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El Paso Independent School District Success Story

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Steve Crye describes himself as the “Network Plumber” of the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) – one of the top 100 largest districts in the U.S. His team of 6 keeps 60,000 students and 9,000 staff plugged into the Information Age, across a sprawling network of 100 campuses, distributed over 250 square miles. Students, teachers, parents, and administrators expect always-on access at world-class speed, and Steve’s team knows they’ll hear about it otherwise – as they manage the troubleticket queue. They also bring up as many as 2 new school campuses each year and manage other large projects. And across everything, Steve serves as point man for network security in a system that includes tens of thousands of IT-savvy students, including a significant number who attempt to circumvent the District’s security measures.