As part of our ongoing Case Study series with Craven College on their deployment of Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed IT Services (MITS) within the Education Sector at Apogee, we wanted to look at the Five Benefits of Managed IT Services (MITS) for Schools and Universities in the Education Sector.
Across the UK, whether spurred on by the adaption to the Covid Pandemic or a realisation within the UK education sector of the importance of technology to a complete learning experience, the prevalence and expansion of a digital learning environment within schools and universities have continued to grow. From the delivery, installation & implementation of a school's technological infrastructure to the security and management of a university IT estate, a Managed IT Service (MITS) provider can be an essential and necessary component of a successful technological overhaul.
For many students and teachers, technology devices have evolved from being exiled from the classroom to now a necessity to furthering education. Gareth Dixon, VP of Craven College, highlighted this transition speaking to Apogee when he exclaimed, "We're finding that every curriculum area that we work in has got an increase in dependency upon technology. So having a reliable technology base on which to operate from has proven essential."
Through the development of hybrid and remote learning instead of a traditional classroom, as well as digital literacy evolving as an essential facet of education, IT infrastructure, its provision, maintenance, and security has become critical. While there is a multitude of benefits that stem from a well-equipped IT infrastructure, it also presents several hurdles. Anything from device deployment to imaging services can place undue strain on a school or college's IT department, resulting in a service that underperforms for students and teachers. Due to these unforeseen strains, a reputable Managed IT Service (MITS) provider for many educational institutions is essential to any IT estate's success. For this reason, we have compiled five benefits of Managed IT Services (MITS) for Schools and Universities below.