Microsoft clinches deal with The Emirates Academy

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management has rolled out a comprehensive technology solution from Microsoft as part of its efforts to create an effective learning foundation for the UAE's aspiring hospitality students.

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By  Vijaya Cherian Published  July 27, 2003

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management has rolled out a comprehensive technology solution from Microsoft to enhance its training methodology. The project is part of the Academy’s efforts to create an effective learning foundation for UAE’s aspiring hospitality professionals.

“Technology has been our constant driver and has kept us ahead of the times. In order to maintain this rapid growth and boost our educational offerings, we have implemented state-of-the-art technologies from Microsoft,” says Floor Bleeker, director of Information Technology, The Emirates Academy. “This deployment will demonstrate to our students and faculty how technology can be leveraged to help them with their daily academic endeavors.”

The solution will enable students, faculty and staff of the academy to access the institution’s network and carry out numerous tasks within a secure environment. Teachers will be able to update courses, check e-mails and contact colleagues or students; they will also be able to conduct ‘virtual classrooms’ with students anywhere in the world. Students in turn, will be able to check e-mails, grades and course materials and also avail of integrated services such as virtual phone and fax number.

The IT infrastructure at The Emirates Academy, which is built on Microsoft solutions, includes Windows SharePoint Server, Internet Security and Acceleration Server, a firewall solution from Microsoft. The entire solution runs on Windows Server 2003.

“This deployment reiterates our commitment to our students and faculty. The Emirates Academy is now a technology showcase for the entire hospitality industry in the Middle East region,” adds Bleeker.

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