How E-Rate is Connecting Students to the Internet

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E-Rate Survey

Extreme Networks conducted a survey of K-12 IT Managers and Educators seeking to learn about their knowledge and use of E-rate.  Not surprisingly, the survey found that lack of awareness is the biggest reason that school districts did not take advantage of the E-rate program. Take a look at Extreme Network’s Infographic detailing how E-Rate is being used. Questions?  Learn more about how Xiologix can help you to make the most of your E-rate dollars! Read More

6 Cool Ways to Drive Conversions with Heat Maps

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retailFlip on the nightly news and you’ll likely catch a story about the latest retail giant closing stores.

Nine retailers, including Wet Seal and Limited Stores, have already declared bankruptcy in the first three months of this year. And mall darlings, such as Macy’s, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Payless ShoeSource are closing stores at an alarming pace.

The challenges to brick-and-mortar retailers in an increasingly digital business world are undeniable. Just look at the stratospheric growth of Amazon—between 2010 and 2016, Amazon’s sales in North America have grown from $16 billion to $80 billion.

But smart brick-and-mortar stores are using wi-fi technologies, such as heat maps, to convert customers and increase profits. By implementing new strategies, traditional stores can regain traction and successfully compete against the e-commerce juggernaut. Read More

How to Win Shopper Loyalty and Influence Buying Behavior

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Retail Analytics

We’ve all seen the headlines screaming that the retail apocalypse is here, and retail stores as we know them are in their death throes.

Some of the hysteria is warranted. Competition from e-commerce is fierce.  A whopping 3,500 stores are expected to shutter their doors in the next couple months. Major retailers like JC Penney, Macy’s and  Sears are all closing stores—turning malls into ghost towns.

The challenges are real, but don’t give up on brick-and-mortar just yet.  With a change in mindset and new strategies, traditional stores can turn it around by using the very thing that gave e-commerce its swift rise—technology. Read More

Filing for E-Rate? Let Us Help

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It’s that time of year again. The federal government offers billions of dollars in E-rate discounts to US schools for in-building network infrastructure. But how do you unlock these hidden funds?

Maximize the benefits of E-rate with Ruckus’ high performing access points and centrally managed Wi-Fi platforms, including cloud-managed Wi-Fi, and Brocade switches that scale with increasing demand at a disruptively low cost. To enable digital learning, E-rate’s critical funding and Ruckus can empower your teachers to impart life-long learning to students, preparing them for both the modern world and the future.

To get started, we have outlined the 6 steps you need to take to apply and file for E-rate.

To learn more about E-rate, join us on December 8th for a live webinar, Why Choose Ruckus for E-rate Networks, to hear about our E-rate eligible solutions.

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