in 1988 in Santa Clarita, CA. Datalink specializes in providing IT Solutions for organizations in four key technology areas: cloud technology, cybersecurity, networking, and managed services. The Datalink Networks certified engineering team specializes in disaster recovery, network security, email security, Microsoft 365, and much more.
For over 30 years, Datalink Networks has been providing IT solutions to K-12 schools nationwide. During the COVID- 19 pandemic, Datalink Networks has been helping K-12 schools adopt to a new learning environment by helping supply Chromebooks, Hotspots, Microsoft 365 licensing, and a full integration of Microsoft Teams with LMS and school phone systems integrations.