"Memphis City Schools (MCS) in Tennessee has completed two major upgrades to its technology infrastructure, both aimed at improving overall efficiency and subsequent cost savings and creating enhanced educational opportunities offered by advancing technology. The district is the largest in the state and the 23rd largest in the United States, with more than 200 school and administrative facilities serving more than 105,000 students and employing about 6,000 teaching faculty," reports theJournal 's Scott Aronowitz.
"The district upgraded its existing asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) network to a high-speed fiber optic wide area network (WAN) in order to provide broader, faster Internet access and the ability to use more advanced software applications. Additionally, MCS upgraded its district-wide telephony system to a fully hosted voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) service, which included the configuration of 13,500 telephone and fax extensions. Both projects were completed in April.," Aronowitz reports.
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Memphis District Overhauls Network, Moves to Hosted VoIP