Getting Ready for Back to School

Published on: July 22, 2019
Jason Lacy, Vice President of Sales

Back to School is almost here, and we all know what a challenging time of year this can be. The load on your systems suddenly skyrockets as new and returning students start to enroll and get ready for fall classes. There is a heightened sense of urgency—as any technical hiccups or delays at the start of a semester can have a massively negative impact on the semester schedule. In addition, your new products and features are being tested by real users for the first time. So, there are always "issues" (i.e. bugs) that are uncovered when you have the most pressure to get things right.

At Unicon, we’ve been supporting our clients through the back-to-school time for many years. This has given us a chance to gather first-hand a set of “best practice” recommendations and procedures.

We’ve learned that the key to a smooth back-to-school experience is to make sure that ALL aspects of your program are ready for the challenge—this means people, processes, applications, and infrastructure.

For details and helpful tips about how to ensure you are ready, download our Back-to-School Checklist.

Feel free to contact Unicon if you have any questions or want help evaluating your readiness. Best wishes for a smooth start to the fall semester!

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Jason Lacy

Vice President of Sales

Jason is Unicon’s Vice President of Sales. His team is responsible for the sale of consulting and digital services into the education, publisher, and corporate markets.  In addition, Jason acts as the Account Manager for Unicon’s major Publishing accounts.  Jason joined Unicon in 2001 and has over 20 years’ experience in information technology focused sales, application and system design, and the management of large software implementation projects.  Prior to joining Unicon, Jason worked as a project manager and consultant for Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting).  His clients were focused on the Financial Services industry, and included American Express, E*TRADE, Pacific Investment Management Company, and Visa.