Menlo College Modernizes Student and Faculty Communication With GoToConnect


Menlo College is an institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Silicon Valley, California, with enrollment of approximately 735 students from around the world and a faculty devoted to undergraduate teaching and advising. Their vision is to redefine undergraduate business education to be dynamically adaptive, innovative, and relevant so that students can recognize opportunities and apply 21st century skills to make a positive impact on the world.

The school suffered from a twenty-year-old IT infrastructure and phone system that needed an overhaul. When a previous IT manager left the community, he took with him his knowledge of maintaining the aging systems. In addition, pressure on Menlo College’s CIO, Minh Huynh, mounted when a new law was put in place that enforced the ability for direct dialing out of the internal phone system – specifically, the ability to dial 9-1-1. Minh knew Menlo College needed to find a more modern solution, and fast.

After thorough research, Minh discovered GoToConnect (formerly Jive Communications). The solution provides him with the flexibility to be able to complete his work from anywhere at any time he needs. GoToConnect is also powering Menlo College’s ability to work and collaborate remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. “GoToConnect [is] what helped us to move, to let us start working remotely from home now. We’re lucky we had it before COVID-19 and it helped us out a great deal,” says Minh.

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