The company’s “Cut and Paste” functionality is a critical competitive differentiator during the contract bidding process for STI. The capability enables new busing contracts to operate as they always have without learning a new system. The backend data is passed transparently into the iIT corporate system so employees never have to change the way they work. This is a huge benefit when negotiating with school districts—not only can the school district and STI avoid investing in expensive software upgrades but STI can also create views into the busing and routing system whenever a school district requires it.STI’s status as a publicly traded company requires it to comply with many stringent financial regulations. iIT’s cloud environment eliminates the difficulty of auditing a company with hundreds of offices across the United States and Canada by creating a centralized repository that is accessible at any time through an Internet-connected device. “STI has shown true technological vision in its strategic use of the cloud,” said Anthony Whitton, CEO and Chairman of the Board, independenceIT. “We are proud to have helped STI build a best-in-class IT infrastructure which touches almost all facets of its business. Expanding the business value of their IT deployment beyond traditional footprints showcases the true potential of the cloud’s ability to empower an organization.” About independenceIT independenceIT (iIT) is the information technology services company for VARs, ISVs and MSPs that work with organizations of 1,000 employees or less. iIT enables organizations to rapidly transition away from traditional IT and quickly realize the cost savings and operational advantages of the cloud. For more than a decade, iIT has successfully delivered the complete cloud workspace, providing all applications required to manage enterprise technology needs. Please visit www.independenceit.com for additional information. About Student Transportation Inc. Founded in 1997, Student Transportation Inc. (STI) is North America’s third-largest and most progressive provider of school bus transportation services, operating more than 8,000 vehicles. STI’s family of local companies delivers safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation solutions to school districts throughout the U.S. and Canada. Services are delivered by drivers, dispatchers, maintenance technicians, terminal managers and others who are caring members of their local communities. For more information, please visit www.rideSTBus.com.