Gems, Aruba team up for Wi-Fi initiative
Dubai, March 4, 2013
Gems Education, an international K-12 education company based in Dubai, has teamed up with Aruba Networks, to install a wireless network solution across all their schools in order to implement a BYOD (bring your own device) initiative.
The move to a more technology-enriched environment makes Gems the first education group in the region to adopt BYOD across all its schools in the UAE, a statement from the company said.
Through this partnership Aruba will provide Gems with reliable and scalable wireless access for all its students and teachers. They will have secured Wi-Fi coverage to access the school network and internet.
Aruba will use its ClearPass Access Management Solution to ensure a wide variety and quantity of devices that students and teachers will bring, including smart phones, tablets and wireless enabled e-readers, will be accommodated within the network installed. This solution will also help to accommodate the wireless access needs of guests visiting the schools.
Hervé Marchet, group chief technology officer, Gems Education, said: “It is of utmost importance that platforms of knowledge and learning must move with the times and be updated on the current and upcoming technological trends.”
“BYOD introduces more innovative and interactive methods that open up ground for more unique methods of teaching and learning in Gems Schools, using the devices that students have constant access to these days.”
“Hence, why we need to equip our students and faculty alike to adopt and prepare for these changes that affect the ways of teaching and learning on a daily basis. From an organisation point of view, adopting a BYOD solution also proves to be extremely cost effective and the solutions proposed by Aruba Networks will help us to implement BYOD in Gems Schools in an efficient manner,” Marchet added.
Zeeshan Hadi, territory manager for UAE at Aruba Networks, said: “We are pleased to be part of Gems initiative that embraces tools like Aruba Clearpass to make education more interactive and takes education to the devices the students are familiar with and use even at their homes. Aruba delivers a comprehensive solution to enable BYOD and ensures that the solution is secure and easy to use by students and the employees.” – TradeArabia News Service