Jefferson County, La., schools aren't the only ones benefiting from Cisco's extensive IT experience. For example, South Carolina's Greenville County Schools saved $400,000 by converging its telephone system onto its IP network. Alabama's Mobile County Schools reduced the time it takes to distribute in-service training videos from two hours to 20 minutes. And Florida's Ave Maria University saved approximately $1.5 million by avoiding unnecessary cabling in its campus design.

All of these cost savings were realized as part of Cisco's Connected Learning framework, which helps schools build the IT infrastructure necessary to deliver an Education 3.0 experience for their staff and...

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