Aerohive has announced two new artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to help universities reach their maximum networking potential.
Demands on higher education networks have skyrocketed as current and incoming students use more personal devices than ever before. According to the Pew Research Center, 53 percent of students use tablets and 94 percent of college-age students have a cell phone.
Universities are finding digital signage and interactive whiteboards to be a helpful tool in engaging students in new and creative ways.
While using a digital whiteboard has many of the same benefits of a traditional one, professors and students are excited at the extra benefits, including video conferencing, collaboration and content sharing, according to Phil Hill, a founder of the higher education consultancy MindWires.
The University of Washington is leveraging IoT for better energy efficiency, in part through its Compliance IoT Risk Mitigation Task Force, co-chaired by Chuck Benson, assistant director for IT, facilities services.
“We were spending about a million dollars a month on electricity, but we didn’t have the detailed information we needed to closely manage consumption,” says Norm Menter, energy resource conservation manager, facilities services.
A recent report from CDW•G demonstrates the need for institutions to continue to bang the drum about security awareness to ensure users are equally vested in safeguarding data. The findings show that 76 percent of students admit to engaging in risky behavior while connected to their institution’s network.
The infographic report, "Securing Higher Education – It Takes Two" found the following:
Overall enrollment for higher education institutions might be on the decline, but science, technology, engineering and mathematics are on the rise.
In recent years, universities have embraced technology as a way to connect with nontraditional students and expand learning beyond the campus. These efforts seemed to have worked.