Making university software available off-site with the American University of Sharjah
Read more about how the American University of Sharjah credit AppsAnywhere for being able to continue delivering software and teaching during the COVID19 pandemic:
Using AppsAnywhere to leverage student-owned hardware
AppsAnywhere's context detection permits intelligent and dynamic delivery of software. AUS was able to take a logical approach to provisioning rules so the most appropriate delivery technology is automatically selected and then used to deploy software depending on the end-users current context. This makes delivering to non-managed hardware completely reliable and parallel to delivering to managed hardware in terms of student-experience.
It's been a pleasure to work with AUS over the last two years. As a front runner in the use of AppsAnywhere in the region it is encouraging to see the solutions and vision we have been working on over the last 10 years have made such a difference in these unforeseen circumstances.
Tony Austick, AppsAnywhere president and co-founder
What are the benefits of AppsAnywhere BYOD?
Making use of student-owned hardware allows IT to reduce specialist labs and therefore, the university’s hardware investments. This reduces direct spend on hardware as well as many other supporting costs, such as time spent setting up and maintaining this hardware. There will also likely be a reduction in the reliance on imaging; image building and deployment are some of the most time-consuming areas of software delivery. IT's time and budget are freed up and may be redirected to strategic projects.
Allowing students to work on their own machine, to their own schedule, and on their own terms enables them to work where they work best and with the systems they are most familiar with. Not only does this provide the best possible experience for students, digitally and otherwise, but it also increases how efficiently they can work and helps to maximize their potential, grade-wise. Better grades lead to better retention and enrolment, which allows the university to earn more revenue and continue to improve its offering.