Last week, a few members of our sales team participated in the KYSTE Spring conference. The conference took place March 8-10 at the Galt House in Louisville, KY.
KYSTE, the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education, is dedicated to empowering the educational community through the advocacy and integration of innovative technology – a mission we at Unified can get behind.
The conference attendees were technical staff, district technology coordinators and teachers of technology.
Of the 160 counties in Kentucky, and 158 school districts, many are having to consider new technology, replacing old analog systems, E-Rate changes and other factors around their phone systems. Add to these considerations the fact that the top provider of phone equipment in the state, Avaya, has entered bankruptcy.
“We observed that many of the key technical staff at the show were trying to understand their options for new telecommunications technology due to the latest Avaya announcement. This presents a great opportunity for us to connect with school districts across the state, help put new technology to work for them, provide a higher level of support and potentially reduce expenses.” Brian Goul, Solutions Consultant with Unified.
Unified Technologies is the listed Agent for ShoreTel and Mitel, 2 of the 3 providers on the KETS contract. Unified has worked with both products and has extensive experience in education from K-12 to the collegiate level. The third provider is Avaya.
Unified Technologies is a locally owned service organization. It’s noteworthy that some of the other approved providers on the plan are not local to the state of Kentucky. Here at Unified Technologies, we pride ourselves on customer service. With locations and representatives in Louisville, Lexington, and Northern KY we can provide quality service coverage across the state.
V.P. of Sales, Michael Gabhart ” We are excited by this great opportunity to continue to grow our partnerships in education. We’ve enjoyed working with schools and colleges of all sizes from Georgetown College and Sullivan University to The DePaul School and Sacred Heart Academy.”
Shelby County Schools is the most recent district to partner with Unified Technologies to replace the old, analog Avaya systems at their 15 schools. We are excited to help them implement a plan that is functional for the administration while keeping the students’ needs front and center.
We’ll be sharing much more information over the coming months as we partner with more Kentucky K-12 school systems to assist with their telecommunication and phone system needs.