Tue, October 4, 2016

Education & Cloud Computing

We find that many schools are teaching the latest and greatest. However, when it comes to IT some of the technology may be lacking. Instead of paying for physical devices for students, which will most likely break or be lost, we’ll build virtual machines. Imagine total control at the click of a button. And for staff, it gets even better with increased mobility and unbeatable disaster recovery.


Students:

We find that many schools we work with want to give their students devices to take home and continue their studies. But this can be costly, and we know all too well that devices in the hands of students tend to have high replacement rates. Furthermore, device management, such as restricting access to software and websites or installing new software can get complicated. If your school isn’t paying for these extra costs, then the parents are.

The Solution: Why not build out virtual machines instead of physical ones—they’re much easier, cheaper and more efficient to manage.  Each student receives an email address that they can use to log in anywhere in the school. By building out full virtual machines for your students, we can lock down the devices to protect students, see emails to prevent bullying and upgrade or install new software, all at the click of a button. Students can access their accounts from any computer in the school (or only from grade-specific computer labs, if you wish) or from parent-approved devices at home. Give your students access to a private cloud environment—secure, restricted and kid-friendly. No more “my dog ate my homework” excuses with homework in the cloud.


Faculty/Staff/Administration:

Tired of being limited by your one classroom or office computer?  Everything stored on a single, physical computer is outdated methodology, and not to mention severely limiting. And it’s dangerous—what happens when those computers fail? Or if the school faces a natural disaster? Finally, it’s incredibly burdensome for your IT staff, running around to every computer in every office, classroom and lab in the school to upgrade software or add restrictions.

The Solution: With everything in the cloud, we grant you total remote account management. It’s time to become device- and site-independent. Imagine being able to access all of your software and files from any device in the school, whether you’re in your classroom or the staff room. You need increased mobility—you’ve earned it. Everything will be safe and secure in our cloud. Finally, your IT staff will thank you tremendously. With the simple click of the mouse, we can upgrade every computer’s operating system or install new software. Prepare for everything to just be easier with Centrality’s Complete Cloud.