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Moving away from traditional O365 deployments and how Kingston University manages its academic software estate

Date published
Jun 18 2020
Time of the event
2:00PM - 3:00PM (GMT)
Location of the Event
Virtual event
Non-traditional Office 365 deployments AppsAnywhere SUMMIT20

When?

June 18 at 9am ET (2pm BST)

Topics

Office 365, Student Computing, AppsAnywhere

Speakers

Mark West, Senior End User Computing Solutions Engineer

Organization

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Learn how Kingston University have been able to leverage AppsAnywhere to focus IT efforts on their students more, by breaking the mold of traditional Microsoft Office 365 deployments.

In this session Mark West, Kingston's Senior End User Computing Engineer, shares how the university has changed the way it approaches traditional Office 365 deployments in light of the current situation, in a more student-driven process. Mark will also share how the IT team is using AppsAnywhere to manage their academic software titles, including his best practices, tips and tricks. 

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Part 1: A more technical snippet on how, in light of COVID-19 and remote working, Kingston have moved from a planned traditional deployment of Office 365 into leveraging AppsAnywhere to deliver a more on-demand, student-driven process.

Part 2: Mark will discuss Kingston University's process for academic software maintenance. This is a non-technical session covering process areas such as identifying key stakeholders for teaching apps, request process for updates, and how Kingston University carry out UAT testing.

This 60-minute session will cover:

  • Focus on the needs of students; on-demand access to resources!
  • Reduce image size deployment from 10 hours to 45 minutes
  • Provide 24/7 access to any application from any location
  • Save $1,200/£900 per machine in computer labs

About the speaker

Mark West is Kingston University's Senior End User Computing Solutions Engineer. With a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and more than 25 years of experience in Higher Education IT, Mark is a highly experienced technology professional. Mark has been at Kingston University sine 1995, and in that time has helped to transform the university's end user computing landscape, focusing on solutions that impact student success.

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