Business Environment Challenges
Nestled along South Carolina’s picturesque Freshwater Coast, McCormick County is known as a destination for camping, golfing, boating, hiking and other relaxing activities. Despite its rural setting, McCormick County School District (MCSD) maintains the goal to provide approximately 700 students with an education experience comparable to metropolitan schools.
The district was focused on keeping its competitive edge, but with no IT director or data backup and recovery system in place, MCSD’s technology assets were quickly falling behind other area schools. The school district was equipped with printers from three different vendors without a system in place to evaluate toner usage and when a printer would malfunction, it could take several days before it was repaired. Also, because equipment was bought piecemeal whenever needed, the district wasn’t able to properly track its printing expenses. In fact, an audit commissioned by interim superintendent Betty Bagley showed that the school’s technology challenges were bringing expenses well over budget.
“After bringing the printers in, I informed them about our technology needs. They offered to look at our servers and network system and see what they could do to help us. They went above and beyond to help us as well as other vendors."