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Imperial College London's journey to student BYOD and open-access computing clusters with AppsAnywhere

Date published
Jun 17 2020
Time of the event
2:00PM - 3:00PM (GMT)
Location of the Event
Virtual event
Imperial College London AppsAnywhere journey SUMMIT20


June 17 at 9am ET (2pm BST)


BYOD, Labs, End User Computing, AppsAnywhere


Neil Hanham, End User Computing Team Lead


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Learn how Imperial College London have made the journey to student BYOD, including how IT were able to repurpose lab square footage and enable open-access learning areas.

In this session, Imperial College London's End User Computing expert Neil Hanham discusses why and how the university made the move to student BYOD, and what this has meant for the students and student outcomes.

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By enabling on-demand access to academic software anywhere and anytime, Imperial have been able to repurpose dedicated computer lab space into open-access learning areas. This has meant that students can use any managed campus device, and their own BYO devices, to access software anywhere on and off campus.

Thanks to this flexible approach to delivering academic software, Imperial College London have also been able to reduce and repurpose dedicated computer lab space in the heart of the UK's capital; one of the most expensive real estate markets on the planet!

This session will cover:

  • The steps to, and challenges faced in, enabling BYOD
  • Why their previous approaches couldn't achieve BYOD
  • The benefits and reasons behind reducing lab square footage
  • Using AppsAnywhere to deliver software on-demand
  • Putting students first in your End User Computing strategy

About the speaker

Neil Hanham, Imperial College London

Neil Hanham is a passionate and well-respected Microsoft Certified IT professional with extensive experience in successfully managing the development, delivery, and support of Windows client systems and applications to a variety of stakeholders and end-users. Neil's versatile and adaptable approach, along with his broad appreciation of the wider world of enterprise IT, gives him unique insight into the world of end-user computing.

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