Does Clever Plus Identity Automation Equal the Future of Education IT?

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While infrastructure may not sound like the sexiest of topics when it comes to reinventing education through IT, it remains the most essential. With the news that Clever, the most widely used digital learning platform in U.S. K-12 schools, recent partnership announcement with Identity Automation, the leader in identity management for education, that talk is about to get more frisky. In this episode of Edtech Today, CEOs Tyler Bosmeny and Jim Harold break down how that can happen.

“More than ever, district leaders are counting on education technology to work smoothly, all day, every day. Sixty-five percent of districts nationwide have adopted Clever to make learning applications work seamlessly, and increasingly they have asked if we could bring that same power and ease to managing their core identity systems like Active Directory, Microsoft 365, and Google,” said Tyler Bosmeny, Chief Executive Officer of Clever.  “Now we can help districts connect both IT and curriculum systems quickly, securely, and at a fraction of the cost of alternatives with Clever IDM Enterprise.”

“Clever and Identity Automation provide critical services for us, and this partnership is a gamechanger.  A joint offering from these two market leaders can only provide immense benefit for all schools.”  Dustin Hardin, Chief Technology Officer, Humble Independent School District in Humble, Texas.

There has been a 92% increase in use of learning applications in schools within the last year alone, according to Clever data. While Clever seamlessly manages access to learning applications, districts still face a complex problem that threatens the smooth functioning of learning and IT systems—creating and maintaining user information in core identity systems. Student, teacher and staff information is updated constantly, meaning errors can arise at any time, preventing students and staff from accessing the applications they use daily.

Now, Clever and Identity Automation have developed a comprehensive, enterprise-level identity management solution for K-12 schools that is affordable and can be implemented in days.

Clever IDM Enterprise delivers the following benefits:

  • Automation of repetitive manual processes: This new solution eliminates the delays and errors in account creation that are inevitable with manual processes, giving students faster access to the resources they need and reducing demands on overtaxed IT departments.
  • Data security and privacy:  Clever IDM Enterprise helps districts protect student data and mitigate the risk of a data breach by automatically enforcing security policies across each application, protecting sensitive data, and closing security gaps from old user credentials and access rights.
  • Set up takes days – not months: The implementation of technology systems can be time-consuming and costly. For school districts who are rostered with Clever, onboarding Clever IDM Enterprise is quick and easy.
  • Fraction of the cost of other identity management solutions in the market: Because the Clever digital learning platform (including single sign-on, rostering, messaging, and analytics) is always free for districts, they have the option to add Clever IDM Enterprise in order to cover all of their identity management needs for a much lower price than that of other solutions.

“Clever and Identity Automation provide critical services for us, and this partnership is a gamechanger.  A joint offering from these two market leaders can only provide immense benefit for all schools.”  Dustin Hardin, Chief Technology Officer, Humble Independent School District in Humble, Texas.

“We have found a like-minded mission-driven partner in Clever,” said Jim Harold, Chief Executive Officer of Identity Automation. “We look forward to helping more districts make technology work for them, not against—enabling them to focus their time and attention on what matters most: students. Clever IDM Enterprise will be available for implementation in June.

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