Not long after their decision to rely on CompleteCloud, The Wilson School was forced to put their new technology and disaster plan into place. On the verge of their centennial celebration, the Head of School awoke to an alarm and found the building filled with smoke. The next morning, a significant portion of the school was in ruins.
Because The Wilson School’s entire technology was now in the cloud, none of their functionality, data or computing power was lost. The school’s phone was immediately rerouted to the Head of School’s cellphone to speak with anxious parents. Teachers had access to their computers
remotely and were freely able to communicate with parents and fellow staff.
While The Wilson School’s historic building was being repaired, temporary locations were found to continue the school year. Because the staff had very little to do to setup their technology solutions and business operations, they could focus on creating a welcoming experience for children and parents — their technology just kept working. Through the transition, they did not lose a single file or document. They simply plugged in new Thin Clients and picked up right where they left off.
Over the course of the nine months, the team continued to leverage the CompleteCloud as they bounced from their replacement location and their construction site during the rebuild. It was a critical time for The Wilson School staff as they were entering their 100th year and had been planning the most significant capital campaign the school had ever executed. They were planning a new technology wing that would put them in the forefront of all private schools in the nation. A fire would not impede their progress.