From the Wires
Creative Solutions Help Schools Deploy Chromebooks and Google Apps
By: PR Newswire
Feb. 12, 2013 10:00 AM
BOSTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Schools looking to engage students and deploy one-to-one technology programs face many challenges, including limited budgets, annual budget cycles, and the need to select technologies and services that integrate with curriculum goals and objectives. To overcome these challenges, schools are turning to creative funding solutions like those offered by Cumulus Global through its strategic partnership with First American Education Finance. By offering deferred initial payments, flexible payment schedules, short term rentals, and lease rates as low as 0%, the newly announced alliance offers schools more ways to fit Chromebooks, Google Apps for Education deployments, and related services into their curriculum and their budgets.
"Chromebooks make a great choice for student computing as they enable web-based learning and enhance student-teacher interaction," notes Allen Falcon, CEO of Cumulus Global. "Chromebooks also work well for schools as they cost half to a third of laptops and tablets, and as much as 80% less for administration, management, and support."
Adding value beyond traditional financing services, First American Education Finance provides a web-based asset management system that reduces a school's cost of tracking and managing devices, device assignments, and refresh cycles. Cumulus Global and First American Education Finance will also help schools dispose of older technology, applying funds to new purchases and lease payments.
"We are uniquely positioned to help schools acquire and deploy Chromebooks while saving them time, effort, and money," added Falcon. "Schools can obtain equipment now, and pay for it as their budget cycle allows."
Chad Wiedenhofer of First American Education Finance echoed Falcon's statements. "As a finance company committed to the education community, we are excited to make Chromebooks more easily available to Cumulus Global customers. We are committed to developing innovative finance solutions that help schools to acquire leading classroom technology."
Schools interested in Chromebooks for Education and financing options can contact Cumulus Global for more information at http://www2.cumulusglobal.com/Chromebook_funding.
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