ANDOVER, Mass., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, announced today that project isaac, the industry's first social media interface that connects the IT network to the social network, has been selected for an eSchool Media 2012 Readers Choice Award. Enterasys isaac has successfully enabled K-12 school districts and higher education institutions to leverage social media for secure, predictive management and control of their wireless and wired IP networks.
"Educational institutions are under intense pressure to deploy technology that further enables the educational process, while keeping expenses down and staying within budget," said Ram Appalaraju, vice president of marketing at Enterasys Networks. "The fact that school administrators nominated isaac for this honor demonstrates that they've successfully harnessed social media innovation to have a direct impact on operational simplicity. This is the most disruptive technology that tangibly reduces open IT cases and improves the user experience."
With more than 700 higher education and 500 K-12 customers worldwide, and more than 40 of the top national universities ranked by US News & World Report, Enterasys provides a unique offering to educational institutions that demand a networking solution that goes beyond basic high speed connectivity. Complementing isaac, Enterasys Wireless solutions are ideally suited for both K-12 and higher education institutions as they uniquely simplify wireless connectivity and reduce IT administrative workload by automating connectivity tasks, streamlining network management procedures, consolidating IT security functions and boosting overall 802.11n performance.
"At Seton Hill University we were the first university to deploy the iPads in the classroom and are constantly looking for new ways to push the technology envelope to ensure our students and faculty are equipped with the tools and training they need to enhance the learning experience," said Phil Komarny, vice president for information technology and CIO at Seton Hill University. "We were also the first to beta test Enterasys isaac, which has proved to be a very innovative approach to making IT management a much more proactive activity. With isaac and Enterasys, we are able to provide a next generation curriculum at a fraction of the IT expense."
This prestigious acknowledgment is given annually to K-12 and higher education technology products. The winners were selected by the editors of eSchool Media (eSchoolNews.com, eCampusNews.com, and eClassroomNews.com) from 1,400 reader nominations. The winning products were determined by the quantity of nominations received per product, including how the products improve teaching, learning, or school administration — and to what effect.
"The eSchool Media Readers Choice Awards program is designed to give educators an honest peer-reviewed assessment of the technology products that are making a difference in today's classrooms," said Dennis Pierce, Editor-in-Chief of eSchool News. "The nominations for the isaac solution from Enterasys detailed how isaac helps administrators tap into their school's network via Twitter, Facebook or other social media platforms to make instant updates and improve operational efficiency — a must for any ed-tech decision maker."
About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com.
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