Schools are falling short on tech implementation, despite billions spend in investments. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
This AV (audiovisual) systems integrator is finding new revenue streams by bundling professional services and preventive maintenance with its professional AV and digital signage offerings.
After years of suffering through high-stress, break-fix sales, a VAR transitions into managed services and is now projecting double-digit revenue growth this year.
This point of sale ISV’s exclusive focus on higher education gives it credibility with clients and plays a key role in its continued double-digit growth.
A year of significant changes, 2015 saw the education sector come under threats of physical violence by way of active shooter incidents, violent protests, and general unrest. Today’s higher education institutions face some tough challenges as their campuses grow, student bodies flourish, and expanding facilities become harder to protect from the inherent risks of open environments.
In 2016, organizations in highly regulated industries will increase their use of cloud solutions to support and complement their existing technology infrastructure.
Today’s campus environments require a variety of systems to manage the vast amount of data, evolving security needs, and a growing number of assets that must be protected on a daily basis. To accomplish this, colleges and universities should look at a number of ways technology can help address safety and security needs.
An annual study by Wakefield Research for VitalSource Technologies found that 44 percent of students don’t go more than 10 minutes without using some form of technology during an average school day. Knowing the prevalence among students to use technology throughout the day is so high, why not meet them on common ground when trying to connect? Schools have an opportunity to not only enhance the connected campus experience, but also to reduce costs and improve operations as well. Reduced maintenance technology that supplants dinosaur devices or practices can save colleges and universities countless time and money through an overall low total cost of ownership.
It is only fitting that institutions of higher learning, where innovation is encouraged, are leading the way in advancements related to confirming student identity and controlling access to campus buildings. While student identification (ID) cards have evolved over the years, some colleges and universities have truly gone high-tech in the ways students can prove who they are.
Charter Oak State College, Connecticut’s public online college, is accepting applications for its new online Master of Science in Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership.
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