Besides the stunning technological progress we have witnessed in the last decade

Besides the stunning technological progress we have witnessed in the last decade, several catalysts are driving school systems to reconsider their technology strategies. First, schools are looking for more streamlined and automated workflow solutions to expedite processes such as registering students for school, managing talent pipelines, reporting academic data, and communicating with families. Second, school systems are upgrading their broadband and hardware in order to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) assessments—which use computer based testing on an unprecedented scale.2 Third, school systems are increasing their use of cloud based software, which is enabling IT departments to shift their focus from managing on-site data centers to supporting teaching, learning, and operations.