How AWS Cloud Accelerates Digital Transformation in Education
The statement digital transformation may not immediately come to mind when thinking about education and its goals, but the AWS Cloud is helping education to transform, digitally and otherwise.
Parents, teachers, and administrators continue to prioritize higher enrollment and improved engagement. And improved student outcomes regardless of whether they are attending a K-12 school, college, or university. However, the landscape has changed considerably during and after the pandemic.
School and student initiatives require an IT strategy that supports multilayered digital demands.
A New Perspective on IT Strategies
Education leaders are modifying their IT strategies to gain competitive advantage as education's competitive landscape intensifies. As opposed to looking at stacks of antiquated hardware in data centers.
The most innovative IT teams begin with the end in mind–improving student experiences and outcomes–and then determine the best platform for delivery. It is inevitable that cloud technology will enter the conversation; fortunately, modernization has never been easier.
Here are five ways your company can modernize its infrastructure and use the AWS cloud to improve student experiences.
1. Reduce IT Spending with Cloud Adoption
The right cloud adoption will save you money. Whether you are a school district or university, compute and data storage come at a cost.
The cost structure improves dramatically when resources are scaled up or down at peak enrollment periods.
2. Improve Agility With the Cloud
With the AWS cloud, IT can react to organizational needs more quickly and efficiently, resulting in better student, administrator, and educator experiences.
The cost of making changes to a cloud infrastructure is smaller, incremental. Which eliminates the need for large capital expenditures that require approval processes and long procurement cycles.
Cloud infrastructure adjustments can be made immediately, allowing your IT crew to swiftly address the evolving demands of your enterprise.
3. Cloud Migration Ensures Operational Efficiency
Back-office systems are often taken for granted and just expected to work all the time. However, when critical systems like ERP applications start bogging down, everyone feels it.
Moving your business to the cloud ensures applications like student enrollment, online learning, and alumni services have the resources they need when they need them.
So when an ‘event' occurs–whether planned or unplanned–IT can respond seamlessly and effortlessly, ensuring consistently positive experiences for students, staff, and alumni.
4. Consider Cloud Modernization
Leveraging the AWS cloud unlocks a suite of modernization possibilities. Consider Amazon WorkSpaces and AWS Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), for example.
Rather than paying for a host of workstations that need to be continually updated and refreshed, provide users with access to high-performance workstations on demand. Supporting Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) initiatives, improving security posture.
Modernization on AWS enables IT leaders to focus less on hardware systems and software licensing and more on adding value to the organization.
5. Transform Data Into Intelligence
Holding massive amounts of data is something many legacy systems were never designed with in mind. That typically means loads of extra hardware used just for data storage.
AWS enables organizations the fantastic ability to garner intelligence from that data. Data analytics helps organizations to transform data into value, empowering informed decision-making.
Drive Digital Transformation Through AWS and ERPA
Contact ERPA today if your school district, institution, or educational system is searching for answers on how to make the most out of AWS. One of our AWS for Education experts can break down how to effectively utilize this cloud environment.