IT Management solution for Educational Institutions
Scalability and flexibility at reasonable prices
We are aware that IT budgets in the education sector are limited, and they have to face increasing challenges, especially with the COVID crisis. Our special license for schools allows you to scale without fear of expenses.
Large network infrastructure and lack of personnel
Pandora FMS allows to automate IP management (IPAM), self-monitoring and periodic network-use report creation.
Limited network capacity, especially with the use of online classes, videoconferences, etc.
Almost real-time bandwidth management. Ability to create detailed hourly/daily reports to detect demand patterns.
The end user is not a technician. I need to know PC status and access them
With Pandora FMS, it is possible to remotely access computers and monitor workstations whatever the level.
I need a centralized environment to open incidences and solve problems
Pandora FMS integrates incidence management with a centralized system-inventory system, with all required detail levels.
I need to centrally monitor elements in different buildings
With Pandora FMS you may obtain the information wherever it may be, through distributed servers, satellite servers or agents.
I need to save access logs for legal compliance
Pandora FMS can store Terabytes worth of logs in the long term, from all kinds of sources.
I need to make detailed maps of each campus building and be clear about the relationship of the elements of my infrastructure
Detailed network maps, visual consoles. All customizable to make its display simple and navigable.
I need to be able to quickly train new temporary technical personnel every year
Pandora FMS incorporates an unlimited elearning system for clients, which allows to quickly train new personnel.
Nazareth College is a private college in Rochester, New York. Founded in 1924, it offers more than 60 undergraduate degrees and more than 20 graduate programs.
We had two full-time employees overseeing more than 600 network nodes, a daunting task. In addition, we had an automated alert system that provided many false positives in non-critical alert conditions.
Faced with this situation, we needed a system that was economical, easy to set up on new devices, and very flexible. In the end, we opted for Pandora FMS, a product that we can trust 100% in the alerts that we receive.
Senior Enterprise & Network Solutions Engineer in IT Services
In the IT field, education monitoring is the one that is in charge of supervising infrastructures and computer applications that allow educational tasks to be carried out, in order to prevent and solve failures and achieve the best performance. That way, monitoring will be responsible for both supervising the devices involved and the networks or applications used.
What do you need to keep in mind?
When we talk about the educational sector, we face the dual problem of it being an essential sector but one that does not usually have large financial resources. Furthermore, it is an area that requires agility and the frequent incorporation of new technologies. Therefore, the tool you monitor it with must meet very special criteria..
- It must be a safe and reliable tool that has proven its effectiveness in highly demanding sectors. In addition, having a high-quality support team used to understanding the needs of all types of entities – both public and private – will offer extra value, maximizing the usability and availability of the tool.
- The quality of the tool should not suppose an unreasonable increase in costs. On the contrary, it would be perfect to have a software at a reasonable price and a clear license, which not only doesn’t entail a high outlay, but also helps saving costs in other IT areas of the educational entity.
- As for the very basic, it will be essential for the tool to be powerful and flexible, capable of monitoring all the elements involved and adapting to incoming new technologies.
- Finally, you also have to think about the usability of the tool. It should be visual, intuitive, and offer training so that it is possible to incorporate new personnel into its management easily and fast.
How can monitoring benefit your education sector entity?
At present, Information Technologies are already fully integrated both in the classrooms and in the computer infrastructures of educational entities.
Some new concepts, such as “digital classroom” or “connected school”, cannot be understood without a stable underlying technology to make them a reality. But technology is also exposed to failures or drops in performance, and this is what makes good monitoring software essential.
Such a tool will allow you to detect failures even before they happen, or help you to solve them as soon as possible when they cannot be prevented. In addition, it will allow you to anticipate and detect drops in performance, improving the operation of the entire system.
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