Five Faulty Assumptions Small and Medium School Districts Make About IT

If you manage IT for a small or medium district, you probably have a broad list of things to worry about and a small, shared staff to work with. Overloaded district IT teams often have to make difficult choices between urgent or new projects and just keeping district IT operational. It’s easy to relegate certain tasks to the “when we get time” box. However, there are a few IT-related assumptions that, left unchecked, can turn into urgent crises.

Do any of these statements sound familiar?

  1. Vendors are practically giving schools devices, so adopting a 1:1 strategy will be easy
  2. We’re too small for anyone to want our district data. We don’t need to spend money or time on cybersecurity.
  3. We can take care of things ourselves.
  4. We haven’t had a problem for years. Why should we worry about it now?
  5. It’s too expensive.

Even if you think you’re covered, you may be surprised to discover that there’s a cost or security exposure. Read the article to learn more.