Create Opportunities for Learning With a Mobile Campus
University and college communities are uniquely innovative and fast-moving environments. The wide variety of smartphones, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices used on campus by students and faculty create a significant opportunity for anytime, anywhere, any device learning.
At the same time, schools, colleges and universities are continually challenged to meet shifting compliance requirements, maintain security, and bridge the gap between the expectations of users and the capabilities of the institution.
As the leader in mobile communications security, BlackBerry® is uniquely positioned to enable and encourage the delivery and adoption of eLearning, teaching and administration, with controls to protect information and individual privacy.
Students Expect Mobile Learning and Remote Access to Information
16 to 24 year olds own one or more mobile device. 60% own three or more.
Post-Graduate Researchers Consider Mobility to Be Essential
25 to 34 year olds own at least one mobile device. It’s the largest consumer age group.
Mature/senior Staff Use Mobile Devices for Day-to-Day Tasks
35 to 54 year olds consume mobile data, and 50% email on mobile devices.
Schools and Colleges Need to Be Aware of Potential Risks From IoT Devices
Sam Robshaw, senior cyber security consultant at BlackBerry, explained how even something as innocuous as an IoT smart kettle could be leveraged to hack into an academic network.
Enable Collaboration While Protecting Your People, IP and Data
Whether it’s for research, assignment handling, course information, or administrative documents, a secure file sharing solution is essential to protect the data, your IP and all campus users.
BlackBerry® Workspaces offers a document-centric solution that provides secure access and collaboration across all devices. Faculty, staff and students are free to use their device of choice, from laptops to tablets to smartphones.
Intuitive ease of use is key to success. BlackBerry Workspaces delivers convenient anywhere access and collaboration on every aspect of work, study and social interaction, while your organization can truly leverage the budgetary benefits offered by BYOD.
Protect Your People in an Emergency or Outage
The safety of staff, students, community and property is paramount. It is crucial to have a solution in place so your organization can effectively respond to incidents, send alerts and critically account for your people before, during and after an event.
BlackBerry® AtHoc networked crisis communication unifies critical communications within, between and beyond the organization. By connecting people, devices and external entities, it helps to protect life and property. AtHoc is the most secure solution on the market,
- Alert faculty, staff and students of emergency campus closures due to weather, fire or other on-site issues.
- Enable two-way mass, group and individual notifications during an off-site crisis, and account for all your people’s whereabouts.
- Protect individuals and enable check-ins, even while travelling or in foreign locales, with global coverage.
Manage Your Diverse Set of Endpoints
The lines between desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, wearables and even IoT are blurring. Collectively, these endpoints make up the Enterprise of Things, and are driving new levels of transformation. Universities and colleges must evolve to manage this growing diversity of devices, while keeping information secure.
BlackBerry offers a comprehensive suite of products to manage and secure your Enterprise of Things, while protecting against data breaches and cybersecurity threats.
GDPR Readiness is Not Optional
Are you GDPR ready? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the EU will have a dramatic effect on the way organizations deal with the data of customers, employees and others. Recent studies have shown the education sector is the least prepared for the sweeping changes coming to data protection regulations in 2018. BlackBerry has a team of security and compliance specialists who are specifically responsible to assist you in this area.
When you choose BlackBerry for your secure mobility needs, you can be confident you have the right solution in place for your organization.
BlackBerry is a proud member of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA).
BlackBerry software again achieves highest scores in 6 of 6 use cases in the Gartner Critical Capabilities for High-Security Mobility Management.
Featured Case Studies
Spirit of Math® Schools Inc.
BlackBerry Workspaces provided everything we needed; Great security, excellent usability, and the ability to edit protected documents while they’re on the server. It also lets us know exactly where a document is being accessed at any given time – that logging and reporting functionality is something no one else does.President,
Spirit of Math Schools Inc.
North Hennepin Community College
The BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite saves our staff and faculty time while keeping sensitive data secure and maintaining user privacy. Full-time faculty say working on a tablet with BlackBerry Work frees up 5 to 7 hours weekly – they can grade assignments whenever they have a spare moment.Information Technology Specialist,
North Hennepin Community College
Knowing that the BlackBerry AtHoc solution we have in place is used by US and Australian Defence Forces gives us peace of mind, but better still, we found the ease of deployment, ongoing management, scalability and multiplatform reach enables the university to keep our staff and students safe – 24/7.Campus Security Manager,
Property, Macquarie University
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