Creating the Connected Campus
Aruba and KHIPU Networks work with leading Educational institutions to revolutionise the way IT services are delivered.
As the world responds to the current health crisis, the well-being of our customers and everyone impacted by this pandemic remains our top priority. To support teachers and students, and the huge number people working from home, we are committed to help maintain business continuity for all our customers in these challenging times.
2019 was a hugely successful year for Aruba and Platinum Partner KHIPU Networks, together, working in partnership with several UK universities and colleges, have helped transform learning and teaching experiences for thousands of students and staff.
By addressing common challenges within the education sector, they have designed world-class networking solutions to give students and staff ultra-reliable, high-speed and secure connectivity. Intelligent network provisioning is helping revolutionise digital life on campus – by empowering students and staff to embrace the latest digital learning tools, while enabling IT departments to proactively enhance the user experience.
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Today, the challenge of delivering reliable and secure IT services in Higher Education (HE) and Further Education (FE) is huge. According to JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee), about 8 in 10 students used a smartphone to support their learning in 2019*. Student learning is fast becoming a digital experience. Many students now take notes on smartphones, access recorded lectures and use apps to manage time, study notes and revision. Understandably, these new trends put a massive strain on the demand for secure and reliable wireless and wired networking. For students, using multiple devices anywhere and everywhere, campus-wide connectivity is no longer a luxury – it’s become essential to a productive, enjoyable learning experience.
Chris Butler, Head of Business Development, KHIPU Networks says; “It’s easy to take good connectivity for granted when it works. But when it doesn’t, users get frustrated and IT gets the kick back - the reality is, loss of connectivity is intolerable. Ultimately, many institutions are discovering that their networks, whether wireless, wired or both, cannot provide the level of service demanded by their users, lacking the scalability and reliability required to cope with today’s demands for anytime, anywhere, any device networking.”
As a result, more and more HE and FE institutions are choosing to transform their networks, opting for modern, intelligent solutions that can cope with these new demands. So, with the big shift to digital transformation for enhanced learning and teaching, and user expectations for 24x7x365 network availability, IT must be fit for purpose.