Game Changing Technology for Education: Cloud-Based Virtual Desktops in Classrooms
Education has been one of the most noticeably growing sectors in Australia and it’s expected to grow further during the upcoming years, according to Ibis Industry report published in November 2017. Technological progresses contributed positively to that growth.
Dramatic upswings in technology are enabling organisations to offer learning in ways never before possible, from students who bring their own devices to classrooms and expect to connect to classmates from another country during student vacation, to faculties who provide recorded lectures to be viewed from anywhere students can or will connect. At the same time, in the fiercely competitive environment, institutions are trying to create competitive advantages while trying to meet the budget criteria. Managing hundreds of BYOD student devices on combined wireless and wired networks is a must across today’s education institutions, but can also keep IT managers working late for long periods. Worry no more! Virtual Desktop can help.
Virtual desktop infrastructure means hosting a desktop operating system within a virtual machine running on a centralized server. This system allows students to work in web sessions opened on mobile devices, including their own smartphones, laptops, iPads, tablets, or notebooks. VDI eliminates the necessity for traditional PC desktops. It moves the traditional computing system out of the classroom, lab, or library and onto virtual desktops on highly secure, back end servers in a data center. It’s an option that is a lot easier to maintain and less expensive than conventional IT system used by institutions.
If you’d like to strengthen your institution’s competitive advantage and learn how it can work for your business, contact us for a free consulting period.