Educational institutions are eager to embrace improved learning pathways which can present significant challenges for legacy IT infrastructure. New trends such as distance learning, educational portals, statewide testing, BYOD, virtualization, learning applications and instructional videos are creating new models of teaching and learning, and require requisite support by campus IT systems.
And now, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic— distance learning has become a critical capability and an important differentiator. While providing a substitute for in-person lectures is important, successful distance learning also means ensuring that students have access to the computing services and applications they need without disrupting their user experience.
During the remote work spike, hosted desktop technology was used to maintain productivity and achieve the goals that IT professionals have always known were possible. Hosted desktop technology quickly transformed from a niche product leveraged by some institutions to a widely deployed solution.