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The Six Ps: The essential elements schools need for BYOD success

BYOD success will be shaped by a school’s commitment to its success, the model chosen and the planning around its implementation. Essential key factors can be summed up in the ‘Six Ps.’

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Sycamore Community Schools

Sycamore Community School wanted to expand its IT architecture to fulfill its mission "to equip students with critical skills that promote intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth." Building a robust and dynamic IT infrastructure required a partner that was willing to think outside the box. Acer was able to provide products with low repair rates and quick service to keep the PCs running in the classrooms. Improved PC reliability increased the teachers' daily PC use in the classroom and equipped students with plenty of new computer and collaboration skills.

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Christian Brothers College Fremantle - When the needs must, the hardware must follow

Providing such advanced resources for students means the 132 year old private school is an avid consumer and user of technology, and they've found an eager and highly engaged partner in Acer Computer Australia.

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Lara Primary School - Students and teachers find the flexibility to drive tomorrow

With ICT a valued part of the education toolset and a pivotal aspect of at least one unique learning program, Victoria's Lara Primary School have high praise for the Acer Iconia range. Lara Primary School engaged national education sector reseller Learning With Technologies for a device that would suit their needs, and Acer came to the table with the Windows 8 powered Iconia W510.

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Silverton Primary School - How the Acer Iconia became all things to all students.

When Silverton Public School took part in an Acer device trial, they knew they'd found the all-round solution they'd been looking for. "It's enhanced the learning outcomes for the kids and given them greater opportunities to excel and work closer to what's in the real world," Mr Bryant says of the school's ICT programs. "Technology's a great enhancer of where we've come from and where we are now."

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Cecil Hills Public School - Tablets transforming the classroom

Mr Andrew Birkett, computer co-ordinator and teacher at Cecil Hills Public School in Sydney’s West, is at the forefront of a unique trial deploying technology to young children. After seeing Acer tablets in action at an educational industry event, Mr Birkett approached Acer to tell us our devices might be just the tool to investigate whether his primary school students might get a boost in academic performance.

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The University of Western Sydney trials ubiquitous internet access for students with Acer technology

The University through the Greater Western Sydney Alliance approached Acer Australia to partner in the program with specific requirements on the technology they were hoping to pilot with their students. After careful consideration and a requirements workshop it was decided that to give the project the best chance for success, the students would be provided with a powerful notebook which they could use over the course of their final year of study.

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Australind Senior High School

The right I.T tool generates savings - Australind Senior High School had received funding for 868 computers, however they didn't have the physical space to install desktops around the school and needed to find another solution. The answer was the Acer Aspire One 753 Netbook, it was vital for students to be able to take them home. It also gave students a sense of ownership and encourages them to take care of the Acer device, saving space and money for the school.

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Manea Senior College

Manea Senior College had a unique set of circumstances to deal with in selecting computer systems for students under the National Secondary School Computer Fund. A full sized laptop was going to take up two thirds of the desk which left minimal room for other activities. The Acer Aspire One 753, not only offered more bang for buck, it took up a fraction of the desk space. Plus its quick response from hibernation or sleep was a time saver that the school was looking for.

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Brighton Grammar - First school to go with Acer Android Tablets

With tablets proving popular in schools as a supplementary device to aid in learning, paper may soon become a thing of the past as the current generation of students from Brighton Grammar move quickly from textbooks to tablets.

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Acer Deal Give Schools Online Edge

Acer Computer Australia has won a Queensland Department of Education and Training (DET) tender to supply notebooks for round three of the National Secondary School Computer Fund. This contract will see the deployment of up to 65,000 Acer Aspire 1830T notebooks before the end of the year.

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Acer ICONIA TAB To Replace Paper In Schools

Acer Computer Australia and Pearson Australia are pleased to announce a partnership that aims to deliver Pearson Secondary Australian Curriculum e-books to students and teachers. Catering for the new Australian Curriculum, the e-books are available on Acer’s ICONIA Tab A500 and ICONIA W500 Tab.

