Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Galaxy Backbone commits to deploying education cloud, partners Vice Chancellors

Galaxy Backbone has reiterated its commitment to ensure that Nigerian Universities join the fray of cloud users as it partners Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian universities, reports ITRealms.

This, ITRealms reports would enable the leveraging its suite of cloud applications which can be accessed over the internet or Galaxy Backbone’s fibre and terrestrial wide area network. 

The partnership ITRealms gathered was one of the major outcomes at the Annual Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU) Conference held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State recently. 

The Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone Ltd, Mr. Yusuf Kazaure who was represented by the Group Head, Business Development, Galaxy Backbone Ltd, Nneka Nwobi shared their excitement over the collaboration with AVCNU.

“We are excited that the shift from traditional software models to the Internet has steadily gained momentum over the last 10 years. As a leading ICT infrastructure and services company in Nigeria, we believe that the next decade of cloud computing promises new ways to collaborate everywhere and empower Nigerian Universities with the technology platform to compete in a global world” he said.

He explained that the key components of Galaxy Education Cloud include nationwide, dedicated institution management systems, a robust, personalized platform for student administration, access to nationwide fiber backbone with special discounts for higher education and dedicated online collaboration spaces for VCs and faculty with secure access control. 

Equally, Malam Yusuf said that as a key technology partner, Galaxy will ensure high-speed connectivity links to all institutional partners as well as provide capacity-building activities for university personnel. 

Galaxy Backbone boss further said that universities are critical stakeholders in preparing the future workforce and that there was need for meaningful and robust engagement between the Gown and Town so that outputs from the ivory towers would meet the needs of the industries.

He urged the university authorities on the need to embrace requisite technologies and digitization of records across universities which would open plethora of opportunities that would drive internally generated revenues (IGRs) that are essential for entrenching universities autonomy.

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