The largest project challenge was the school district environment itself. Assets had to be recovered from multistory buildings with narrow stairways, without elevators and without immediately adjacent parking for loading and unloading. In addition, none of the equipment had been centrally staged in advance. Instead, these assets were in attics, classrooms and basements, and each piece had to be specially packed before being taken to the trucks for loading. Time and timing were also key factors.
Solution: Total life cycle management
Not only were 60,000 IT assets to be removed from 900 locations, but 1,000 of the systems were slated for a “new life,” which meant they would be refurbished for the school district’s technology education program. Through this program, at-risk middle school students can earn a home PC, while learning skills to prepare them for opportunities in the technology-driven world.
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