ITS holds forum on Higher Education IT issues

Forum with EMC and Open University focused on managing Big Data in education sector

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ITS holds forum on Higher Education IT issues Universities need to use technology to enable distance learning, said Al-Saeid.
By  Mark Sutton Published  August 8, 2012

International Turnkey Systems (ITS) Group, and EMC Corporation, have hosted a forum on information management and storage issues for the education sector.

The ‘Enterprise Seminar for Higher Education' in Abu Dhabi focused on how education establishments can tackle growing volumes of data drawn from different sources, and manage them through technologies such as EMC's Documentum.

The forum also included a presentation of a case study by the UK's Open University distance learning

"EMC was proud to participate in this joint event in Abu Dhabi together with ITS and are pleased that the higher education sector can truly benefit from these solutions. Our client, Open University, came from the United Kingdom to share its experience with us at the seminar," said Alessio Gallo, EMC IIG, regional vice president EMEA. "We hope that all attendees appreciated this productive presentation and discussion."

"Students and faculty today look to enrol in universities that embrace high technology to enable distance learning and teaching. Achieving such levels of interactivity will determine the competitiveness of universities going forward and act as the catalyst for attracting students and educators alike," said Khaled Faraj Al-Saeid, ITS managing director and general manager.

"The event showcased how universities could streamline their education content processes with EMC Documentum xCP2 and was a platform for them to meet and network with their peers," he added.

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