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ICYMI: Tracking and Supporting Devices Beyond the Classroom

On April 23rd, we hosted a virtual panel about how to track and support devices beyond the classroom.  We had a great conversation with educational technology professionals about the processes they are creating to easily distribute devices, provide easy methods for staff and students to submit tickets, and enable education that expands beyond the classrooms. In this conversation, districts from all over gathered (via Zoom!) to share ideas and discuss...

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Hayes EDU: RFID 101 – Why RFID?

Do you dread physical inventories? Inventory can lead to hours of physically counting assets, devices that may be forgotten or out-of-sight, hard-to-reach items like projectors, access points, server rooms, and everything in between. This dull work is time-consuming, and leaves room for human error.   Scanning inventory with RFID technology can easily pick up difficult-to-reach items in a room in a fraction of the time it would normally take. You know what RFID is, and you know how RFID...

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Hayes EDU: RFID 101 – What is RFID?

What do tollbooths, concert wristbands, and your favorite retail store have in common? RFID! RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification, is a technology that utilizes radio frequency waves to transfer data and information.  RFID tags can uniquely identify and track inventory and assets, unlike barcodes, the RFID tags do not require direct line of sight or proximity to successfully confirm the location...

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We’re Here for You: Resources for Remote Learning

We're here to support you. Whether you’re still planning your next steps, or mobilizing assets for remote learning, we can help. Here is a list of some resources regarding at-home-learning that could be useful for you or your district if you're practicing remote learning with at-home technology: Online Learning in the Wake of COVID- 19 Tips and Resources for PreK-12 with...

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Don’t Be Left to Count Your Own Devices

ProBar and Hayes Software Systems have been working together to provide a turnkey solution for districts across the U.S. for almost a decade. “In districts that have been without inventory for 2+ years, we’re seeing as high as 40%-50% of assets that we’re finding are new to the district.” - Mike Moss of ProBar   With a streamlined process that bundles inventory services with...

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A Tool is Only as Good as its User

Successfully transforming your organization isn’t just about software… You might have the best tools and the most powerful engine, but you need the right people and the right processes in place to ensure your system is performing at maximum capacity. Districts across the nation constantly face difficulties like lack of documentation, systems changing, or turnover at any level. As your district continuously...

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Three Tactics to Set Your District Up for Success

Broken devices don’t have to break the bank… It’s that time of year again! The sun may be shining outside, but inside the walls of your campus, it’s the perfect storm. Students are heading back to school, parents scrambling to make it through their school supply checklists, and district staff is preparing technology to deploy out to students. District technicians are ramping...

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Top 5 Reasons to Outsource Inventory Services

Now more than ever, technology is being used as a powerful tool for education in classrooms across the nation. As schools gain more valuable assets that enhance education, inventory needs are increasing rapidly. It's important to develop lasting organizational strategies to manage the resources needed to build a well-rounded learning environment.  Deploying an inventory strategy is essential when it comes to...

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How to Maintain Your K-12 Help Desk Knowledge Base

Maintain your K-12 help desk knowledge base by making content evaluation and creation a regular task for your team. is a great accomplishment - give your team a round of high fives! You’ve created a powerful resource to deliver immediate answers to your students, teachers, and staff through their preferred channel – your web-based help desk user portal. According to Forrester,...

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