From the inception of KETS, the existence of architectural standards has provided Kentucky with an edge over all other states. Technology standards represent a uniform set of specifications and guidelines that are leveraged to ensure system interoperability and reduce operational complexity, therefore reducing the overall Total Cost of Ownership. All Commonwealth of Kentucky public school districts share in the benefit of each of these efficiencies due to a common set of technology standards.
The broad areas where standards are most effective and have been applied are:
- Infrastructure, such as network, hardware and software
- Data, such as for the student information and financial management systems
- Operational Environment, such as tools for managing the infrastructure
- Communications, such as e-mail, telephony and collaborative systems
Product Standards, Contracts, and Authority
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