While these issues are critical to a school’s ability to manage their network next school year, first and foremost, these issues are core to a school’s ability to effectively serve its students in the future.
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) May 25, 2012
While the school year winds down, technology managers at K12 educational institutions are gearing up and preparing for the next school year. Of particular focus are recent trends that have shifted from buzzword status to become reality, including issues around mobile device usage like 1 to 1 initiatives and BYO. Other key issues include Cloud and hosted services, and online curriculum and testing. Inherent to each of these technologies and trends is a reliance on a school’s connection to the Internet.
In the meantime, three scenarios are converging: 1) The full impact of exponentially growing traffic from mobile, cloud, and online educational content is just beginning to be understood and focused on, 2) the ubiquitous nature of everyday consumer and organizational services that rely on the Internet has led to new demands and expectations for connectivity and performance that most schools’ networks haven’t experienced before, and 3) the types of traffic that schools’ network users need and expect cannot be effectively nor efficiently managed with traditional tools like web filters. This convergence poses a large risk for schools that aren’t proactively strategizing and implementing solutions that address the different points of convergence.
“While these issues are critical to a school’s ability to manage their network next school year, first and foremost, these issues are core to a school’s ability to effectively serve its students in the future,” stated Brent Verhaaren, Cymphonix Director of Marketing. “There are few school technologists that don’t see these trends on their horizon, if they’re not already dealing with them. That’s why we were proud to sponsor the On the Horizon microsite. Our hope is that it will serve as a starting point for schools looking for information on how to get a handle on the issues.”
Located at edu.cymphonix.com, the site highlights videos from peers who’ve already successfully dealt with the challenges. Additionally, industry news and insights are included, like survey data that shows cloud adoption by most K12 institutions is high (87%) even though most self report that they haven’t yet adopted the cloud (27%), signaling a potential gap in understanding their investment in and commitment to hosted services. The site also discusses an emerging technology solution for overcoming these obstacles known as Internet Management.
Schools interested in learning more about the suite of Internet Management products from Cymphonix are invited to visit the Cymphonix site at http://www.cymphonix.com.
Cymphonix helps organizations get complete clarity into and full control over all their Internet traffic. As demand for content grows exponentially, network administrators’ ability to control and filter content, prioritize traffic and applications, and manage bandwidth is taxed to the extreme. Too often, they must resolve incidences and usage issues by cobbling together information from scattered locations and products. The result? Time and cost-intensive forensics and policy-setting that’s rarely based on a true understanding of the who, what, when, and where associated with the content and traffic flowing over their Internet connection. Cymphonix’s line of Internet Management appliances is a single source solution that allows network administrators to quickly, easily and clearly understand down to the minutest detail what’s happening on their connection at any given time, and then easily set and enforce policies across their network. Consequently, they spend less time on incidence response, forensics, and policy enforcement while gaining full control over content, applications, traffic, and bandwidth. For more information, please visit http://www.cymphonix.com.