During the past 16 years, FuturTech Consulting, LLC has contracted with school districts across the State of Delaware for system requirements analysis, technology planning, network services, desktop support, cabling, consulting services, computer sales and service as outlined below:
Data Service Center
FuturTech Consulting, LLC conducted an analysis of the business needs for four school districts in New Castle County. This analysis specifically identified the business needs of the Colonial, Christina, Brandywine, and Red Clay Consolidated School Districts that should be addressed by Data Service Center, a consortium agency that provides products and services for the four school districts responsible for educating 60% of the State’s public school students.
In addition, FuturTech developed a Data Service Center Information Technology Strategic Plan that addresses the requirements identified as a result of the analysis. For the past 13 years, FuturTech has also provided programming services to the four northern school districts in Delaware. Several programmers have assisted the Data Service Center in the development of various web and mainframe applications.
Red Clay Consolidated School District
FuturTech developed an Online Open Enrollment Benefits Management System for the Red Clay Consolidated School District. This system provides employees with the ability to complete all open enrollment functions approved by school district management. The purpose of the application is to automate the benefit selection process and allow district employees to access their benefit accounts online through the Internet.
As a result of the success of the Open Enrollment On-Line Benefits Management System with Red Clay Consolidated School District, FuturTech was contracted to develop an interface between the Red Clay system and the State of Delaware’s benefit tracking system, PHRST. The long term goal is to design and implement an interface that will link the State PHRST system with all state agencies and school districts to serve this specific need, and ultimately save the State millions of dollars.
FuturTech also built an IBU Financial Management System for Red Clay Consolidated School District. The collection of this information helps the school district to enhance financial reporting and their ability to determine how increases or decreases in funding impact education.
Smyrna School District
FuturTech was contracted by the Smyrna School District to provide desktop and network support. Our technicians provide technology support to all the schools and the District Office in Smyrna. FuturTech is assisting the school district with the daily support of technology in the school district, and with special projects as needed.
Delaware State Education Association (DSEA)
FuturTech has been contracted with DSEA to provide Network, Desktop support, programming services, and technology planning and requirement analysis including the purchases and installation of all their computers, servers, printers etc. In the fall of 2005, FuturTech conducted a requirements analysis and developed a Five Year Technology Plan that outlined DSEA’s major initiatives for the next five years along with cost estimates and project plans.
FuturTech has also assisted DSEA with the development of their Members Only Web Site which provides DSEA with the capability to collect and disseminate information to further the educational cause in the State.
New Castle County VoTech School District
FuturTech provided technical advice and assistance for designing the LAN/WAN infrastructure and developing the cabling and wiring specifications to provide data, voice, and video capabilities for a new Vo Tech High School in the Middletown area. The primary goal was to establish a blueprint for a state of the art data communication network to support an enterprise wide, client server computer environment and telephone system.
POLYTECH School District
FuturTech Consulting conducted an analysis of the state of technology of the POLYTECH School District. The study was aimed at identifying areas where the School District could help the teachers apply technology to better prepare students for their future. FuturTech compiled a written Five Year Technology Plan that provided recommendations on how to infuse technology into the curriculum and ensure that students are prepared to utilize the technology of the 21st century.
Subsequently, FuturTech Consulting assisted in the support of new and existing hardware in the School District. This support consisted of deploying new desktops and server hardware, repairing existing computers, trouble shooting hardware problems, and help desk maintenance.