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Netbooks Free St Mark’s From Access Squeeze

An Acer client since 2003, St Mark’s started implementation in the secondary school, with a student body of around 800 students attending over 40 classes at any one time. An entirely desktop-based solution was out of the question because of the sheer physical size of the resulting equipment. Netbooks proved the best solution, and at the time of the tender Acer Computer Australia was the only provider who offered one to acceptable standards.

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Mercy Catholic College rolls out groundbreaking technology program for students

Acer Computer Australia was instrumental in Mercy Catholic College plan to give students an always-on, reliable technology solution. Mercy College is looking to the future. While tablets sweep the consumer world, the school is keeping its energies focused on Acer netbooks because of the price point and battery life that allows the students to get through a whole school day on only one charge – a critical factor in both mobility and convenience.

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St Michael's Collegiate - Partnering with Acer

The partnership with Acer Computer Australia has helped us to create a truly effective learning environment where we are able to integrate technology into the learning process. Today's students need to be fully prepared for the exciting challenges of the new century. Having up-to-date computer equipment is an essential part of that experience. How students learn and interact today becomes a great model for how they'll work in the future.

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Acer and St Michael’s College Partner for Carbon Offset Program

St Michael’s College prides itself in providing the highest quality of education in a contemporary learning environment. It is this commitment that has seen St Michael’s engage Acer to assist them in supporting their growing IT infrastructure in a environmentally conservative manner.

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Acer Adding Value at Moreton Bay College

Acer has helped leading Brisbane school, Moreton Bay College, develop an inventory of more than 700 desktop PCs and notebooks. This fleet allows computing technology to reach right down into the Pre-School and Child Care areas of the school where PCs are used in the classrooms, for administration and in dedicated computer labs.

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John Paul College’s Hands on Notebook Program

John Paul College is currently the site of the largest student notebook program in Queensland. Every student from grades 4 through to 12 equipped with their own Acer notebook for use at school and at home.

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Miami Valley Career Technology Center

Miami Valley Career Technology Center focuses on career development for high school juniors, seniors and adult students. The Center's goal was to use a PC to teach 50 career technical programs to every student. A limited budget, however, made this goal difficult to achieve. Acer formed a dedicated account and service team to create a customized solution for the Center. This solution increased product reliability and usage, which in turn provided the students with a solid technology foundation for even more learning in the future.

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Caledonia Community School

Caledonia Community School is the main learning center for farming, blue collar and professional families in a suburban/rural area. Over 90% of the graduates continue their education at two- and four-year colleges. This successful school had enrollments increasing at all levels and required an enhancement of their IT infrastructure. With a limited budget, the school needed a delicate balance between performance and value in their IT purchase. Acer provided reliable products with a dedicated service team to support the ever-increasing requirements of the school, enabling it to perpetuate its standard of excellence in the community.

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Putera Sampoerna Foundation

Sampoerna Academy is a partnership between Putera Sampoerna Foundation and some provincial governments. It's a comprehensive boarding system to instill the values of leadership, morality, empathy, tolerance and social skills needed for future leaders. Acer is collaborating with Putera Sampoerna Foundation to implement Acer Classroom Manager at Sampoerna Academy Bogor. The foundation believes that Acer Classroom Manager will not only positively impact the teaching process, but will also help prepare students to be the next leaders, able to compete globally in the digital arena.

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Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd.

Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF) is India's largest food-product marketing organization with a turnover of US$2.5 billion for 2011-12. This organization helps farmers provide a better living for themselves and increase the quantity and quality of their milk. This was accomplished by eliminating the "middle man" and providing more transparency between the farmers and consumers. The GCMMF used Acer products to check the quality of the milk and maintain data from various collection centers. Increased communication between farmers and the collection centers resulted in more accurate data and higher-quality milk.

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Maybank Kim Eng Security

Maybank Kim Eng Security is the largest securities company in Thailand in terms of trading volume. They provide services that include security consulting and information about stock investment, such as stock futures and options. With around 2,000 employees, Maybank Kim Eng Security needed a structured technology solution to meet their price, performance and service needs. Acer worked closely with their management and IT teams to offer an enterprise solution with around 6,500 PCs, notebooks, servers and storage devices, in addition to a tailored service agreement, to successfully meet all of their requests.

