Qatar varsity implements key MS solutions
Doha, November 21, 2011
Qatar University said it has implemented a wide range of Microsoft solutions to enhance the educational experience for its 10,000 students and 1,600 faculty and staff.
These solutions are an integral part in helping the university to facilitate operational efficiencies and optimizing its IT infrastructure to meet its increased requirements and support its future growth plans
The university has implemented Windows 7 Enterprise Operating System across its computing infrastructure, which has helped staff and students be more productive in addition to enhancing desktop security, and reducing IT costs.
Qatar University is also using the Microsoft Office 2010 suite to provide a more efficient way to manage and organize communications and work collaboratively across its user community.
It has also deployed Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization technology in a private cloud environment to provide virtual desktops for students in or outside the university, the Microsoft said in a statement.
By upgrading to Exchange Server 2010, Qatar University has given its students, faculty, and staff more flexible, reliable communications capabilities with a better email experience, it added.
By virtualizing servers, we have managed to reduce hardware costs by over 30 per cent, said Saeed Al-Athba, chief information officer, Qatar University.
“Our objective was to achieve a dynamic, secure, and scalable computing infrastructure that responds to our expanding needs and provides the best educational experience possible,' he noted.
'The out-of-box integration of Microsoft solutions has helped us develop a secure and easy–to-use computing environment.With the help of Microsoft, we have also establisheda solid foundation for future technology projects in addition to reducing licensing and support costs,' he added.
Naim Yazbeck, country manager, Microsoft Qatar said, “We are delighted to be working with Qatar University to deliver a superior computing infrastructure for their diverse needs.”
'Through our integrated desktop, communication and collaboration tools, we want to use ICT as a tool to empower students and teachers and transform the educational environment across Qatar University,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service