NC DPI - HPE Aruba Wireless
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Adopting Angel Tree Kids
ANC had a blast this month adopting five Angel Tree kids through the Fox Carolina Salvation Army Angel Tree Program! We went shopping for some of their favorite things, like Samsung tablets, Star Wars Legos, tennis shoes, pajamas, and winter coats in their favorite colors. After giving their gifts to be wrapped and delivered, our Sales Team took the time to volunteer in another way - by picking out gifts for the children whose cards weren't chosen off the Angel Tree. See our photos here.
October 28, 2015
Supporting our Deployed Military
This September, ANC chose to support the Family Readiness Group by preparing care packages for our deployed troops. The Family Readiness Group helps support our deployed military in many ways, one of which is sending care packages with items such as toiletries and snacks. We are proud of our Veterans Tim and Brian and honored them by giving back to soldiers who are currently deployed. Learn more about the care packages here.
July 22, 2015
Microsoft Announces New Top-of-the-Range E5 Plan for Office 365
WINDOWSITPRO - Office 365 is in a state of constant evolution, so it’s not at all surprising that Microsoft would attempt to capture some of that work in a new plan (literally, a menu of options sold to customers). At this week’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Orlando, we got the news that the old E4 plan has been replaced as the “premium Office 365 Enterprise Suite” by E5. Read the full article here.
April 17, 2015
A CIO's Insights on Microsoft's New "Lync" Version Called "Skype for Business"
ITWORLDCANADA - "The TV screen said “via Skype” as I watched the news broadcast that was a continuous video conference with all types of guests including journalists and experts joining in live from all over the world. You could easily tell which participants were using Skype with an HD camera or were on low bandwidth. The shared Internet can be unkind to video calls due to lack of quality, prioritization, and available bandwidth. So when I got the invite for the insider’s look at the new version of Lync called “Skype for Business” I was worried. Especially since there are a reported 340 million users on Skype and only 100 million users on Lync." Read the full article here.
March 19, 2015
Microsoft: Internet Explorer Is Retiring?
YahooNews - While Microsoft has dropped hints that the Internet Explorer brand is going away, the software maker has now confirmed that it will use a new name for its upcoming browser successor, codenamed Project Spartan. Speaking at Microsoft Convergence yesterday, Microsoft’s marketing chief Chris Capossela revealed that the company is currently working on a new name and brand. “We’re now researching what the new brand, or the new name, for our browser should be in Windows 10,” said Capossela. “We’ll continue to have Internet Explorer, but we’ll also have a new browser called Project Spartan, which is codenamed Project Spartan. We have to name the thing.” Read the entire article here.
January 13, 2015
ANC Announces New Partnership with Tools4Ever
ANC is proud to announce their new partnership with Tools4Ever. Tools4Ever offers Identity and Access Management Solutions which include: Student Information System (SIS) Integration, Application Data Synchronization, Password Management and Single Sign On (SSO). These tools provide seamless data transfer across multiple platforms, freeing up District resources and increasing productivity and data accuracy. Learn more.
December 22, 2014
Sharing the World's Wishes Through OneNote
OfficeBlogs - Every year children from the age of two to ninety-two put pen, pencil or crayon to paper and write their holiday wish list. Earlier this month, OneNote Office Blogs let you in on a little secret—that our nation’s letters to Santa go to a small post office in the tiny town of Santa Claus, Indiana. More than 13,000 of these wish lists find their way to Santa Claus (the town) every year where a group of Santa’s Elves—local volunteers who don elfin hats and jolly knitwear—diligently open read and reply to each one. But this year, the Elves did things a bit differently and built a giant, digital wish list with OneNote. See Santa's list through the power of OneNote here. Read the full article here.
December 18, 2014
The Holidays are Around the Corner: CNET's Best Tech Stocking Stuffers of 2014
CNET - With the holidays right around the corner, we're sure you've already begun shopping for friends and family. But don't forget about their stockings! Surely they'll need batteries, chargers, cables and accessories for all of the cool new gadgets they'll be receiving this holiday. CNET has rounded up some of their favorite tech accessories available for less than $25 and includes many familiar names such as Logitech, Panasonic, JVC, SanDisk, Philips, and Amazon. See the entire list of accessories here
October 17, 2014
ANC Named in CIO Review's 20 Most Promising Education Tech Solution Providers
CIO Review has chosen ANC and their products and services offered in the CIO Review's 20 Most Promising Education Tech Solutions Providers. A distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, CMOs, VCs, analysts, and the CIO Review editorial board has selected the top players from over a thousand companies. The listing provides a look into how education solutions work in the real world, so that readers can gain a comprehensive understanding of what technologies are available, which are right for your organization, and how they shape up against competitors. See our entire article here. Want to read the entire magazine? Check it out.
