Virtual management

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management rolls out IT system to allow online lessons.

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By  Shilpa Mathai Published  July 27, 2003

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management is going ‘virtual’ with the rollout of a new IT system based on Microsoft’s Server 2003. The system will allow the faculty to conduct virtual classrooms with students anywhere in the world.

The Academy, which is part of Jumeirah International, is the first major academy in the Middle East to provide university accredited courses in tourism and hospitality management. For the bachelor’s degree, students have the opportunity to spend a year at the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne in Switzerland.

The new IT infrastructure will allow the Academy’s students, faculty and staff to securely access the institution’s network and carry out various tasks. For instance, teachers will be able to update courses, hold online teaching sessions, and contact colleagues.

“Technology has been our constant driver and has kept us ahead of the times. This deployment will demonstrate to our students and faculty how technology can be leveraged to help them with their daily academic endeavours,” said Floor Bleeker, director of information technology for the Emirates Academy.

The IT infrastructure includes Microsoft’s Windows SharePoint Server, Internet Security and Acceleration Server, a firewall solution from Microsoft.

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