How to Manage Multiple Devices–Simply and Affordably
Moderated by Kevin Hogan, eSchool News, Editor-at-Large
Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST
Duration: 1 hour
Lewisville ISD has an extensive 1:1 Mobile Device initiative that incorporates 65,000+ devices including iPads, Macs and PCs spread across 70 schools. The District has just over 50+ Technical Support staff, so managing such a large deployment, provisioning devices, and keeping track of software and other details was a significant challenge.
With so many types of devices and operating systems, Lewisville ISD wanted a single solution that would allow them do it all. By selecting Absolute Manage, they were able to provide a device agnostic approach to life cycle management, easily training their traditional PC support team members to interact with a wide variety of devices and operating systems.
Join us on May 8 and learn how Lewisville ISD was able to:
- Easily move their PC environment from SCCM to Absolute Manage
- Simplify the propagation of the Absolute agent across all devices
- Cross-train all levels of support to perform more tasks remotely regardless of operating system
- Repurpose the existing SCCM environment equipment to function as software distribution points for additional savings
Desktop Management Lead, Lewisville ISD
Mark Bulthaup graduated from University of Arizona in 2001 with a degree in Management Information Systems and obtained his Masters in the same field from University of Phoenix in 2006. Mark started working for Lewisville Independent School District as a field technician, working his way up in varying capacities to take on his current role of Desktop Management Lead.
Mark Bulthaup is responsible for managing LISD’s Desktop Management team, a group of 6 individuals who oversee deployment and remote maintenance of approximately 70,000 end user devices. Mark was been with LISD for 8 and a half years and has been in his current role for the last two. As the Desktop Management Lead, Mark is the technical lead on LISD’s 1:X initiative – a technology based initiative that is meant to provide the right device at the right time to students for use in the 21st Century classroom. Mark has overseen the deployment of 25,000+ iPads and 12,000+ MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs in the last year and a half.
Director of Product Management, Absolute Software
Tim Williams is the Director of Product Management for Absolute Software. He has helped develop tools for managing multiplatform and mobile environments, and consulted with major commercial and government organizations in planning their endpoint security and management strategies for more than fifteen years. A former United States Army officer, Tim has more than twenty total years of experience in high tech. Prior to joining Absolute, he was responsible for endpoint management software sales in the Southeastern United States for Symantec Corporation. Tim also led the global marketing team for the software division of Netopia, Inc., since acquired by Motorola.