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Cisco announces special pricing of Meraki Education Advantage for schools

Technology company Cisco aims to provide schools and students with a reliable platform for blended learning programs. To make modern technology accessible to many, it now offers educational institutions special pricing for the Meraki Education suite of solutions.

Meraki Education Advantage is a centralized platform that provides a quality blended learning experience through high-performance Wi-Fi and secure networks in a distributed workforce. The platform is available at minimum cost through the Meraki Education Advantage Pricing or MEAP, where Cisco Meraki Channel partners can receive additional discounts for K-12 schools, libraries, and small non-profit customers in the US, UK, EEA, and the Asia Pacific.

“Cisco identifies the education sector as a critical component to achieve its mission for an inclusive digital future,” said Robin Llamas, OIC managing director, Cisco Philippines. “This move powers Cisco’s overall goal of building digital resilience through Ugnayan 2030, a collaboration platform where Cisco works with the public and private sector to advance the country’s digital resilience in connectivity, collaboration, cybersecurity, and COVID-19 response.”

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Meraki hopes to combat the struggles of transitioning to blended learning through three core solutions. First is intuitive IT management, which adopts a centralized platform to provide easy and cost-effective blended learning. Second, connect remote networks securely with high-performance Wi-Fi and automated updates of security features to protect the students and staff. Lastly, enable a remote and flexible workspace from any location by securing remote access to data and infrastructure via the Meraki app or desktop.

Cisco believes that the future of education is cloud-based IT platforms. The company designed Meraki to provide quality blended learning through accessible technology, efficient internet access, and information security at a minimum price.