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Posted on 7/14/2014
Oakland Schools serves 28 local school districts in Oakland County. Plante Moran, in conjunction with the Technology Services Department, acted as the consultant on the project which went out for public bid in January.

SunTel Services’ winning bid featured a solution designed to meet the needs and requirements set forth by Oakland Schools and a technical advantage by utilizing server virtualization, which allows Oakland Schools to use existing hardware to leverage savings and maximize survivability.

The bid also offered the advantage of utilizing special pricing through the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA), a national cooperative that school districts can leverage to take advantage of contract pricing and a streamlined bid process.

The contract was also designed so that all Oakland County school districts can benefit from the special terms and pricing provided by NJPA.  Huron Valley and Ferndale districts have taken immediate advantage of this benefit to upgrade their telecommunication needs.

 “We are very pleased to partner with Oakland Schools to deliver the solution they require to update their telecommunications platforms,” said Gary Jackson, president,

SunTel Services.  “Our goal at SunTel always remains the same – to offer the best solutions and services for our customers – and we are happy to have Oakland Schools on board.”

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*This is not a paid endorsement by Oakland Schools

About SunTel Services
SunTel Services has provided complete life cycle services for unified communication services as a Michigan based company since 1986. With more than 1,000 customers and over 2,500 installations, SunTel offers a wide breadth of expertise and product offerings to customers across the automotive, manufacturing, government, healthcare, education, finance, professional services and technology sectors.

With certifications in all critical network services, SunTel offers service programs up to and including management of customer networks.  The company holds key partnerships and certifications with industry technology leaders, such as Adtran, APC, Avaya, Blue Coat Systems, Citrix, Cisco, Dell, Fortinet, HP, Infoblox, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, Mitel, Polycom and VMware.

SunTel serves the global communication system requirements of international companies through offices in Troy, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. Learn more at