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NTT Data Supports Schools Transition to Remote Learning

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NTT Data Supports Schools Transition to Remote Learning

NTT Data Services has announced plans to offer equipment and services to help the educational sector transition to remote learning.

The products and services are designed to assist colleges, universities and K-12 schools address the challenges of distance learning particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas-based IT company said Wednesday

At the height of the pandemic, the company assisted the New York City Department of Education in delivering almost 300T iPads to students and more than 3.5K devices to teachers, while dispatching close to 30,000 support calls to allow virtual learning for the nation’s biggest public education system. .

Tim Conway, executive vice president and group president for public sector and a Potomac Officers Cub member, said the company is committed to advancing virtual education and to setting up safety measures to allow students, teachers and other school personnel to prepare. 

“We understand that most K-12 schools do not have the equipment, tools or services readily available for extended remote learning. As a parent and technologist, I have seen firsthand how important it is to all work together to help children learn in these difficult times,” he said. 

For the K-12 educational program, the company offers a technology service called “classroom in a box.” The system provides communication gadgets and services, including current laptops and  headsets, as well as continuous Wi-Fi and technical support, to allow teachers and students to interact. 

For the tertiary level, the company’s “back to campus” service delivers risk-free reopening through contact tracing, daily health self-assessments, test scheduling and tracing, secure test results, thermal sensor checks, masks and social distance compliance.

Additionally, NTT DATA released a product called “rapid workplace solutions” for businesses to help remote working performance. The company offers workspace as a service, which is cloud-hosted virtual desktop infrastructure and virtualized software.

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