Palatine IT Company Helps Chicago Charter School Graduate to a More Secure IT Operation
On August 19, 2013, Chicago Collegiate Charter School, 11816 S. Indiana
Chicago, opened its doors with the mission to equip all students in grades five through twelve with the academic skills, intellectual habits, and character traits to succeed in the college of their choice, strengthen their communities and change the world. Their vision is to ensure 100% of their students complete college within six years of high school graduation.
The school's model is designed to make sure that students establish a strong foundation in middle school, while experiencing a rigorous high school that prepares them for college.
As part of this experience is a reliance on computer competency, which requires that students are not vulnerable to malware and hacking.
Chicago Collegiate has called on Palatine's Infiniwiz (www.infiniwiz.com)to ensure that the school's IT resources are protected from potential online threats.
"Our relationship with Chicago Collegiate is an important one for us because we recognize the importance of safe IT for schools and not-for-profits. Too many schools experience IT interruption because they failed to upgrade their security technologies, leaving their school vulnerable to hacking that impacts students and faculty," according to Alek Pirkhalo, a partner for Infiniwiz.
In the case of Chicago Collegiate graduates, who are bound for college, Pirkhalo notes that when students gain an appreciation for the importance of IT security, they are less likely to leave themselves vulnerable in college to outside sources looking to corrupt their computers or steal personal information.
Infiniwiz also provides the school with financial support.