October 6, 2014
ANC to Sponsor Office 365 Lunch & Learn Hosted by Local Chamber
ANC will be sponsoring the Mauldin Chamber of Commerce's sixth Business Series Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 11:30am to 1:00pm. ANC will cover all aspects of Office 365 for businesses by expanding on topics such as email, calendars, the cloud, sharing files, hosting and managing your website, conducting online meetings and webinars, and many simple ways to get your business noticed. To learn more, reach out to the Mauldin Chamber by calling (864) 297-1323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 26, 2014
ANC Announces New Partnership with Always Prepped
ANC is proud to announce the brand new partnership with Always Prepped. The Always Prepped dashboard is an online, cloud-based application that allows school administrators and leaders to quickly view and analyze student data. The dashboard contains proprietary technology that helps calculate and display student progress from multiple education platforms via various charts and graphs. Learn more.
August 25, 2014
State Reporting & Validation Tools
Did you miss our August webinar featuring Level Data's State Reporting & Validation Tools? No need to worry! We've now posted our webinar as a resource to you and your organization. This quick overview video demonstrates Level Data's current applications and how they can be used to streamline data integration in your organization. Learn more here.
August 15, 2014
Blended Learning In Action: Patriots Point Redefines Fifth-Grade Education
CHARLESTON REGIONAL BUSINESS JOURNAL - Patriots Point's Department of Education has been working on a blended-learning program that includes the production of supplemental textbooks and many learning stations placed onboard the aircraft carrier Yorktown in South Carolina. They plan to spend more than $400,000 from the state to invigorate the history and science curriculum in every fifth-grade classroom in South Carolina. Each quarter, crews from Patriots Point also plan to live stream video to the classrooms so students can see various parts of the ship, including science labs and the Medal of Honor Museum. This year's goal consists of implementing the program in at least one school in each of South Carolina's 46 counties. Learn more about the program here.
August 8, 2014
Case Study: Chester S.D. Saves Time and Improves Service with Office 365
Chester County School District, located in Chester, SC, has nearly 480 staff and 5,550 students. Administrative upkeep of student email accounts proved costly and time consuming for their district. The primary challenge Chester County School District faced before Office 365 was their local exchange server. Not only was the time spent on upkeep a constant challenge, but the cost of constant upgrades seemed out of reach. Read the whole case study here.
July 29, 2014
BrightArrow's Instant Parent Notification System: Fully Embedded Into PowerSchool
Did you miss our July webinar featuring BrightArrow? No need to worry! We've now posted our webinar as a resource to you and your organization. This quick overview video demonstrates BrightArrow's powerful, yet easy-to-use PowerSchool based parent notification service. This service delivers messages (voice, text, email) with unsurpassed voice quality, reliability, and flexibility. Learn how it can streamline your mass notification process
June 24, 2014
ANC Proud to Announce New Partnership with BrightArrow Technologies, Inc.
ANC is proud to announce their new partnership with BrightArrow Technologies, Inc. BrightArrow's Digital Voice Dialer is revolutionizing the way organizations automatically deliver messages simultaneously to large groups of people. It quickly sends voice messages to telephones as well as emails, text messages, and social media posts seamlessly in a single action. You can launch your notifications from within PowerSchool or using the BrightArrow web login, from the BrightArrow mobile app, or dialing a toll-free number.
June 17, 2014
Office 365: The Next Generation of Virtual Classroom
Did you miss our Webinar on The Power of The Cloud? No need to worry! We've now posted our webinar as a resource to you and your organization. In the video, we will demonstrate how Microsoft Office 365 delivers the power of the cloud to educational institutions offering a full suite of collaboration tools in an easy to use, easy to manage, and secure solution. With free email, calendars, cloud based storage, a Facebook-like interface, and real-time collaboration tools, Office 365 delivers a fully integrated solution using the products that homes, schools, and businesses have used for decades.
Click here to learn more.
June 13, 2014
Simplifying Its Terms, Microsoft Wants You To Understand What You Agree To
WINDOWS CENTRAL - This week, Microsoft announced their simplification of the Microsoft Services Agreement (MSA) in an effort to make the terms and conditions simpler and easier to understand for consumers. These terms will apply to services such as OneDrive, Outlook.com, Bing, and MSN. A few of the changes are occurring in the Privacy, Transparency, and Simplicity sections. For example, Privacy now includes that Microsoft will not use people's personal information to target advertising to them. In Transparency, they've added language regarding parents' responsibility for children using Microsoft services. And for Simplicity, Microsoft has tailored their privacy statements for each product and has organized the content for consistency. To learn more about these changes,
check out this article.
