Mike Miller Interview
Mike started with eduPARTS in the Summer of 2021 as a teardown associate, and quickly found his niche in shipping and inventory management. Less than a year later, he was promoted to Inventory Control Manager, overseeing both shipping and inventory departments for the entire company. Mike is extremely reliable and hardworking. A big strength of his is his ability to see a project through from beginning to end. If he recognizes something that we should implement, or that could be done more efficiently, he will make sure it is done no matter how tough the task. We are extremely lucky to have Mike as part of our team, and we are excited to see what else he is able to accomplish with eduPARTS!
1)What is your position?
Mike - Inventory Control Manager. Although those duties do lend themselves to other departments such as fulfillment (shipping) and receiving.
As technology advances, it's inevitable that devices in your fleet will eventually reach the end of their lifecycle. Whether you're an educational institution or a business, properly decommissioning devices before selling them is crucial to protect sensitive information and ensure a smooth transition. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to decommission a device effectively and securely.
1) Verify Developer Mode Compatibility
Before beginning the decommissioning process, ensure that your device can enter developer mode. Check for the following: No GBB Flag (Google Binary Block) or System Policy: These restrictions are usually put in place during the enrollment process to prevent students from accessing certain features like developer mode. Ability to Enter VT2 (Virtual Terminal 2): VT2 is the primary console used to modify VPD (Virtual Product Data) and access other important features not available through the main Chrome GUI. Ensure
Hagg looks to advance EduPart’s mission of making sure every student has access to reliable and functioning devices to help them learn.
Grand Rapids, MI (May 15, 2023)- eduPARTS, LLC, a leading provider of parts for Chromebooks and other devices to the K-12 industry, is proud to announce the appointment of Randy Hagg as President. Hagg is a 25+ year veteran of the Edtech industry and the co-founder of VNN Sports, a comprehensive software provider for up to 40% of high school athletic programs in the U.S.
eduPARTS has been serving the K-12 industry since 2017 with high-quality parts and services to help tech directors keep their devices working correctly for students and teachers. As President, Hagg will focus on expanding eduPARTS' position as a leader in the Edtech parts industry by leveraging their relationships with high-quality OEM suppliers at affordable prices.
As you know, when it comes to managing Chromebooks, one of the most important things is ensuring that you have reliable chargers that will keep your devices running smoothly. But with so many options and potentially fake devices out there, how do you choose between OEM and ODM chargers? In this post, we'll look at the differences between the two and see what should be considered to fit you best.
DEFINING OEM AND ODM
First, let's define our terms. OEM stands for "original equipment manufacturer
Even for those who aren’t in the education industry, ransomware has become household news in-part to the high-profile attacks on schools in recent years. Since its introduction in the late 1980s to the early 2010s, when it became a popular method of cyber attack, ransomware has been known to be particularly difficult to deal with. And while attacks trended down in 2021, we began to see more in 2022, and experts expect that we’ll see even more in 2023.
These attacks continue to
There have been a number of illegitimate AC adapters that have been floating around, posing as an ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) or OEM product. Although we believe that no one would knowingly purchase a forged or counterfeit product, it could easily happen without proper understanding of the signs.
Why Legitimacy Matters
The Merriam Webster dictionary defines counterfeit as “made in imitation of something else with intent to deceive.” If a company is manufacturing a product and printing another company’s name, certifications, and specifications on that product without consent, it’s considered counterfeit. While this act is illegal, it can also be very
The motherboard is arguably one of the most important components in a device. It is also one of the most expensive parts to repair. Schools can save a lot of money over the lifespan of a Chromebook by taking steps to keep the motherboard healthy. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons for failure in motherboards, so that you can help extend the life with preventive measures.
1. Make sure the device hardware is clean
Over time, a number of things can find their way under the hood of a Chromebook, hindering the motherboard's functionality. Dust, pet fur, and other particles can clog some of the most important hardware keeping the Chromebook running properly. Important fans that keep the motherboard from overheating can be especially liable to this build up. Setting up a rotating cleaning s
There comes a point in which Google’s Auto-Update Expiration (AUE) shuts the door on a device’s ability to perform its basic operating functions safely. It’s at this point, that a Chromebook model upgrade is needed to ensure continued security, updates, and student success through the use of technology. So, that begs the question, how do I manage my Chromebook’s End-of-Life?
Be Aware Of Your Chromebook’s Expiration Date
It’s important to be prepared for a device’s End-of-Life. The last thing you want to do is be caught off guard and be forced into scrambling to procure new devices. Thankfully, we have a tool to help you track your Chromebook’s Auto-Update trajectory. When you sign into your account on edu-parts.com and ent
The federal government’s introduction of ESSER funds in 2021 offered a major boost to schools who were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This effort released billions of dollars in grant money in order to get schools back on track in the post-pandemic world. While this was massive news, to the surprise of many, much of this money has been left completely unspent. So, with all of this money left waiting to be used, it begs the question: is your district eligible to receive ESSER funds? The answer is probably yes!
Who is Eligible For ESSER Grant Funds?
The eligibility for ESSER funds is pretty broad and wide-reaching, allowing many schools to take advantage of this program. Any public school within a district is eligible f
If COVID has taught the world anything, it’s how important a clean environment is. This is especially vital when it comes to spaces that become crowded quickly, like classrooms and common areas in schools. As we move into the fall, the spread of respiratory diseases becomes a greater issue. As a member of the school staff, what can you do to keep students and peers safe? That’s where INVZBL comes in.
INVZBL offers sanitization products that boast incredible results. Based on a study conducted by INZBL and Roundrock Independant School District, their products use highly effective UV-C technology to reduce air and surface pathogens by over 99%, helping to ensure that students and staff are healthy. Let’s take a quick look