Success of a Business, Technology

With its headquarters in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technology is clearly a leader in its niche market as it has been able to serve over 2,600 law enforcement, public safety, correction agencies as well as over a million inmates all over North America. This company uses all its intellect and resources to serve by providing great incident management, investigations, communication, emergency response as well as monitoring products in a manner that ensures safety in this world that we live in. It is clear that this companies commitment to the betterment of the society is second to none, especially when it comes to law enforcement and prison agencies.Things got even better with Securus Technologies acquiring Jpay which is another giant in the provision of innovative services to correction agencies and law enforcement in general.

This was only possible because of the calculated and visionary leadership skills provided by the CEO of Securus Technologies, Rick Smith. It is worth noting that Jpay, which is based in Miramar, Florida has a reputation for being a market leader in its role of providing inmate tablet products, providing inmate payments, emails and in the process, being able to serve a host of inmates and departments of corrections. It is worth noting that this technology is life changing as it is able to combat crime, reduce recidivism as well as reduce waste.The marriage of these two great innovative companies carries great news to the law enforcement as well as the correction facilities who are bound to benefit immensely. It is particularly notable how this technology will impact the lives of inmates, ensuring smooth self-service that reduces interactions with prisons guards, thus in the process enhancing the safety of everyone. This technology also ensures that communications in the prisons are much safer, with inmate families enjoying quality time with their loved ones at a safe distance.

The great leadership skills of Rick Smith did not just come from a vacuum, he had to undergo some quality training from an early age in preparation. Most notable is the Bachelor’s degree that Rick Smith was able to receive from the one and only State University of New York at Buffalo, which was in Electrical Engineering. Rick Smith did not stop at that but also joined the University of Rochester’s Simon School where he received an MBA. As if all that education was not enough, Rich Smith proceeded to the State University of New York at Brockport where he acquired the prestigious Masters in Mathematics. This is without a doubt a rich education background, one that is instrumental to the great leadership skills witnessed at Securus Technologies. Young people all over the world could clearly draw something from this highly determined and skilled man.

Business Leader, Prison Communication, Technology

Securus Technologies Inc. has been providing communication solutions for correctional facilities for over 25 years. It was incorporated from a surprising merger between two heavy-weight brands in the industry, T-Netix and Evercom. In recent years, the company has been on an exponential growth through its acquisition spree of other organizations faceted to the communication industry providing complimentary telecommunication products. In September, 2004, it acquired patency of Syscon Justice Systems, a reputed Offender Management Systems provider. The company has since assumed a position as a leader in the industry providing digital communication technologies for the Criminal and Justice System. Read more about Rick on Bloomberg.com.

As part of its strategic growth plan, the company completed a total shape-over of its sophisticated customer service systems, and took on a 24 hours a day services to support the best and widely known call center in the industry. With more than 1000 employees, Securus Technologies Inc. has expended its Telecommunications, Call Service Systems and Information Analysis solutions to virtually 4000 public safety, and correctional facilities. Further, more than 1 million inmates in America have benefited from their services.

The technological systems in ST Inc. is inimitably unique. The telecommunications company plays host to hundreds of technological braniacs; engineers, technologists, and designers. Together, they come up with sublime innovative ideas to support the top-notch technological softwares. Through this, family, allies and relatives of the incarcerated get cost-effective, but unmatched quality communication channels.

Rick Smith Named Securus CEO

In 27th June, 2008, Securus incumbent CEO, Richard Falcone happily announced Mr. Rick Smith as the company’s forthcoming CEO. That was to be effected in 23 June the same year. Mr. Smith’s assumption of the Chief Executive status was unanimously agreed. He has adequate experience, and termed to be a man of unwavering focus. That is key to maintaining the reputation of the company.

His biography paints a rather unusually seen persona. With an array of good qualities; an outstanding background, a potent brew of industrial skills, an untarnished track record and vast experience, Rick Smith was the best choice by the board to lead the firm to higher heights. His wide experience in the Telecommunications industry enabled him to act in full capacity in various managerial positions in several disciplines at Frontier Corporation, namely; Finance, Operations, Sales and Marketing, and IT.

Previously, he served as the CEO of Eschelon Telecom LLC for almost a decade. Under his leadership, the firm realized an expanded revenue margin from 30 million dollars to 350 million dollars. Following this success, Eschelon’s IPO IN 2005 was a success. His success at the helm of EBITDA saw its revenue grow by forty-eight percent. According to Wikipedia

His academic years are also nothing short of excellent. He holds a Master’s and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from New York state University at Buffalo. He also attended the University of Rochester- where he graduated with an MBA degree.

Technology

Technology is the cornerstone of the school environment. People in different countries around the world are embracing technology in a lot of different ways. There are SMART boards that are using in classrooms that allow children to interact. Teachers also have access to Talk Fusion technology that allows them to send video emails to parents. The virtual field trip is also popular. There is even an app like ClassDojo that is changing the way that teachers and parents communicate.

This is a ground-up change that gives the teacher the ability to bring portions of the classroom to parents through technology. This app is being used in schools around the world to motivate children to do better. When kids are aware that their parents are checking out what they are doing it will be much easier for them to stay focused. They are going to want to impress their parents in the videos that a teacher may send.

The Class Dojo app gives teachers a chance to create a community that involves both the parents and the students. In so many instances there is a parent and teacher discussion that leaves the child out. At other times there are teacher and student discusses that get lost in translation when kids relay the messages back to their parents. The communication gap is closed as teachers and parents use these apps along with their children to follow progress.

It is important for parents to know what their children are doing in school, but this can become a very complicated equation sometimes. Parents are often faced with the dilemma of trying to balance work and home life. Adding in homework and projects from school just add another level of work to a busy schedule. With the ClassDojo app parents get the chance to stay up to date on what their children are doing without totally getting caught off guard.

Teachers are able to send messages to parents with the ClassDojo. That means that parents never have to get surprised by the last minute project assignments that students should have started working on weeks ago. There is nothing worse than working with a child on a project the night before it is due. Something always goes wrong or there is always something else going on at the same time. With the ClassDojo app parents can communicate with teachers and prepare for things like this in advance.