CDI launches EdTech-as-a-Service to help schools deploy technology faster

News / May 23, 2019

EdTech-as-a-Service combines hardware, software and services into a per-seat, per-year, subscription price.

Chicago IL – May 23, 2019 –To launch a new technology initiative, school districts typically raise large amounts of capital or pull funding from other areas in order to purchase equipment. This can be a barrier for districts that want to start 1:1 initiatives, upgrade technology and bandwidth across buildings, or start new technology-supported instructional initiatives. To address this challenge, CDI Technologies has created “EdTech-as-a-Service” to help schools launch their technology programs and reach 1:1 faster.

School districts enrolled in the program pay an annual flat fee per student or per seat. They select technologies and support services from CDI’s menu of options. CDI includes technology refreshes at predetermined intervals to ensure the district has access to the latest devices.

“We exist to provide schools with technology ecosystems that inspire kids and support learning outcomes,” said Erez Pikar, CEO of CDI Technologies. “EdTech-as-a-Service gets the best technology into the hands of students faster and the bundled support reduces the burden on IT staff.”

EdTech-as-a-Service combines hardware, software and services into a single subscription. Technology options include a wide selection of new and refurbished devices, charging carts, interactive displays, educational software and classroom management tools. Service options include planning, deployment, device management, professional development support and warranties. Unlike a traditional lease, EdTech-as-a-Service gives schools the flexibility to include recurring managed service charges. per seat subscriptions as well as add and subtract seats at any time.