Hitech Solutions Inc. has announced
the Hitech Solutions Education Service
Provider (EduSP) program to help vendors deliver web-based
educational solutions to K-12 schools and higher education
institutions. The program is a component of Hitech
Solutions's efforts to promote portal computing. Overwhelmed
with current use of the " P" word? Hitech
Solutions defines the education portal as " an
aggregation of content in a context sensitive way, a customization
of applications for the educational community, and a personalization
of services geared to individual users in this community."
Hitech Solutions's goal is to provide
the infrastructure for either district enterprise portals,
open portals on the web or web-based subscription portals.
Service providers eligible for the program include application
service providers, content companies, information technology
providers (such as course-building software vendors), independent
software vendors, portal providers and Internet service providers.
A company must have a registered .com or .net domain name
to participate. Initial participants in the program include
Campus Pipeline, LearningStation.com, iMind, TimeCruiser,
the Wharton School of Business, and Verilogix.
Benefits of joining and committing to the architecture include
numerous business and marketing services. Hitech
Solutions provides programs to ensure that a participant's
revenue and operational goals are identified with a clear
strategy for achieving them. A Hitech Solutions
education sales representative is assigned to each participant
to help establish an EduSP business plan and hold quarterly
reviews. The sales representative also works with participants
to ensure that their presence in the market is closely coordinated
with the momentum generated by related Hitech
Solutions marketing campaigns.