College and University Special Needs Met Through Kaseya’s IT Complete for Higher Education

Higher Education

Higher Education organizations aren’t typical IT customers. They deal with constant student turnover, must manage a multitude of remote systems, and have a constant need to adopt new technologies to attract and retain students.

The solution to all these problems is IT automation which is available from Kaseya VSA and other Kaseya solutions.

Kaseya already serves a wealth of universities such as the University of Kentucky and Virginia Tech. Now the company has crafted a rich management platform aimed directly at Higher Ed.

IT Complete for Higher Education is the first in a series of platforms aimed at vertical markets. With it Higher Ed institutions now have a comprehensive toolkit that reduces IT costs, makes top use of IT resources, and at the same time offer students, faculty and administrators a superior end user experience.

“Managing IT systems for a public university is a huge undertaking, because you must constantly balance the needs of students, faculty and the administration,” said Billy Wesley, assistant director for Information Technology at Virginia Tech. “On the one hand, you’re expected to enable an open, independent learning environment. While on their other, you’re responsible for protecting the school’s network from internal and external threats and keeping thousands of systems up and running. Kaseya IT Complete allows my team to meet all these requirements. The platform’s automation, remediation and compliance capabilities are unparalleled, helping my small team of IT administrators be more effective and efficient in their jobs.”

Reducing Higher Ed IT Staffers Stress Levels and Workloads

With tight budgets, schools can’t exactly go on hiring sprees. They need to make the most of the workers they have. With Kaseya, technicians can handle more end points, and resolve issues quickly a combination of IT automation and deep remote control.

Kaseya IT Complete for Higher Education offers a single pane of glass view into agent architecture, auditing and discovery and reporting.

“There are two big factors at play in higher ed IT: one is the explosion of technology on campus–from BYOD to collaborative classrooms to big data. The other is an increased need for regulatory controls,” explains C.J. Wimley, CEO, TeamDynamix. “Our customers are looking for ways to optimize resources, improve their IT maturity, and minimize risk. This is why we have integrated our platform with Kaseya’s solutions for higher education. The combined offering helps our customers meet these new demands.”

Here are three areas of benefit:

Optimize Resources

  • Easy-to-use standardized solutions managed through a single pane of glass. Customizable automation workflows and policy management ensure every problem is resolved and processes are scaled and compliant.

Ensure Security & Compliance

  • Protect student, faculty, and staff data — including financial information, healthcare and social services — and ace regulatory compliance requirements with layered data security and compliance.

Maximize Value

  • Reap the full value of technology in a highly distributed and ever-expanding environment designed to enable you to do more with less and extract more value from overextended and limited IT resources.Ensure Security & Compliance

Protect student, faculty, and staff data — including financial information, healthcare and social services — and ace regulatory compliance requirements with layered data security and compliance.

Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola is proud of the new solution. “Kaseya’s industry-leading IT automation, remote management and network security capabilities have long been heralded by the education sector. IT Complete for Higher Education takes this success a step further by specifically addressing today’s unique and evolving needs of colleges and universities,” said Voccola. “From the explosion of cloud technologies and the onus of regulatory compliance to the growing need for automation, IT professionals at higher education institutions face mounting challenges with limited resources. IT Complete for Higher Education serves as an extension of campus IT departments by offering cloud management, security and compliance regulatory management capabilities all in the same platform for a fraction of the cost.”

For more information about Kaseya IT Complete for Higher Education, please click: here.

Posted by Doug Barney
Doug Barney was the founding editor of Redmond Magazine, Redmond Channel Partner, Redmond Developer News and Virtualization Review. Doug also served as Executive Editor of Network World, Editor in Chief of AmigaWorld, and Editor in Chief of Network Computing.
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