Given the data, networking, and security implications of upcoming technology trends, K-12 schools will require a variety of innovations to meet dramatically increased wireless and wired network performance demands without adding more stress on overworked IT staffers.

We recommend the following strategies:

1. Adopt smart infrastructure.
To keep IT overhead low while delivering the performance required to power Internet of things (IoT) devices, augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) applications and whatever comes next, invest in more intelligent networking infrastructure. At the wired networking layer, replace your outdated switching paradigm with a modern platform that supports the new IEEE 802.3bz standard for multi-gigabit Ethernet and...

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  • About the Author:

    Dan Rivera is the K-12 product marketing manager for Aruba and a 29-year public sector veteran, strategist, mentor, and public speaker. With nearly three decades of experience in information technology, with a key focus in education, Rivera is sought out for his insight on trends in the education market space.