Why a Multi-cloud Strategy is More Vital Than Ever in Higher Education

Colleges and universities around the globe are beginning the new academic year facing more uncertainty than ever. The global pandemic has made it virtually impossible to know how many students are returning to campuses this fall (if they’re even allowed) and how many will rely on remote learning exclusively or opt for some kind of hybrid model.

Compounding the challenge for higher education, this new status quo is fragile and could change in an instant. Thus it is critical to colleges and universities that their IT infrastructures are flexible and resilient enough to meet the needs of students and educators – whether they’re in the classroom or connected remotely from hundreds or thousands of miles away.

Those needs include not just the ability to remotely access higher-education resources such as classes or administrative, educational, and financial services, but a quality experience. At large universities with tens of thousands of students

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Pearson: Vital Signs report points to need for immediate action from all of us

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Titled Be the Change, it not only serves as a roadmap for change in the midst of COVID-19 but a call to action for each of us, not just our leaders. Far more Londoners are vulnerable than at this point two years ago. Our failure to sufficiently act in the past has resulted in a more protracted challenge, one requiring every Londoner and organization to alter permanently things we were too willing to accept previously.

It is one thing to flatten the curve, but another entirely to transform our community. Just how can we come together to create greater equity, equality, opportunity, stability and safety for all our citizens, especially those in the most vulnerable conditions? That is the task before us. This pandemic did not cause such problems, merely magnified them, but it has highlighted not only our need to act, but revealed the inner strength

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