HOW DO ZYPHA ENABLE AND SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL OR COLLEGE?
NEW AND EXCITING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNTIES
In Zypha’s opinion due to the mobility, accessibility, security and flexibility of the Zypha Virtual Desktop offer, the boundaries of educational opportunities, methods and operation are being expanded and set anew. The new limits of these opportunities are restricted only by the imagination. This new approach to educational IT is a major step forward in how technology can be applied and utilised within an educational environment.
There are many reasons to choose the Zypha virtual desktop service, including cost, reliability, security, efficiency etc. The features listed here may be particularly important for your business.
RELIABILITY, ROBUSTNESS AND EASE OF USE
- The desktops traditionally used in educational environments are subject to misuse and mistreatment. This reduces their usable life and generates a high level of maintenance overhead. By using the Zypha virtual desktop each student is assigned their own virtual desktop which is independent of any device. Any misuse of this virtual desktop can be tracked and recorded. The student can only cause disruption to their own virtual desktop and this is completely independent of the device they are using. That means that there are no physical visits to the devices used for repair or rebuild.
- Once migrated to thin client devices and the traditional desktop PC removed there is significantly less chance of physical damage or inoperability.
- Your school or college is highly dependant on your IT infrastructure and your databases, the ZYPHA solution is built on a very high availability design, providing multiple virtual servers linked to highly available storage devices. Your systems are hosted on an infrastructure that is significantly more robust and dependable than your own office based infrastructure.
- The ability to access your virtual desktop on any device from anywhere provides a level of business continuity that is traditionally only available to corporate level businesses.
- The ability to access the virtual desktop from any device also provides a whole new level of working for students, teachers and school and college administrators. Such undertakings as home study, parent access, and teacher work reviews etc. become far more flexile and shareable. Providing a completely new level of communication, work sharing and work and student monitoring. While protecting the schools and the student’s data, work and physical devices.
- The data staff, teachers and students store on your systems that may contain sensitive, personal and even medical information about individuals is protected at a corporate security level as a minimum.
- The data centres where your information is stored are highly secure and accredited to a high standard.
- Your data can be protected from downloading by individuals to your security requirements, this means that your staff, teachers and students could not exploit your data commercially or for illegal use without you being aware and there being a record of this.
- The ability to access your desktop form any device anywhere provides a platform which can be accessed from the point of need, which helps you better provide your services and support.
- By providing the ability to access the system from any device, anywhere also helps to significantly increase your productivity, often by tens of percentage increases.
- Due to the service being energy efficient, reducing your office IT energy use by up to 95%, and the secure environments that the infrastructure operates in, your services are more widely accepted by national and local government and public services and health bodies meeting their ISO certification needs in many areas, more efficiently and more affordably than you could achieve with your own traditional IT infrastructure.
- The security built into the system also provides reassurance to parents, students, staff and governors that you maintain a high level of protection for your students and your student’s data.
- Each student’s desktop and software licenses are named as theirs, and therefore the cost of supporting that students IT needs is known and readily available. The desktop can be allocated when the student joins the school or college and terminated when they leave. This means the cost is a straight line operational cost throughout their period of education with your school or college.
- Not only does the Zypha solution provide a predicable straight line operational IT cost, it is also very flexible and can provide short term virtual desktops for seasonal or ad hoc projects for temporary staff, students or administrators, which may have a start and an end date.
- This means that projects are more cost effective, more efficient and highly secure.
- Any software licences which you use which are provided at a discount for educational institutions continue to be available at the same discount on the Zypha platform.
The difference is that you only have to pay for these on a monthly operational expense basis where appropriate.