In current tight funding situations, Cloud Education is a low cost option to high end computing. It provides an easy way to collaborate from every angle of the school system. When budgets are low and the need for the latest technology is high, Prime can provide a solution that accommodates both. Computer refresh is an expensive solution to aging technology. However, with virtual desktops, the age of the device no longer determines the quality of the delivered user experience.
Collaboration is an important aspect of the classroom environment, as students need to be able to communicate with their teachers and peers. Teachers need to have the ability to communicate with their students about assignments and grades in and out of the classroom. Having constant access to lesson plans, grades, notes, and more is another important aspect of collaboration in the education field.
Many educational institutions are used to working with a tight budget. On-site network infrastructures are extremely costly, and require a dedicated IT department to handle frequent maintenance and trouble shooting. Other cost-incurring technology includes classroom computers and copy and fax machines. These expenses can quickly add up, leaving little room in the budget to put towards improving other important resources for students and faculty.
Schools are required to collect sensitive data from students, including transcripts, tuition payments and personal information. An educational instiution’s database will be tasked with managing hundreds or thousands of student and faculty profiles. If a school’s network is hacked or affected by a disaster, this private information can be stolen or lost.
The industry requires educational professionals to file and retrieve thousands of documents related to individual students and operations. Paper filing systems are becoming outdated, and many administrations do not have an adequate capacity for the amount of document storage they need. Constantly having to manage and dig up files can cost a school a great deal of wasted time and effort.