As digitalization permeates all areas of the campus, IT infrastructures are working at full capacity. To ensure quality education, institutions must transform their IT and cable infrastructure into a modern technological system that has the flexibility to adapt to the evolving needs of student, faculty and administration. There are three essential capabilities an IT infrastructure management system must have to ensure uninterrupted campus services, provide services more efficiently and at a lower cost: Documentation, Management, and Planning.
- Document – For deep visibility into IT infrastructure, systems should include a central data repository of up-to-date and accurate information about every physical asset and how they are all connected.
- Manage – To ensure all assets are functioning optimally and to avoid service interruptions, systems should detect problems in real-time and have processes in place to resolve potential issues.
- Plan – To enable modifications to any service, systems should be flexible to incorporate new assets and processes as needed.
Looking at the higher education ecosystem
Since campuses consist of many buildings and are spread out over an expansive area, technologies across the campus are often not harmonized. This makes documentation, service provisioning and monitoring of the system and all its assets crucial to ensure processes run smoothly. Transforming IT infrastructure into an agile asset that easily accommodates new elements into the extended education ecosystem will cast the institution as a leader in digital business transformation.
Ultimately, choosing the right solution to manage IT infrastructure makes all the difference. To deliver best-in-class technology services, you need a best-in-class IT management system that provides uninterrupted service, even as capacity demands are growing exponentially. The ability to add new elements into the education ecosystem, especially those that enable you to expand your share of the online education market is essential.
Where FNT Command steps in
An IT management solution such as FNT Command enables education leaders to transform their institution’s IT and cable infrastructure and expand its services to keep pace with emerging needs. By providing both traditional and expanded services more efficiently and at lower costs, IT infrastructure will fully support the institution’s main mission of delivering quality education.
Sean Graham, General Manager of FNT Software’s office in Parsippany, New Jersey, recently discussed the higher ed ecosystem in EdTech Digest. Read the full article here.
To learn more about how FNT Command can transform your institution’s IT and cable infrastructure into a modern technological system, visit: https://highereducation.fntsoftware.com/.