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Forsyte I.T. Solutions Makes it Easy for Schools to Switch to Microsoft Teams

Industry: Information Technology

For immediate release: Many schools are urged to move off of Zoom. Forsyte I.T. Solutions offers a Quick Start to easily move to Microsoft Teams now.

Richmond, VA (PRUnderground) April 8th, 2020

Preparing for remote work and learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been tough for many. As organizations shift to working remotely for the foreseeable future, there are additional considerations that are critical to maintaining a sustainable virtual environment. Instituting a secure collaboration platform is at the top of the list.

Security concerns mount around Zoom

In the race to support online learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the country fled to Zoom as the way to communicate with students and continue classroom discussions online. Over the past several weeks, talks of privacy and the security holes in the Zoom platform began to be highlighted as something schools should carefully assess. Fast forward to today, and numerous “Zoombombing” episodes have been robbing students of a stress-free classroom experience, with strangers hacking into Zoom rooms to disrupt learning and shock the audience.

NYC school districts start banning Zoom

We have recently learned that the chancellor of the New York City’s Department of Education, Richard A. Carranza, sent an email to school principals letting them know that they should stop using Zoom “as soon as possible.” Many schools across the country are in the same situation and need a viable opportunity now. Not only are their teachers and students faced with the online teaching and learning curve, but now they will need to jump ship if they are on Zoom and turn to a reliable alternative for the safety of all involved.

The mature alternative is Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has been growing behind the scenes and furthering its collaboration capabilities over the last six months. The tool is available to all who have Office 365 and Microsoft is now offering those who do not have O365 in place a chance to run Teams for free. (LINK – opens new window)

The Washington Post quotes spokesperson for the NYC Education Department, Danielle Filson, as saying: “Providing a safe and secure remote learning experience for our students is essential, and upon further review of security concerns, schools should move away from using Zoom as soon as possible. There are many new components to remote learning, and we are making real-time decisions in the best interest of our staff and student.

We will support staff and students in transitioning to different platforms such as Microsoft Teams that have the same capabilities with appropriate security measures in place.”

Forsyte I.T. Solutions is making it easy to make this switch

Now is the time to make the jump to Microsoft Teams and Forsyte is making that all too easy. As top security and gurus across the country, the team is packed full of experts who understand the capabilities of Microsoft Teams and set up governance parameters, on top of the already secure solution. Schools need a secure collaboration platform and a Microsoft partner who can help get them set up QUICKLY. Speed is of the essence. Now is the time to engage Forsyte and get your school up to speed.

What you need to do now

Don’t take the chance on sub-par security. Get the secure collaboration platform you need to take your online workspaces into the future. Microsoft Teams is free for schools and is backed by the ever-evolving, security-first Microsoft technology platform. Forsyte has the experts to get you up and running quickly. Engage Forsyte’s Microsoft Teams Quick Start now.

Read more about Forsyte’s Quick Start Guides HERE. Call or email the team to learn your next steps: 844-587-4535 | Read the full blog post here.

About Forsyte I.T. Solutions

Forsyte I.T. Solutions is a trusted Microsoft Gold partner delivering highly accessible and scalable cloud-based IT solutions and managed services using Microsoft technology. Forsyte’s cross-functional team of forward-thinking engineers, project managers, solutions experts, and programmers expertly safeguard and optimize school IT environments across the country.

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