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Business Partners

Each year, Illinois Digital  Educators Alliance is proud to recognize and thank the many corporations that join IDEA as Business Partners. Their support helps to insure the success of our annual conference and the many other professional development initiatives and chapter events that we host during the year. Here is a list of the 2019 Business Partners. Descriptions of the products and services of each partner are included here, and you can click on the corporate logos to go directly to their web sites.


CDW-G A wholly owned subsidiary of CDW, CDW-G is a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions to government, education and healthcare organizations. Our broad array of offerings range from discrete hardware and software products to IT solutions such as mobility, security, cloud, data center and collaboration. For more information, visit www.CDWG.com.

E2 Services, Inc. is a leader in providing IT Managed Services and Cloud Computing solutions for a broad range of industries including the public sector, financial institutions, healthcare, and enterprise businesses. For more than two decades, the company has owed it success to its teams’ dynamic set of expertise in several technology sectors. The E2 team takes pride in providing superior customer service, an integral part of E2's corporate philosophy. For more information, visit www.e2services.net.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, schools, governments, businesses and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning IT infrastructure, software and services, HPE delivers solutions for customers' most complex challenges in every region of the world. More information about HPE is available at www.hpe.com.

Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. In education, it’s to empower every student. We believe limitless potential is within every student, every educator, every school. Together we can unlock this potential by providing technology that empowers educators and inspires students. Learn more at microsoft.com/education.


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is committed to helping improve student outcomes in every classroom. With the AWS Cloud, schools and districts can access industry-shaping technology at an affordable cost, regardless of scale. From bring-your-own-device to virtual desktops, AWS offers the compatible tools to help every student get the attention he or she needs to thrive in the classroom. For more information, visit aws.amazon.com/education/K12-primary-ed.

Comcast Business provides advanced communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their business objectives. Through a next-generation network that is backed by 24/7 technical support, Comcast delivers Business Internet, Ethernet, TV, a full portfolio of Voice services and Managed Enterprise Solutions for cost-effective, simplified communications management. For more information, business.comcast.com.

EdTechTeam, a California Benefit Corporation, is a global network of educational technologists dedicated to inspiring and empowering other educators. With 34 employees and over 250 contractors around the globe (most current or former educators), EdTechTeam has subsidiaries in Canada, Australia, Mexico, and the UK. The team operates in 48 US states, 9 Canadian provinces (and territories), 8 Australian states (and territories), 28 other countries, and on all 7 continents. EdTechTeam produced professional development experiences in 10 languages for over 88,000 educators in 2016. For more information, visit edtechteam.com.

ICN (Illinois Century Network) is a high performance network built to meet the Internet and Intranet needs of the educational, research, governmental and healthcare organizations serving the citizens of Illinois State wide. The ICN maintains 15 Points of Presence and 9 Regional Technology Center offices around the state allowing our Community Anchor Institutions to connect and receive service locally. In addition the ICN network serves as an Illinois local area network enabling interconnectivity, resource sharing, and access to instate content and cloud resources. For more information, visit www.illinois.gov/icn.

The Otus Student Performance Platform, designed specifically for K-12 school systems, is the first system that integrates student learning data from 3rd party assessment and content providers with real-time, in classroom data. This classroom data is captured through Otus’ award winning learning management system and behavior and engagement tracking tools. For more information, visit www.otus.com.

Technology Resource Advisors, Inc. was established in 2006 to fulfill the technology needs of local businesses, non-profit organizations, and school districts.The foundation of our organization is a set of core values and principles that guide our associates to build long-term relationships that focus on the success of our clients. Technology Resource Advisors, Inc. provides the K-12 Education sector with our ChromeCare Warranty service for school districts located in Wisconsin and Illinois. For more information, visit trachromecare.com.

Troxell is the nation's leading end-to-end solution provider for education technology and collaborative solutions in K-12 and higher education. You’ll find Troxell education technology solutions in most every area of a learning environment—from classrooms, auditoriums, and computer labs to sports stadiums and TV studios. At the end of the day, we proudly offer technology that empowers students and accelerates learning and provide on-site expertise for every area of a school. For more information, visit www.troxellsolutions.com.

silver partners

ByteSpeed has been a leading IT solutions resource since 1999. We provide customized computer hardware, enterprise networking solutions, and professional IT services nationwide. For more information, visit www.bytespeed.com.

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. For more information, visit epson.com/usa.

Fortinet provides top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Our unique security fabric combines Security Processors, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to give you security, performance, and better visibility and control--while providing easier administration. For more information, visit www.fortinet.com.

Read Naturally provides reading solutions for struggling readers. Our Flagship program, Read Live, engages students with motivational curriculum on a powerful web technology platform that supports fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and phonics. Better Tools, Better Readers, Brighter Futures. For more information, visit www.ReadNaturally.com.

At Rival5, we combine the convenience of a Hosted VoIP Managed Cloud Communications solution with advanced features of an on-site VoIP telephone system to offer you the best of both worlds. We then added security features tailored to schools to help you keep children safe. Our secure, comprehensive solutions are implemented seamlessly and backed by around-the-clock support – so you can focus on what you do best. For more information, visit www.rival5.com.

SymbalooEDU is the visual resource management tool that helps educators and students organize and share the best of the web. Users save their resources in the cloud and access them from anywhere with any device. But it doesn’t stop there! With features like embedded content, group tiles and sequenced tiles, educators around the world are creating lesson plans, research assignments and personalize learning in many different ways. SymbalooEDU is used in schools to support:1:1 Classroom - Blended Learning - Flipped Classroom - BYOD. For more information, visit www.symbaloo.com.

bronze partners

Camcor provides the most effective technology solutions for your school, office, or home. Founded in 1949, Camcor has always made customer service and satisfaction our number one priority. We offer products and expertise covering all aspects of digital imaging, audio/video, interactive classrooms, and multimedia presentations. Whether you need guidance on purchasing a single document camera, headphone, or complex projector system; Camcor will be here to assist you. For more information, visit www.camcor.com.

Clever is the single platform for all digital learning programs. Clever gives students and teachers secure single sign on for all resources in a personalized portal, and automatic setup and updates keep it all in sync. With Clever Goals, educators set individual goals for each student, follow progress, and celebrate successes in application usage. Partnering with leading educational applications, Clever powers learning in more than half of K-12 schools in the U.S. Get started at clever.com.

Hapara's instructional management suite enables educators using G Suite for Education to create visible, differentiated and focused learning experiences. Hapara tools help teachers see the most recent student efforts across all G Suite applications, support collaborative assignments and projects, encourage real time engagement, and highlight student browsing activity. With Hapara, educators can be present with learners working in the cloud. For more information, visit www.hapara.com.

Constantly growing in response to the needs of our customers in all sectors and verticals, SHI has transformed itself from a $1 million "software-only" regional reseller into a $10 billion global provider of information technology products and services. From software and hardware procurement to deployment planning, configuration, data center optimization, IT asset management and cloud computing, SHI offers custom IT solutions for every aspect of your environment. SHI's goal is to foster long-term and mutually-beneficial relationships with our customers and partners, every single day. For more information, visit www.shi.com.

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