High-speed connections and data security packages will serve and protect the establishments and the students
Cloud and networking provider Exponential-e is partnering with managed IT services provider Midshire to develop joint solutions for the education sector.
The partnership will equip schools, academies and universities with not only the broadband connection needed to support modern curriculums, but also the security package they require to protect their assets and communities.
Phillip Toms, channel re-sale manager at Exponential-e, said: “The next generation of students are digital natives and education environments need to reflect this status by becoming flexible and agile.
“By investing in both connectivity and security, education establishments can be confident in the creation of interactive and interconnected teaching environments, while students can feel safe in their social and collaborative experience.”
He added: “Our partnership with Midshire will strengthen our ability to enable organisations in the education sector to adopt new teaching methodologies, tools and technologies that support a digital learning environment.”
Through the partnership, Exponential-e will use its 100 Gigabit Ethernet network to connect schools, academies and universities that are based across multiple sites whilst offering private connectivity to Midshire’s suite of IT solutions.
Using its private network, alongside its broadband security and content filtering solutions, Exponential-e ensures that students’ data is not transmitted over the public internet and remains secure and private at all times.
Exponential-e and Midshire will support schools in developing bespoke solutions that reflect the changing demands being placed on IT infrastructure, such as e-learning apps or online lectures, that are data-intensive and bandwidth hungry.
Jim Callaghan, managing director at Midshire, said: “Schools and academies are coming under more and more pressure to meet security demands of evolving technologies and as a result protecting students’ intellectual property rights and managing network and cloud services has become an ever-changing and challenging task.
“Working with Exponential-e will give the organisations we work with access to a technology partner experienced with these complex solutions, allowing schools to concentrate on their fundamental offerings.”