Pandemic disruption has resulted in UK universities and colleges reimagining education with a blend of virtual and physical experiences, and creating digitally-enabled methods of achieving flexibility, agility, and resilience.
These benefits and transforming to a student-centric approach can be achieved with a digital agenda, but it’s not without its challenges. For example, overcoming dependencies on legacy technology and addressing digital poverty – in a landscape where cyber threats are ubiquitous.
Being digital natives, today’s students are seeking institutions that can meet their high expectations. Your academic and administrative leaders are also demanding cost, speed, and quality requirements are met – so you need an IT strategy that delivers what everyone needs.
Daisy is the IT partner of choice for more than 100 HE and FE institutions, thanks to our extensive heritage of IT, communications and cloud, coupled with the highest accreditations with the leading global vendors.
LAN & WiFi – Enhance the student experience on and off campus
For today’s students, reliable WiFi and internet connectivity are indispensable tools to support their learning and wellbeing. The increase in the number of devices, can be difficult for IT teams to manage, especially on crowded campuses. Daisy can help you provide secure, reliable, fast WiFi for your students, faculty and guests, and their multiple devices.
Cyber Security – Put e-learning, access and storage at the centre of the campus experience
The education sector faces an ongoing battle to fend off cyberattacks with more systems and devices connected to the Internet and one another than ever before. Daisy can help you safeguard your college or university in an ever-changing threat landscape and minimise the cyber security risks you face.
Security Health Assessment – Assess and improve your security posture
Understanding the cyber threats facing your educational institution and the measures you’ve currently got in place to protect against them is key in stopping cyberattacks. A Security Health Assessment by Daisy’s experienced security consultants can review the controls you have in place and make targeted recommendations to help improve your security posture.
Next-Generation Firewalls – First line of defence against external threats
Next-Generation Firewall and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) technology meets the security needs of educational institutions by automatically preventing cyberthreats across cloud, network and endpoint devices, as well as keeping sensitive data safe. IPS, in particular, is a crucial tool in your armoury, monitoring traffic and taking immediate action to stop unwanted visitors getting in.
HPE and NVIDIA GPU acceleration – help your research projects make a difference
University research needs a technology platform that can work hard and fast, helping to fuel the passion of the people who use it to help the world become a better place. HPE’s enhanced collaboration with NVIDIA for research and deep learning delivers up to five times faster performance and up to eight times faster computational simulation across your applications.
HP SUSTAINABILITY PORTFOLIO
Did you know that HP delivers a sustainable portfolio of devices to inspire learning, creativity, and performance that will appeal to the personal values of students and faculty alike?
Cloud Networking – reliable, easily-managed network infrastructure
To support today’s sophisticated teaching and learning styles, institutions need better performing, more secure networks capable of delivering enriched, personalised learning experiences. With cloud networking, you can benefit from machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities to better engage with students, enhance their learning experience and improve results – whether students are in-person, remote or in a hybrid learning environment.
UC – Increase Safety and Productivity
Higher education institutions rely on robust communications systems to keep students and faculties connected, improve operations, and increase safety and productivity. Daisy provides UC solutions for more than 70 UK colleges and universities and is one of the UK’s largest telecoms providers. With experience in Education deployments and registered on many PSN frameworks as preferred suppliers, we can work with you to connect the unconnected and create better ways of doing things in a rapidly-changing digital landscape.
Mobile – Create Connected Campuses
Devices and apps are pivotal to the everyday lives of teachers and students. Mobile technologies now play a bridging role between informal and formal types of learning. Daisy supplies devices which make digital learning environments dynamic, secure, and effective for both students and teachers. Not only do we have the most competitive tariffs, we can also configure all devices so they’re classroom-ready before they’re even out of the box. We can also customise and manage all content for complete control over security profiles and student access.
Protecting your data and ensuring its effective recovery from any interruptions can be complex and expensive. That’s why many UK institutions trust Daisy to keep them going when things go wrong. Like them, you can benefit from our data protection and recovery services to keep your staff and students connected to systems and data in the event of a business interruption.
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The cloud is a significant part of any education institution’s digital journey. However, migrating and running your IT infrastructure in the cloud can often be a complex task with many considerations that require expert knowledge of IT infrastructure and services. Daisy is ideally-placed to identify, design, and deploy the most appropriate solution for you.
EDUCATE YOURSELF ABOUT RANSOMWARE PROTECTION
With ransomware incidents still on the rise, and the education sector one of the most popular targets, it’s important to have a rigorous backup regimen and keep multiple copies of critical data locally, off-campus, and in the cloud. This will help to protect your systems from the operational disruptions and high costs of successful ransomware attacks.
Connecting the education sector
We’re passionate about the role digital has to play in enriching the learning experience for staff and students alike but we understand that embarking on a journey of digital transformation is far from easy. That’s why we’re ready to help you build a flexible and future-proof digital strategy.