Planning for emergencies is nothing new to our country's education leaders. Traditional emergency response planning has focused on short-term events such as natural disasters, on-campus violence and accidents. However, the advent of influenza strains such as H5N1 (Avian Flu) and H1N1 (Swine Flu) presents a new challenge to education leaders - how to plan for situations that are not one-time events; situations that could last an entire semester or even an entire school year.
AT&T can help. We provide a variety of solutions to meet the remote access needs of educational institutions in both day-to-day business and in an emergency.
Deliver real-time instruction to the home
AT&T Connect® provides real-time web conferencing capabilities over the Internet including audio and video conferencing, document sharing, tests, polls, and other features that can be used for course instruction.
Expand at home access to online curriculum
AT&T Laptop Connect & Netbooks allow schools to expand the availability of computers and broadband access to students and employee homes that lack broadband when the unexpected occurs.
Keep your staff connected to key applications
AT&T VPN Remote Access provides remote users with multiple access options to schools' applications regardless of the impact of a disaster to a particular site or sites.
Address unexpected capacity needs quickly
AT&T Synaptic Hosting delivers network, computing and storage capabilities in a complete package on an as-needed basis, enabling scalable delivery of applications to remote users during school dismissals as a result of an emergency or pandemic.
Provide alternative access options during school dismissal
AT&T WiFi service enables users the flexibility to access infrastructure applications or the Internet, using the AT&T Global Network Client, with thousands of hotspots nationwide. Additionally, users can connect to the internet utilizing Wi-Fi networks from select wi-fi enabled devices.