October 11, 2016
Santa Clara Unified School District Moves its Communications Infrastructure to the Cloud with RingCentral
Cites RingCentral’s integration with Google Apps for Education and flexibility as key selection drivers
BELMONT, Calif.—October 11, 2016 – RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG), a leading provider of enterprise cloud communication and collaboration solutions, today announced the addition of the Santa Clara Unified School District as a RingCentral customer. Located among major multinational high-tech companies in Silicon Valley, Santa Clara Unified School District is committed to progress, and innovative technology in education is a top priority across its 28 locations and to its nearly 2,000 district administrators, faculty, and staff members. When district staff and teachers asked for a powerful communications solution that integrated seamlessly with Google Apps for Education, SCUSD decided to select RingCentral.
SCUSD needed to provide district administrators, faculty and staff access to the latest communication solution to empower them to communicate in any mode they choose and on any device. When they compared RingCentral to other providers, it was clear that RingCentral’s cloud solution was the best option for the district. Google Apps for Education is used districtwide – not just for email but also for basic productivity apps. Having a communications solution that is tightly integrated with Google Apps gives the staff more flexibility and efficiency in completing work and allows them to focus on providing students with a quality education.
The decision to select RingCentral was made early summer 2016, and the district required all district administrators, faculty and staff members to be up and running on RingCentral by the start of the new school year. The district was impressed with the powerful solution and capabilities of RingCentral’s Professional Services team, who ensured fast turnaround on deployment across all 28 locations in time for the first day of school.
RingCentral’s Commitment to Education
According to the 2016 K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report, which is an annual survey and publication presented by the Consortium for School Networking (COSN), the number one challenge for K-12 schools is lack of budget and resources. Today, RingCentral is seeing continued opportunity in the education market as more school districts and educators migrate to the cloud. Especially in public education, where limited IT staff and lack of budget is a major barrier, RingCentral provides a powerful value proposition with a robust communication and collaboration platform delivered in a highly scalable and cost-effective way.
“We’re thrilled to be selected as a trusted partner to the Santa Clara Unified School District,” said Mitch Tarica, vice president of commercial sales at RingCentral. “We are committed to serving the needs of school districts and the community at large. It’s our goal to help school districts benefit from a new generation of cloud communication solutions that are cost efficient and provide modern communication capabilities to better serve their needs.”
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG) is a leading provider of cloud-based business communications and collaboration solutions. RingCentral’s cloud solution is easier to manage, and more flexible and cost-efficient than legacy on-premise communications systems. It meets the needs of modern distributed and mobile workforces spanning SMB to Enterprises globally. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, Calif.
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