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WHAT TO THINK ABOUT WHEN PLANNING IT INFRASTRUCTURE IN SCHOOLS
There is no doubt that the learning experience for students in New Zealand is in a state of transformation - with e-learning platforms becoming more sophisticated and hundreds of devices now available to enhance classroom lessons. Some schools are investing in 3D printing and virtual reality, while others are introducing whole-school bring your own device (BYOD) policies. As schools become increasingly reliant on 24/7 connectivity, it is clear that power quality is a key concern for IT managers - as well as ensuring the school’s IT network, especially for schools with ageing infrastructure, can cope with the increased level of activity. Investing in solutions to ensure continuous power for critical systems and servers during a power outage is critical - particularly as natural disasters, bad weather and faults across electricity networks are not uncommon in New Zealand. Vendors and partners in the power quality space are now working together to customise solutions to meet the unique requirements of each school - from world-class UPS solutions, right through to micro data centres on campus. JOHN ATHERTON READ MORE