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Education Case Study

Success in higher education requires sustainability in a variety of areas: improving student outcomes, educational excellence to attract and retain the best faculty and strategic planning for the future. To achieve and maintain acceptable marks in these areas an institution must become proficient in what HP calls the 'Business of Education'.

We have found that many institutions are still running on a combination of legacy and new applications that are hosted on disparate proprietary networks which often cause: interoperability, visibility and security challenges. Network chaos like this makes it challenging to support contemporary learning environments such as media-rich interactive courses, distance learning, as well as essential services such as on-line administrative services and emergency notification systems.

The HP Business of Education is a cost conscience strategy that enables an institution to balance the need to offer a mobile, 24x7x365 accessible network that supports real-time, collaborative learning and back office applications, while providing all the online tools that students and faculty expect. Below are three steps of the strategy that HP has assisted Higher Education institutions in accomplishing:

The HP Business of Education and FlexNetwork architecture enables you to design and build best-in-class networks that align with your education initiatives and budget. The HP FlexNetwork architecture allows institutions to segment their networks into modular building blocks. FlexCampus converges wired and wireless networks to deliver media-enhanced, secure identity based access. FlexBranch converges network functionality and services, delivering an enhanced network learning experience for distance learning and satellite campuses.

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