Competition is fierce in higher education to attract the most talented students. Prospects expect campuses to be digitally connected, which has led to an explosion in EdTech investments – Gartner predicts EdTech spending to surpass $38 billion globally this year.

At the same time, colleges and universities have increasingly become prominent targets for hackers, leading higher ed CIOs to place even greater emphasis on IT security. As higher ed leaders strive to strike a balance between providing leading-edge technology resources and ensuring the safety of campus-wide data, Kaseya®, the leading provider of complete IT management solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), and TeamDynamix, a cloud-based work management software provider for higher education, have partnered to provide a comprehensive, integrated solution to streamline endpoint management and security for higher education institutions.

Strict compliance requirements for HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) and PII (Personally Identifiable Information) also add to the complexities of campus-wide systems management. “Immaturity in service management will not result in one pain – rather, it will create a chaotic environment for the entire institution,” explains Barry Cousins, senior director, InfoTech. “As the higher ed community looks to move up the maturity scale, investing in endpoint management for improved compliance and control will become a core component of their strategy.”

“Supporting new technologies, while also safeguarding against cyberattacks, increases the strain on already limited IT resources in higher education,” said Andrew Graf, vice president, sales support and customer success for TeamDynamix. “In light of these mounting pressures, our customers turned to us to find them the right solution that would deliver an integrated approach to endpoint management. This is what we have done by integrating the TDX Platform with Kaseya VSA™.”

By leveraging the integrated capabilities of Kaseya VSA and the TDX Platform, higher education institutions can now:
• Proactively monitor and immediately receive notifications about system issues
• React quickly to open tickets with the help of enhanced systems visibility for technicians
• Deliver faster response times to repair and remediate issues
• Access a single systems and service management solution catered to meet the specific needs of colleges and universities

“To meet today’s complex requirements for both students and employees to have enhanced digital experiences from any device, colleges and universities need to be smarter about their IT investments. Not only are they responsible for empowering learning, but they must also mitigate operational, reputational, and cybersecurity risk,” said Mike Puglia, chief product officer, Kaseya. “Kaseya’s partnership with TeamDynamix allows higher ed institutions to successfully navigate this time of transformation and adapt so that they can maintain their competitive edge without sacrificing security or accountability.”

Kaseya and TeamDynamix are exhibitors at the 2016 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, being held Oct. 25th, through the 28th in Anaheim, CA. Visit Kaseya (Booth #1478) and TeamDynamix (Booth #201) to learn more about the partnership and integrated endpoint management solution available now to colleges and universities.

For more information about Kaseya helps higher education IT leaders , visit http://www.kaseya.com/how-we-help/it-management-education.

For more information on Team Dynamix and the TDX Platform, visit www.teamdynamix.com.

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