Technology strategy

  • Technology plan review
  • Maintenance contract(s) evaluation
  • Technology staff assessments and comparisons
  • Peer district and industry benchmark comparison
  • Technology strategies and best practices
  • Board and leadership presentations and workshops

e-rate consulting

  • Needs assessment
  • RFP development with technology specifications/bill of materials
  • Form 470/471 assistance
  • Vendor evaluation/recommendations
  • Project management
  • PIA review/audit assistance

Consulting is about clear results.  At True North, we are a results driven organization; helping you achieve your goals.  Our methodology is simple.  We start by listening to you.  We foster a strong accountability system to ensure that everyone involved in your project performs.  As one business consultant said, "All people want from you is one thing - do what you said you were going to do, when you said you were going to do it, the way you said you would do it.  Game over."  At True North, we foster a strong accountability system to ensure that everyone involved in your project performs.

Assessments

  • Cloud strategy
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Infrastructure (switching, wireless, cabling, power, cooling)
  • Classroom technology
  • Network security vulnerability
  • Building security audit

project management

  • Project status updates
  • Vendor management
  • Change order oversight and approval
  • Payment application review and approval
  • Documentation review (design, meeting minutes, close-out)
  • Validation of project completion

Design

  • New construction and renovations
  • Audio | visual
  • Data center
  • Networking (wired and wireless)
  • Physical security
  • Structured cabling

Bond Management

  • Develop technology budget
  • Bond committee participation/presentations
  • RFP and specifications
  • Vendor and manufacturer evaluations
  • Project management
  • Contract management