Your Partner in Technology
Main Office | 1312 Distributors Row | New Orleans, LA 70123 | email@example.com | www.udi.com | 504.934.7124
Using Technology to Improve Student Outcomes
Connecting Learners with Teachers
Technology is everywhere in education: Public schools in the United States now provide at least one computer for every five students. They spend more than $3 billion per year on digital content. Led by the federal government, the country is in the midst of a massive effort to make affordable high-speed Internet and free online teaching resources available to even the most rural and remote schools.
Technology is a powerful tool that can support and transform education in many ways, from making it easier for teachers to create instructional materials to enabling new ways for people to learn and work together. With the worldwide reach of the Internet and the ubiquity of smart devices that can connect to it, a new age of anytime anywhere education is dawning. It will be up to instructional designers and educational technologies to make the most of the opportunities provided by technology to change education so that effective and efficient education is available to everyone everywhere. But helping students succeed takes more than a few tablets. We’ll work with you to ensure you have the right devices in place and the infrastructure to support them.
Founded in 1982, our President, Jim Perrier, knew that our industry would be rapidly evolving. That foresight made us take a look at our business a little harder. Jim struggled with how to clearly communicate our culture so that all the employees would act and make decisions for our clients using the same set of values and knowledge as the employees in the rest of the company.
In a moment of inspiration, he referred back to a file he had started many years ago called his “philosophy epistle file” where he’d saved various anecdotes, musings and philosophical phrases that he admired or thought of himself beginning in high school, through college and up to this time in the business. He chose many examples to communicate the message that no matter how big the company became, our guiding principles and values would stay the same. Jim was nervous to be sharing all of these ideas that were so near and dear to his heart – but to his surprise they were incredibly well-received by the team!
Over the years, the vision that Jim shared were condensed into what are now our Core Values. By understanding and supporting these principles, we can all respond in unison to similar circumstances on behalf of our clients. In other words, we act as a unit, all working toward the same goal. Technology is far, far too situational to attempt to achieve anything through inflexible rules and policies. So, instead of using the typical procedural manual to guide our decision making, we use these Core Values to keep us on track, focused and fulfilled as employees for our clients! With this combination of values-driven business philosophies and a one-of-a-kind customer service, UDI’s goal, with all due humility, is to become the best IT Solutions Provider in America!
Traditionally, technology companies design from a technology-first perspective. UDI does things differently. We start by studying your goals to determine your needs and outcome. This approach allows us to build the right technology for the right space. By coupling in our project management, we can focus on making sure the transition is smooth and you are up and running. Achievement of your goals is dependent on how efficiently your technology, processes, systems and networks function. We come in as your technology backbone to ensure that you experience smooth and seamless flow of your operations while we keep your technology at optimal operational efficiency.
The UDI Way
Technology Solutions for Education
Infrastructure • Back-up / Data Integrity • Data Storage • Remote Access
• Wireless Access (BYOD / 1:1) • Network Diagram • Device Management
IT Expenses / Investments • District IT Budgeting • Recurring IT Cost Analysis Hardware & Software Expenditures
IT Operations & Support • IT Security Solutions • Network Management Tools Help Desk Support
Education Technology Initiatives • Vision of Technology in the school or district Support for Classroom Technology • Use of Technology by Teachers • Security Operation Center • Development and/or Analysis of Education Technology Plan Technology Standards Addressed in Curriculum
Since 1982, UDI has provided innovative and cost effective IT Services for the education sector, solving the many problems and challenges posed by decreasing school budgets, the need for collaboration tools, and accountability. Our solutions allow our education customers to concentrate on their core competency: teaching. Our comprehensive portfolio of solutions creates significant value for K-12 schools, school districts, and other education institutions.
Whether your initiative is around improving grades and test scores or increasing student engagement, UDI is your trusted advisor for selecting, procuring and implementing technology solutions to support these objectives. We will manage your project end-to-end and deliver it on time and within budget.
Our Processes Cover Your Entire IT Delivery
Main Office |1312 Distributors Row | New Orleans, LA | 70123 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.udi.com | 504.934.7124