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Leading Chromebooks Reseller for Schools ITsavvy Awarded Major ILTPP Contract
ITsavvy, one of the fastest growing Chromebook resellers, was recently awarded as an ILTPP Vendor Partner.
Through ILTPP Contract 20180302, ITsavvy is authorized to provide Acer, Dell and ASUS Chromebooks. The contract runs through the end of Feb. 2019 with three one-year renewal options. 

ITsavvy President and CEO Mike Theriault said, "ITsavvy has always been dedicated to serving the technology needs of Illinois educators. I attribute the success of our business, in part, to the high quality education that many of our valuable employees received in Illinois schools. This contract will be a way for us to build the future of education in Illinois." 

ITsavvy Senior Director, Public Sector Brian Fields said, "We are honored to have been selected as a Vendor Partner for the ILTPP educational community. Our dedicated client support and white glove services will streamline procurement and ensure that quality learning products are classroom-ready."

ILTPP Vendor Partners have demonstrated exceptional service along with delivery of high quality products, at best available prices that enhance computer-related curricula. The reliability of each company is further researched by contacting three educational facilities that have purchased their products within the last year. Pricing and products are evaluated by an advisory committee.

"ILTPP is excited to add ITsavvy as a vendor partner," an ILTPP spokesperson said. "They come highly recommended and we know they will provide great value for all our consortia members. ILTPP is looking forward to building a great partnership with ITsavvy." 

ITsavvy offers government agencies unparalleled product selection and fast shipping access to more than 1,000,000 products across 46 distribution centers. Current public sector clients include multiple school districts and educational institutions, the U.S. Air Force, and Navy, and USDA. Contact your ILTPP Account Manager, Brian Fields directly to place an order.

Webinars & Workshops
Join the FileWave Team for an overview of Multi-platform device Management.
FileWave works with IT teams to: Image, deploy, manage and maintain files with patented file-level control for Windows and macOS;  which offers more granular control and flexibility both pre- and post-deployment. Also includes inventory of assets, software usage, device discovery and reporting capabilities. Other key features are true file-level self-healing, software rollback and scheduling tool, resumes interrupted  deployments, facilitate updates, admin dashboard, customizable end-user Kiosk, and combines these and many more features within our all-inclusive
streamlined interface. Management includes macOS, Windows, iOS/Android MDM and Chromebooks. Learn More and register today for this June 7th webinar.


Filtering and reporting on SSL is the number 1 challenge for school IT. 
For years, SSL decryption hassles have been the top topic when we talk to schools. Now there's a better way! Join Lightspeed Systems and learn about Smart Agents, lightweight (but powerful!) agents for Chrome, Mac, Windows and iOS that take all the work out of decrypting SSL and HTTPs traffic. You'll learn: How Smart Agents can transform your filtering. How a built-in, self-managed system frees you from any proxy, PAC file, and certificate management. How you can avoid the high costs of banks of proxy servers. How you can get the Google reports and granular Google, YouTube and other controls you need -- effortlessly SSL is finally solved, across platforms and across networks. Register for the webinar "SSL, Solved - With Smart Agents" on May 30th.

Tech Director 101 One-Day Workshop
it_consultant_install.jpg This workshop is designed for K-12 technology coordinators. Experienced district technology directors will share their expertise on everything from network management and security to ISBE programs and reporting requirements. The workshop will use a mini-conference layout, allowing participants to attend sessions on topics that meet their needs.

It's a perfect fit for those new to the K-12 tech field and offers a great opportunity for even the most experienced tech director to develop their personal learning network. 

Come grow your knowledge and your personal learning network.  Click here for more details and register for this workshop on June 11th in Litchfield.

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Interactive Makerspaces are the future classroom.
We had a great time co-hosting the Interactive STEM Showcase with Troxell on April 23rd at St. Joseph Middle School.  Both administrators, teachers and students got to explore STEM Learning Kits, 3D Printers, Virtual Reality, and more! 

Troxell offers a full line of solutions, along with expert guidance, to help you create the collaborative learning space your school needs . If you too are interested in hosting a showcase event in your area contact Rachael for more information. 

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