• Main June 2017
Partnership Corner 2017
  • Working Together to Provide the Best Opportunities for Advancement!  

    Educational technology has transformed the traditional school setting. With the introduction of innovative tools, learning has become more interactive, improving the experiences students receive in the classroom every day. As a New Jersey-based, IT solutions provider, TechXtend continuously maintains knowledge of the latest technology by creating new partnerships with emerging partners. We strive to discover niche solutions to accommodate specific areas of interest.

    TechXtend, a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, has made it our mission for over 35 years to offer best-in-breed solutions across all technology silos. With a focus on K-12 only in New Jersey, we leverage our partnerships with leading manufacturers and publishers in the areas of STEM/STEAM, Physical Safety & Security, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Client Computing, Staff Augmentation, Virtualization, Professional Services, Backup & Disaster Recovery, and Data Center Infrastructure. Our goal is to provide solutions within these silos that offer administration a unique way to interact with students, while also inspiring creativity, generating academic interest, and promoting generations to become future-ready for today’s world.

    Our approach to achieving this goal begins with inclusion across the entire district. We engage all stakeholders in the process from administration and finance to IT and curriculum to ensure that technology goals and school standards are being met. We feel that this approach ensures that the technology procured supports the vision of the Superintendent while falling within ever tightening budgets.

    While technology is what we do, our culture is the cornerstone of who we are and how we do it. Wayside Technology Group won the Smart CEO’s Corporate Culture Award 2016, the Future50 Award 2016, as well as being named one of NJBIZ’s Best Places to Work in New Jersey for 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017. We have an employee-first culture, which our new corporate headquarters, located in Eatontown, NJ, perfectly reflects. You will find family picture walls, a meditation room and a Starbucks type lounge for our employees. Our innovative office layout challenges the idea of a traditional work setting. From the open-seating environment to our activity-based workspace, our office has a distinct aesthetic vibe that inspires true creativity and productivity. We have earned rave reviews from Superintendents who have stated that our office setting is a model for the environment that educators need to be preparing students to work in.

    Take a tour of our facility - http://waysidetechnology.com/site/content/facility

    As a solutions provider, our competitive advantage is our ability to attract, select, and retain the absolute best talent in the industry. Our K-12 team includes Kevin Askew, Vice President & General Manager who has previously served as Vice President of the Berkeley Township Board of Education, Aidan Thornley, K-12 North Jersey Account Manager, Dominic Denaro, K-12 South Jersey Account Manager, Julie McDonald, Product Marketing Manager and David Hespe, Senior Education Consultant. As the former Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education, Mr. Hespe brings extensive experience within NJ school districts and serves as a crucial member of our team. He provides guidance on how to best serve NJASA member districts, so we can offer valuable insight and pioneer service.

    By investing in our employees’ quality of life, hiring the best talent, and upholding a culture of achievement, TechXtend is challenging the concept of a “traditional reseller.” This philosophy ensures the absolute best in customer service for our clients.

    Our vision aligns with NJASA’s commitment to ensuring the best education for each and every child in the state, regardless of their geographic or socioeconomic status. As educational leaders, we are both working together to provide the students of New Jersey with the best opportunities for advancement. TechXtend concurs, respects and will work together with NJASA to build upon the Association's Vision 2020 plan.

    TechXtend is a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group (Nasdaq: WSTG). For questions about our solutions or services, please contact our team at 800-411-1511 or K12@techxtend.com.

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