Back to school means back to training, with a number of schools bringing in Open Options for not only equipping groups of system users, but also one-on-one sessions for extra hands-on training. No two sessions are the same since Open Options tailors training material to meet the system administrator’s specific needs.
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To secure their schools, a large school district on the gulf coast of Florida could not take any chances with a migration to new, enterprise-level access control to replace their existing access control hodge-podge that ran on five separate servers. They needed assurance that the installation of DNA Fusion with Active Directory integration would go smoothly. The customer saw value in calling in Open Options’ Professional Services.
A school phoned Open Options’ Tech Support to report that their DNA Fusion software was freezing up randomly multiple times per hour. The problem was adversely affecting dozens of people using the system at any one time. To resolve the issue of the “frozen” access control system, Tech Support fired up the teamwork.
The maintenance department of a school is rarely acknowledged publicly for a “job well done,” but the Open Options sales team, along with our partner GC&E, hosted a “Thank You” luncheon for the maintenance department of a large K-12 school district in the southeastern region of the United States to show appreciation for the work they do in the community.
Open Options Professional Services is accustomed to being proactive to help customers plan out implementations and solve complexities. But when one customer wasted 8 years being frustrated with DNA Fusion because they overlooked the value of Professional Services, the Open Options team got reactive to give the customer a problem-free, no-worry experience with DNA Fusion. […]
The mystery of why the access control system was having problems at an entertainment center with full-scale “ninja course” and laser tag was baffling the end-user customer, who could not get sufficient support from their dealer and was left stranded. Concerned that “little ninjas” (children playing the games) would be running around the building with […]
A large end-user customer with a household brand name had been having employees take a DIY approach to access control. It was a flop. Each department was making DNA Fusion function differently because of a lack of understanding, causing pain for colleagues in other departments at other locations. Training from Open Options was the answer to doing it themselves.
How Is Technology Reshaping the Security Discussion for K-12 Schools?
An integrator had a dilemma. As the increasing end-user demand for Open Options’ DNA Fusion platform created more and more growth opportunities for their business, they realized that they didn’t have enough of their personnel trained to help end-users from start to finish across hardware and software components. Open Options’ Training department came to the rescue.
One of the 40 largest school districts in the United States has a five-year plan for expanding its use of access control technologies to accommodate growth and change, but it also had an existing, proprietary access control system that was complex, limiting and change-resistant.
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