Since bandwidth on wireless networks is limited, districts should be discerning when adding new devices and applications. Experts recommend schools do tech audits to inventory hardware, usage and prices. Trimming the fat of unused applications can free up space on the network and save districts money in subscription fees.
Schools should also define the “why and how” of each product being used. Determining which products are still relevant is a process all departments must contribute to by dissolving the silos between them. Teachers, the IT department and other staff should all work through this process on a regular basis.