According to Statista, there will be more than 75 billion connected devices by 2025. This boom of Internet-enabled gadgets is just one chapter in the story of the new era of connectivity. Today’s tech-savvy consumers are also becoming accustomed to anywhere, anytime connectivity, unparalleled speeds and an app for everything – whether at home or at work. As a result, no sector will escape the digital transformation sweeping the nation, with higher education institutions such as universities being no exception.
Due the nature of their target audience – generally younger people who have grown up with the Internet as the fourth utility – universities are under rising pressure. In addition to accommodating the multiple devices each of the thousands of students bring to campus with them, they also need to provide enhanced learning experiences if they are to stand out from competitors. Today’s students want instant access to resources, for a deeper and more flexible learning experience, anywhere and anytime.
The key to fulfilling these requirements – and improving other aspects of the student experience such as safety and wellbeing through innovative services – is a robust, highly available and reliable network and communications infrastructure.
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