Siam Commercial Bank

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) is the leading universal banking group in Thailand, with the highest market capitalization and the largest branch and ATM network. SCB was Thailand's first bank and now has around 20,000 employees. It has continued to grow and evolve to meet the demands of the increasingly competitive financial services landscape. The ever-growing SCB required a technology solution that could provide high performance and exceptional service, all at a reasonable price point. Acer provided SCB with a reliable solution that included 10,000 PCs, 1,500 notebooks and five years of onsite service, enabling it to continue to be the leading universal banking group in Thailand.

Siam Cement Group

Siam Cement Group (SCG) is the largest cement company and the second-largest company in Thailand. It has assets totaling US$16 billion and more than 55,000 employees. It required an enterprise-sized solution with a good balance between cost and performance, along with a superior service and maintenance agreement. Acer TravelMate notebooks were a perfect fit. Acer worked with SGC to deploy around 6,500 notebooks to meet their enterprise technology needs.

PT Kalbe Farma

PT Kalbe Farma is currently the largest publicly-listed pharmaceutical company in Southeast Asia. Kalbe's innovation and rapid growth led it to look for ways to improve its IT system. Kalbe decided to start using around 3,000 Acer Veriton Mini PCs based on the energy-cost savings and product reliability provided by these machines. The energy savings alone made the price of the PCs virtually free, and they satisfied all of Kalbe's expectations. In addition, Kalbe and its sales force are working efficiently with other Acer products, including Veriton all-in-one PCs, DLP projectors, and Iconia tablets.

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Bank Syariah Mandiri

Established in 1999, Bank Syariah Mandiri (BSM) has grown into a bank that combines business ideals and spiritual values as the basis of its operation. BSM has 630 branches in 33 provinces and recently won the Best Islamic Bank 2011 in Indonesia Award from Islamic Finance News. BSM required an IT solution that was promptly delivered and provided excellent service. Acer exceeded BSM's expectations with Acer Veriton all-in-one PCs. Their great performance benchmarks and dependability made the Veritons the perfect choice to support BSM's demanding requirements.

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National Center of High-performance Computing, Taiwan

Acer Group and its High-Performance Computing (HPC) partners, including Qlogic, DataDirect Networks, Platform Computing, and Allinea, worked together to build the key system for Taiwan's National Center for High-Performance Computing, the leading research institute on the island for all things HPC. The center works with academic and enterprise institutes on joint research and HPC service support in the fields of biotechnology, energy resources, water resources, life sciences and medicine, chemistry and more. This system offers an aggregate performance of over 177 TFLOPS and uses the latest AMD Opteron™ processors. It has a total of eight compute clusters, one large memory cluster, and more than 25,000 compute cores.

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Studio X-Gene

Studio X-Gene is an automotive design and engineering company that has established itself throughout Asia as a premier concept designer of motor vehicles. With Acer Veriton P series workstations, they have been able to help their customers get products to market faster.

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Supercomputing Conference

The Supercomputing Conference (SC), held since 1988, is one of the best known and most important supercomputing events worldwide. In 2011, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in Taiwan, using super-computing devices sponsored by the Acer Server team, won the Student Cluster Competition held by the conference. At the 2014 SC in Seattle, Washington, NTHU student representatives again won an SCC prize for highest LINPACK, using devices provided by the Acer Server team. NTHU Professors Yeh-Ching Chung and Che-Rung Lee closely co-operated with Taiwan’s National Center for High-Performance Computing, Acer, and NVIDIA to enhance and optimize the server configurations.

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International Olympiad in Informatics

The 26th annual International Olympiad in Informatics was held in Taiwan in July 2014 with 80 national teams competing. Computing equipment for the event was sponsored by Acer and which provided over 800 devices including tablet PCs, notebooks, All-In-One PCs, monitors, servers and storage devices. Through deployment planning, the installation process, and performance and stress testing, the Acer team followed the strictest quality standards for whole system implementation. During the four-day contest, Acer products performed excellently and exceeded expectations.

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