Tech Challenges in Today’s Education Industry — and How to Manage Them
The advent of electronic health records (EHRs) have put a strain on in-house IT departments for many healthcare entities.
The education industry has been notoriously slow in adopting the technological trends that lead to digital transformation. This is, in part, due to a series of challenges faced by schools, administrators, and teachers when trying to integrate technology in the classroom.
Let’s examine a few of the most common roadblocks faced by educators and institutions.
First and foremost, increasingly constrained budgets make it difficult for educators to develop sustainable funding that will both support current needs and provide for the growth of technological advances.
Fortunately, managed services such as Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Network Services (MNS) can assist educational institutions in staying on the cutting edge of infrastructure and technology while managing the costs of printing, document storage, infrastructure maintenance, updates, and more.
Growing Student Enrollment
To stay solvent, educational institutions must focus closely on growing their student enrollment as well as maintaining a high student retention and completion rate — a task that often takes a large chunk of the budget.
However, by using technologies such as artificial intelligence, analytics, and data management, organizations can develop financially sustainable, personalized strategies that boost enrollment and help support students by offering more effective learning experiences for greater success.
Technologies that manage a bring-your-own-device environment or offer interactive options, such as interactive whiteboards, help transform the learning process.
To digitally transform, educational organizations must look for a system that offers not only smooth interoperability among systems, but also scalability across platforms and applications.
Again, Managed Print and Managed Network Services, in conjunction with a Document Management system can provide the kind of strategic — and flexible — technologies that not only improve productivity and progress toward structured goals, but also work toward reducing overall costs to stay within budget.
Securing Student Data
Safeguarding private student data and maintaining compliance is part of protecting the kind of restricted data most often managed by educational institutions.
Both Document Management and Managed Network Services assist in providing a secure ecosystem that effectively detects, prevents, or — if necessary — responds to the ever-changing landscape of security threats.
Managing Visitor Security
Managing physical security on school campuses is an integral part of an educational organization’s focus. In the past, this task required a costly cadre of highly trained employees and security professionals to ensure at-risk visitors were prevented from access to campus resources and students.
The evolution of state-of-the-art technologies in a digital environment makes handling visitor management easier, more effective, and more fiscally sensible.
Today’s digital solutions include door access controls with instant lock-down and single click operability, cutting edge cameras with enhanced visual capabilities for clear details, and visitor management systems that incorporate a variety of technologies such as smart ID cards, database integrations, and visitor screening systems to prevent unauthorized access.
Targeted Solutions for the Education Industry
At Perry proTech, we offer the right digital solutions for educational institutions that are concerned about providing the best learning experiences in a secure, positive environment while still being cognizant of fiscal responsibilities.
Our solutions range from entire systems created specifically for your organization’s need that focus on student and data security, infrastructure optimization and maintenance, reduction of print costs, and maximization of administrative and workflow efficiency, to targeted technologies like interactive whiteboards that increase student success and improve their learning experience.
Just a few of the services we offer include:
- Cutting-edge Printer Hardware
- Interactive Whiteboards
- Managed Print Services
- Document Management
- Managed Network Services
- Production Print Workflow Optimization
- Visitor Security Solutions (Door Access Control/Cameras/School Gate Guardian/Visitor Management System
Our experts have industry-specific knowledge that allows them to properly assess your organizational needs. With this analysis, they can craft a detailed plan tailored to your specific needs and goals that will help digitally transform your organization within the scope of your current budget.
If you’re looking for ways to take your institution to the next level, contact a Perry proTECH representative today.