SunGard, Dell discuss technology at Gitex
Dubai, October 25, 2009
SunGard Higher Education, a global leader in software solutions and technology management for higher institutions, and Dell recently hosted a roundtable discussion for top thinkers on technology for education at the Gitex expo.
The roundtable addressed crucial topics in technology for education, including learning management systems, e-learning initiatives in the Middle East, and high performance clustering.
Mathew Boice, general manager, EMEA, SunGard Higher Education, and Josh Claman, vice president, EMEA, public sector, Dell, hosted the event on October 20.
"Global information technology trends are dictating the pace of progression in higher education today; leading universities and colleges are looking to technology solutions to help create digital learning environments that enable collaboration, provide better administrative services as well as deliver 24/7 access to campus resources," Boice stated.
"SunGard Higher Education and Dell have a common vision to help higher education institutions keep pace with the ever evolving global technology landscape," he added.
Dell is currently collaborating with SunGard Higher Education in a Unified Digital Campus (UDC) Test Centre. The Test Centre is a state-of-the-art facility designed to simulate real-world higher education technology environments in the use of integrated and proven applications on a single platform, for institutions of all sizes and types.
SunGard Higher Education provides one of the world’s most widely-used collegiate administrative suites of student, financial aid, human resources, finance, and advancement systems.
Claman from Dell said: "The core mandate of this roundtable is for participants to emerge better informed with a fresh perspective on using cutting-edge technology solutions to transform their institutions into world class learning environments."
"This is exactly what the region requires to advance its quest for knowledge economies. Our relationship with unGard Higher Education creates a viable synergy that helps universities and colleges provide the best education experiences to their constituencies."
"The UDC Test Centre we have created in collaboration with SunGard Higher Education helps institutions to make smart technology investments and lower their total cost of ownership," he added-TradeArabia News Service