December 2017 - In This Issue:
HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Everyone here at ETS wishes you a festive Holiday Season and a very happy New Year.  

We want to thank you for your continued business and we look forward to working with you in the years to come. 

Best Wishes for a Prosperous 2018
2018 AEA  PURCHASING  CONTRACT

Erb's Technology Solutions has been awarded technology items on the AEA Purchasing Catalog for 2018. The items Erb's won on this contract include the entire Dell Chromebook lineup, Bretford carts, Gumdrop cases, C2G cables, CyberPower UPS's and a variety of Tripp Lite products. The AEA Purchasing contract is competitively bid out which eliminates having to go out to bid for any of these items! 

Erb's was the only Iowa based technology reseller to be awarded items on this contract, giving Iowa K-12 school districts, colleges, cities, counties and state departments the ability to buy local and keep the tax dollars in Iowa!   

Stay tuned for more detailed information.

ARE YOU USING E-RATE?

E-Rate is a wonderful source of funding to help offset many of the costs related to scaling your infrastructure, but there are lots of deadlines and pitfalls that can derail a school's application.

The E-rate program has played, and continues to play, a major role in the development and support of telecommunications, Internet access, and other technology services for the K-12 educational community. As many technology directors and business managers know, E-rate is a valuable - and, in many cases, mission critical - source of technology funding. It's a wonderful source of funding to help offset many of the costs related to scaling your infrastructure, but there are lots of deadlines and pitfalls that can derail a school's application.

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BIGGEST TECH FAILS OF 2017

2017 was another big year for technology advancements but there were also a lot of misses.

From the tech giants that let fake news run amok, to the ridesharing company that had an Uber-bad run, these were the year's most notable disappointments. 

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2018 ITEC IT CONFERENCE

The ITEC IT Conference is a chance for IT professionals and district technology leaders to connect and learn about the latest hardware and software developments for schools. 

The 2018 IT Conference will be on February 16, 2018 at Nevada High School, 1001 15th Street, Nevada, Iowa

Erb's will be there with our great vendor partners from Dell, Google, Gumdrop and Soundtrap. Stop by the Erb's booth for the newest swag bags and register to win a variety of products! 
 

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Nick McInerney
515-450-1542

Connecting People With Technology