Welcome to the ENA Family!
The number of customers looking to ENA for their managed network, data, voice and video solutions continues to grow:
Baltimore City Public Schools, the states of New Hampshire and Vermont, and Houston Public Schools all became ENA customers in 2011. We welcome them to the ENA network and into a partnership built on value, understanding and super support!
But no matter how long a customer has been with us or their size, ENA earns each and every one by bringing above-and-beyond customer service to smart, education-focused services that solve their unique problems and mitigate their special challenges. In the end, ENA enhances the operational and instructional experience—and students and educators are the real winners.
Multi-State Technology Learning Initiative
The State of Maine in coordination with the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) led a multi-state group purchase of mobile computing equipment and services to empower a wireless, student-centered, digital learning environment. The scope of services includes the mobile computing devices, basic applications, managed wireless networking, professional development and technical support services. Hewlett Packard (HP), in partnership with ENA, was selected as one of the successful bidders for this initiative. HP will be providing the devices and ENA will be providing all of the ancillary services.
Baltimore City Public Schools
In July of 2011, ENA commenced deployment of managed wide area network (WAN) services to more than 200 instructional and administrative sites across the Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS), one of fifty largest districts in the nation. As part of turnkey, managed service, ENA will provide the WAN network infrastructure, implementation plan, network connectivity, network hardware, dedicated account support and 24x7x365 network monitoring and management for the duration of their five-year contract. BCPS has seen a dramatic increase in scoring on state exams in recent years and ENA’s services will help drive their vision of accelerating the academic achievement of all students.
New Hampshire Statewide K–12 Network
In early 2011 ENA began working with New Hampshire public and private schools to provide them with enhanced, cost-effective Internet access, managed network services and more through the New Hampshire K–12 Schools Connectivity Consortium. Participating districts are able to purchase managed, high-speed broadband Internet access, wide area network (WAN) services, E-Rate filing assistance, robust content filtering, a carrier-class e-mail collaboration platform, videoconferencing and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telecommunication services.
Vermont Statewide K–12 Network
After a 2008 analysis, the Vermont Department of Education determined the state’s schools were not getting the full benefit of E-Rate funding. Subsequently, through a request for proposal (RFP) process, the department selected ENA to create an E-Rate-eligible, statewide managed network accessible to all Vermont schools. ENA will provide Internet access and wide area network (WAN) services to all participating districts, including options to deploy IP voice and videoconferencing services.
Houston Independent School District
In the spring of 2011, ENA began work implementing a MPLS-based network for Houston that would provide resiliency, scalability and flexibility far beyond their existing hub-and-spoke architecture. The solution will result in significant financial and operational savings as compared to a basic layer 2 Metro Ethernet because ENA’s service comes as a comprehensive Priority 1 E-Rate eligible package that includes design, provisioning, installation and ongoing maintenance of network and on-premise hardware for the life of the contract. That is all good news for the district but what is even better news is that students and teachers will have the technology tools at their disposal that can enhance, engage and educate them for the 21st century.