Infographic - The importance of IT in higher education

IT is at the heart of all aspects of life at a university. Esteem has developed an infographic which explains how everyone in higher education relies heavily on IT systems, from the student, to the researcher, to the IT manager. 

By embracing the latest technological developments, universities can improve the overall student experience and ensure students have the tools at their disposal to work to the best of their ability.

Students expect 24/7 access to the latest technologies, and universities are under increasing pressure to meet these growing expectations in order to keep attracting those in search of the best learning experience. Be it checking their timetable on their mobile phone or accessing university systems in their halls of residence, students want to get the information they need quickly and easily.

Researchers rely on access to high performance computing in order to collaborate with other researchers across the UK, to share knowledge and pioneer their research.

The financial benefits of attracting students are clear. However, an efficient IT system can also lead to cost savings, carbon emission reductions and more manageable online and e-learning environments. Working with a service provider can help IT managers keep all systems live and running and ensure any downtime is kept to a minimum.

The infographic looks at a typical day at university for a student, researcher and IT manager, explaining how technology enables each to help the other. To make the infographic larger, click on it once to open it in a new page, then click on it once more to zoom in. 

Article published: 04/02/2015

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