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Education Services Insight- Seamless Access to Resources

  
Insight:    Enterprise Architecture driven solution to provide seamless access to resources for students, faculty, and staff via one point of entry on the web. 
  

  
Education Industry is becoming more and more competitive and Universities around the world are thinking about innovative ways to attract Students and Good Quality Staff. For a University, Architecture plays a major role in distinguishing itself as a recognized provider of academic excellence and leader in the use of information technology.

A major University in the Middle East realised that there is a need for an online portal as a solution to provide seamless access to resources for students, faculty, and staff via one point of entry on the web, resolve the issue of frustrating stakeholders from logging to different systems, and collect all desired information in one place saving time and effort.

There was no existing integration approach and no single place to collect the whole web services and not all the systems on the web were available to the University community. Prior to this initiative, there was no integration at third party (API) level with outside systems such as email and the calendar.

The Online Portal benefited the University ecosystem by providing the following facilities:




  

There was no existing integration approach and no single place to collect the whole web services and not all the systems on the web were available to the University community. 

User dashboard containing personal Calendar,
University News and Announcements, User Profile and latest blogs.
Administrative and academic transactions.
University Social Media.
User tasks
Attendance status
University library
Email
Courses Information
FAQ.
Student CV
Forms.
Shared Drive
Online portal as a solution to provide seamless access to resources for students, faculty, and staff. 
How to support the strategic goals of the institution with a Service Catalog that addresses the needs of the University community
How to maintain learning environments that are able to cope with increasingly diverse contents, tools and technologies.
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