May 13, 2014
Microsoft's Internet Explorer Vulnerability: How to Secure Your Information
Recently, Microsoft announced a serious flaw in Internet Explorer that could allow an attacker to download malware and take control of your computer. Since the announcement, there has been a lot of hype in the news that has generated a number of questions to the Information Security desk regarding this bug.
Click here to view a high level description of the current state of the Internet Explorer and the bug, how ANC is mitigating this risk, and some recommendations on how you can protect your home environment.
Learn more about the vulnerability.
March 24, 2014
ANC's Marie McVerry completes new Office 365 Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate certification
Released less than a month ago, the new MCSA certification demonstrates skills mastery for transitioning to and administering cloud-hosted business applications with Office 365. ANC's Marie McVerry, IT Service Manager, successfully completed both the 'Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements' and 'Enabling Office 365 Services' exams which earned her the title of a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate. Combined with ANC's other certifications and commitments to Office 365, ANC is a certified Office 365 provider. As a certified Office 365 provider, ANC is a Software as a Service (SaaS) administrator for cloud applications focused on managing Office 365 business productivity products like Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync. To learn more about the Cloud Services ANC offers for Office 365, check out our
March 12, 2014
Microsoft plans launch of next Office for Mac in late 2014
Computerworld - Microsoft announced its launch of a new version of Office for Mac yesterday. Microsoft stated that it would launch before the end of the year; however, they will not discuss any details until the second half of 2014. In an interview with
Computerwoche, a Microsoft Germany offical stated that the new version for Mac had been delayed because the development team had been grouped with the larger Microsoft Business Unit in the first quarter of 2011. The new Office for Mac is already considered late by past Microsoft practice. 1,088 days is the average timespan between Office for Mac editions, where this update is already at 1,232 days. To learn more about the upcoming version of Office for Mac, please click
February 7, 2014
Fewer than 1 in 3 Classrooms Have the Technology that Students Need
WHITEHOUSE.GOV - At last week's State of the Union, President Obama made an announcement regarding the future of Internet connectivity in our schools. To date, fewer than 1 in 3 of America's classrooms have Internet access that supports digital learning. President Obama stated that a new ConnectED initiative will provide 99% of American students with access to next-generation broadband by 2017. A week later, it was announced that a $2 billion dollar investment from the FCC over the next two years will be made to expand high-speed Internet connectivity for U.S. schools and libraries. Several private-sector companies have also committed more than $750 million to deliver new technologies to classrooms, including Apple, AT&T, and Microsoft. To see the full list of contributing private-sector companies and to learn more about the ConnectED initiative, please click
December 31, 2013
Level Data welcomes the New Year as a Pearson ISV Partner
Level Data recently announced its partnership with Pearson as an ISV Partner. The partnership will offer tighter integration, additional functionality and real time access to data between PowerSchool and all of the other critical systems in a school district. These changes will have a very positive impact on productivity, efficiency, and the quality of the data. The partnership will maximize PowerSchool and their other applications to their fullest potential. Look for more information in early January as it is released.
December 31, 2013
Lights. Camera. Education!
WHITEHOUSE.GOV - If you're a student, consider making a short film and have the chance to show it for the first-ever White House Student Film Festival right at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The topic? Technology in classrooms. There's huge power in what technology can do for education - from taking a course online, to collaborating with students from across the country (or world!). The White House Student Film Festival is looking for awesome student filmmakers to show the power of technology in classrooms in a short film. But hurry - the deadline for submissions is January 29th! For more information regarding this opportunity, please click
December 4, 2013
ANC partners with SRC Solutions to offer Registration Gateway to the K-12 market
ANC has recently partnered with SRC Solutions to offer Registration Gateway to the K-12 market. SRC Solutions is the global leader in online registration and provides solutions for both the public and private sector, including document management, workflow improvement and integration into numerous ERP systems. To learn more about the partnership click here. To learn more about SRC Solutions and Registration Gateway, please click
November 7, 2013
ANC in Top 500 Fastest Growing Ingram Partners
Ingram Micro SMB 500 is a list of the most successful reseller customers who meet stringent performance criteria. All recognized businesses on the SMB 500 ranked list have achieved growth and revenue benchmarks that have taken them to a new level. Because the SMB 500 is a benchmark for the IT industry at large, ANC is proud to be placed at #56 with a growth rate of over 440% for 2013. Check out the entire SMB 500 list