In the world of K-12 education, a lot of IT buying happens in the Spring as schools begin to prep for the busy Summer season when they tend to install new infrastructure. To ensure our partners are fully prepared to take advantage of the significant opportunities to be had, APC by Schneider Electric will be hosting a webinar as part of our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series on Thursday, March 02, 2017, at 2 p.m. ET to update you on where we see opportunities and all the K-12 incentive programs that will help our partners make the most of them.
Across the country, many schools have been making do with outdated, even archaic equipment for years. It’s a significant problem, given that so much teaching and learning is now aided by technology, including cloud-based resources. Without proper infrastructure in place – including racks & enclosures, power protection, and power distribution – teachers and students can’t get to the online resources they need in classrooms every day.
In many cases, it simply doesn’t have to be that way. Schools can take advantage of programs such as the federal government E-Rate program to realize discounts of as much as 90% on the costs of installing and maintaining telecommunications and Internet services, a topic we covered in this recent blog post.
What’s more, APC by Schneider Electric partners can also reap rich rewards from the various discount programs that target the K-12 space. As detailed in this recent post, the discounts apply to deals of just about any size, and range from an instant 5% up-front discount from IT distributors to 17% when you stack several available discounts on network UPS (Smart-UPS), racks, enclosures and rack-mount PDUs.
For the webinar, I’ll be joined by Joe Treadwell, our National Account Manager, for IT Distribution and our Principal K-12 Ambassador. Joe is responsible for driving revenue and partner development through some of our strategic IT distribution partners, which means he’s here to help partners be successful.
In addition to updating partners on our current discount programs, we’ll be talking about how to leverage our support and enablement programs that help you sell into the K-12 space. We’ll also discuss the sorts of benefits you can bring up with customers to help them see the value in APC equipment. A great way to get your foot in the door is the K-12 Server Room Makeover Contest, through which your customer could win $10,000!
So, plan on joining us on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. ET for the Partnering with Certainty webinar, “APC + K-12 = P2 (Powerful Profitability) .” Click here to register now.