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With the number of devices skyrocketing and the budgets for IT personnel shrinking, the need for a reliable, effective and secure unified endpoint management solution becomes integral to the suc- cess of any modern technology initiative. For busi- nesses and education alike, the need to deploy software, run updates, revoke privileges and provide needed maintenance on 100, 500 or 50,000 devices makes a strong Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) software a necessity. As the number of supported users and devices has increased, so has the concern for increased management and security. With BYOD/CYOD initiatives rising in popularity, personal device usage and home access increase endpoint risk. What to Look for in a Quality UEM Provider Company Reputation While seeking a solution should be more than a popularity contest, a lot can be said Unified Endpoint Management Checklist An interview with Randal Heise, President, Mackin. ESD: Tell our readers about Mackin and what the company has to offer. RH: Mackin is a 34-year-old company offering high-quality education- al resources, including printed books in all bindings, eBooks, audio- books, databases and videos along with professionally curated class- room and leveled libraries, new school collections, curriculum materials and more for schools and libraries. Our newest division, MackinMaker, has already created a positive and successful stir both nationally and internationally in the Makerspace community. Our multiple award-winning free digital content management system, MackinVIA™, provides districts, schools, students and libraries with free digital reader apps for a variety of mobile devices and desktop computers, along with free content to start. MackinVIA has been recognized by Tech & Learning as a 2015, 2016 and 2017 The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) Healthy Communication and Popular Technology Initiative focuses upon the potential dangers of popular technology overuse. What is the concern in regard to speech and language development? The ages 0 to 3 is a prime period for the development of speech and language skills. It has been proven that human conversation is the most effective way for a person in that age group to develop strong speech and language skills. However with the advent of digital technology, younger and younger children are given more and more personal digital devices to use at a point in their lives when it is important for them to engage in conversation. What are the consequences for people with impaired speech and language skills? Poor academic performance, poor social skills and a poor-self-image could result. Thinking of refreshing and improving your school's 1:1 technology? Speed, new capabilities and ease of use make the latest Chrome and Windows-powered devices a necessity for goal-oriented students. Now is the perfect time to see just how amazing the current 1:1 technology is. Today's students watch the lightning-fast streaming news and social media and have adapted to a critically energized world. Studies show they are more attuned to instant information and gratification than students were just a decade ago. Don't risk losing their interest while they wait for an old mobile device to load or transfer the vital content they need to learn at an accelerated pace. Do I Need to Refresh? Motivated students thirst for knowledge, their success often based on keeping their minds stimulated. Young learners are easily bored, but the latest technology magnifies Continued on Page 21 Continued on Page 19 Mackin Provides Library and Classroom Materials for PK-12 ASHA Raises Concern about Potential Impact of Popular Tech Overuse on Speech & Language Development Time to Refresh Your School's 1:1 Technology Continued on Page 19 Continued on Page 21 BOOTH #1723 BOOTH #535 BOOTH #1223 Oser Communications Group Orlando Wednesday, January 24, 2018 AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH FETC

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