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Absolute Manage MDM Manages BYOD at Hacienda La Puente USD

By: Absolute Team | 7/9/2013

EdTech recently published a case study exploring Hacienda La Puente USD's mobile program and the search that led them to Absolute Manage MDM to automate the support of all the devices on the network.

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District has 34 schools serving more than 22,000 pre-K-12 students in California. In 2011, the district began testing the BYOD waters with 60 tablets for administrators to use in teacher evaluations. After this, teachers began piloting tablets in the classroom. Fast forward to 2013, Hacienda La Puente Unified School District is now opening the network to anyone who wants to bring their own device or use one of the district-owned devices that. 

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District began an Acces_Net network to support the new BYOD program, but it became quickly apparent that the 30-person IT department needed a better mobile device management strategy for ongoing support.

"At the time, we had to touch every single device. Our department supports all technology districtwide, and it became apparent really quickly that having to physically track down every device was a nonstarter for us." - Thomas Tan, Director of network and computer services

After seeing a demo of Absolute Manage MDM at a conference, and visiting other school districts which have successfully deployed our software, they were confident in their choice. Thomas Tan cites several factors influencing their decision to choose Absolute Manage MDM:

  • Reputation and known use by other districts
  • Ease of use
  • Strong feature set, particularly over-the-air management capabilities

Thomas Tan refers to our over-the-air management capabilities as the "killer app" for their needs - want to learn more? Check out our demo here.