Fujitsu Digital transformation in higher education
Within higher education, IT plays a pivotal role in delivering key services, enabling digital transformation, and providing competitive institutional differentiation and advantage.
While today there’s increased focus on student success and course completion, there are other equally important aspects to consider when looking at the role of higher education in students’ lives. Time at university is about much more than getting a degree, it’s also about the broader student experience and future career prospects. For universities, the goal should therefore be to develop, implement, and support an effective digitalisation strategy to enhance the student experience by delivering an always on, connected campus.
Taking the hybrid IT approach
Campus environments are highly complex, with students wanting to progress at their own pace, studying anytime, anywhere, using a wide range of their own personal devices. To support this growing requirement for integrated and personalised learning, a secure, agile, and scalable digital IT environment must be in place. However, many universities are still working with ageing legacy infrastructure, which first requires significant modernisation in order to deliver on their digital goals. Where it’s not straightforward to replace existing IT systems, such as where critical applications and student information systems are involved, the answer is to adopt a hybrid IT approach that blends existing on-premise IT with public and private cloud services.
Fujitsu – supporting digital learning in higher education
As a world-leading expert in hybrid IT, we understand the complexities of integrating new digital solutions with legacy IT. Our portfolio of infrastructure, mobile, desktop and workstation solutions deliver security, flexibility and reliability to enhance the student experience.
See how our education IT customers solved their challenges
University of Suffolk - High Performance with low emissions
Needing to refresh its off-the-shelf unreliable PC's with new high performance, low heat output and low noise workstations, Suffolk Uni contacted Fujitsu. Our solution was to deploy CELSIUS H970 and M740 devices and workstations to deliver the performance required for 3D design.
- University of East Anglia - We developed a High Performance Computing cluster using Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers. Our solution was integrated into the University’s existing system to run the 800 applications that were needed across diverse departments. Solution benefits include: increased efficiency, increased flexibility, scalability and cost improvements.
- University of Warwick - Needing an IT partner to support, manage, maintain and further develop ServiceNow on a tight budget, the University of Warwick contacted Fujitsu. Our solution was to ensure an experienced ServiceNow consultant is available onsite 5 days a week to provide the support needed to maintain the delivery rate of services to students.