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