Campus solutions for higher education from IBM
Building a smarter campus
With ever-tightening budgets, higher education institutions struggle to respond to rising expectations for doing more with less. Learners expect a personalized and collaborative educational experience, and researchers need instant access to deep computing resources. Campus solutions for higher education from IBM can help your institution become more instrumented and interconnected, providing the intelligence needed to improve outcomes, find efficiencies and allow for collaboration.
Build human and intellectual capital
Our campus solutions for higher education can help you link your campus systems—whether IT, utility or administrative—to create a sustainable, efficient and more environmentally responsible institution. You can gather data about energy consumption, water usage, waste disposal and recycling from campus facilities such as housing, labs, offices and administrative buildings as well as datacenters and research facilities. Additional information can be collected from converged networks, integrated controls and infrastructure components including unified communications systems and campus security apparatus, such as video surveillance.
Great ideas can come from anyone, and innovation tends to emerge when several people share and apply their unique perspectives. You can work smarter with tools that help you find new ways to drive insight and deepen relationships. Implementing a collaborative campus environment with tools and services that connect the community, you can create a culture of greater participation. Files, ideas and knowledge can be shared with a greater sense of personal involvement through co-ownership and co-editing of project documents and assignments.
To help open up new intelligence possibilities, our campus solutions for higher education make it easier to gather, consolidate, manage and analyze business, administrative and academic information to measure performance, predict trends and improve the institution’s business operations. You can collect and integrate information from multiple decision support systems used across the campus and make cross-institution management reporting data available to academic, research and administrative personnel through security enhanced web-based access.
New intelligence—providing insights through analytics
Our campus solutions for higher education can enable your institution to create a new model of higher education around a campus that is interconnected, enriched and fed by on-the-ground knowledge. The solutions can help you:
- Link your campus to create sustainable and efficient systems.
- Create a scalable, flexible, responsive IT infrastructure that optimizes public and private cloud service delivery.
- Build an interoperable, collaborative and open learning, research and business environment.
- Develop a reputation as a good steward of the environment to attract students and faculty.
- Maintain a safer and more secure campus.
- Lower costs through open source and shared IT services across systems and regions.
- Enhance teaching and the student experience.
- Build student skills in teamwork and problem solving.
Utilize a dynamic infrastructure
Our campus solutions for higher education offer a technology infrastructure that is scalable, flexible and responsive, utilizing IBM’s world class cloud services and technology. Whether you need to build a private cloud for your core business applications or utilize a public cloud service to augment your on-campus desktop, compute or storage resources, IBM provides a full portfolio of cloud capabilities designed for a wide variety of application services. With return on investment (ROI) assessment tools, we can help you determine the optimal IT architecture for the range of workloads on your campus.
The solutions integrate virtualization technologies with management tools to create a platform for consolidation and standardization. Students and researchers can access their needed resources and tools through virtual computing labs that combine high performance blade servers, network attached storage and open source software to provide anytime, anywhere, any device access.