The communication challenges that education faces today are generated by an apparently contradictory set of goals. On one side education must enable students through the use of modern technologies but on the other side are budgetary constraints.
Here at DMS we enable educational institutions to analyze existing offers on the market and chose what makes the most sense. Additionally, our business model revolves around a commission fee paid to us by the telecom companies, so in the end, you can benefit from this service for no additional cost whatsoever and, often at a lower cost than if you were to go to the carriers directly.
Clear solutions, however, require clear problems. This is the set of challenges we have identified for the modern education organization:
Reducing Costs / Increasing Efficiency
The ever-evolving field of technology might force educational institutions to employ temporary solutions, which in the end cost more and deliver less. Our response is to design the infrastructure to be as flexible and upgradeable as possible. The solutions are out there, it simply requires some know how to find and implement them. This is where we come in.
Expanding Student Reach
These days, your students expect an internet enabled curricula. Not delivering on this front negatively affects the entire institution. It’s important to realize that solving this problem will also reflect in saving funds in the long run. A virtual presence is cheaper and, in the end, more effective.
Stimulating Campus Collaboration
People require the right tools to do their job. When these tools are faulty, so is their performance. In education, the most powerful tool is information delivery. Allowing the information flow to occur more rapidly and in a secure manner will enable your staff to do what they do best, educate.
Stay Open and Maintain Data Privacy
Another set of apparently conflicting goals. The academic environment is, by its very nature, open. However, your students’ data must stay private. We solve this problem through a smart adoption of relevant technologies and policies.
The technological solutions we propose, vary depending on the unique circumstances. Here are some we use most often:
- MPLS/ Ethernet Networking The MPLS framework is designed to allow a high speed, reliable interface between various protocols, no matter if they are voice or data. Ethernet is the protocol we use as a backbone. It allows for high speed connections and it’s easy to maintain and expand.
- VoIP Conferencing Solutions Online conferencing should be as easy and intuitive as real life conversations. We constantly analyze the solutions available on the market to provide the most user friendly systems. On top of this we also analyze them for reliability and security so you can focus on the words and not on the technology enabling them.
- Network Security Whether it is strong encryption or content filtering, we recommend the select providers who could provide security measures available in strict accordance with the organization’s security needs ,while at the same time careful not to overstep and push needless measures. The line between open and secure is a very thin one, but we have no problems keeping our balance on it. On top of this, we also employ a highly trained response team, which deals with all the problems that might occur in an efficient fashion. We don’t “sell and forget”. Your trust in us is our most prized asset and we will do anything in our power to maintain it.
- Network Security Whether it is strong encryption or content filtering we apply the security measures available in strict accordance with the organization’s security needs while at the same time we are careful not to overstep and push needless measures. The line between open and secure is a very thin one, but we have no problems keeping our balance.
On top of this, we also employ a highly trained response team, which deals with all the problems that might occur in an efficient fashion. We don’t “sell and forget”. Your trust in us is our most prized asset and we will do anything in our power to maintain it