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Lightspeed SystemsBased in Austin, Texas, Lightspeed Systems provides software tools that help schools prevent inappropriate content from reaching students. The company wanted to enhance its products’ ability to identify adult or racy images on websites, so it started using Content Moderator from Microsoft. Lightspeed found it easy to incorporate the Image Moderation API into its existing products, and those products now do a better job determining whether websites contain images that are inappropriate for a school environment.
Broadclyst Community Primary SchoolBroadclyst Community Primary School has used digital technologies to transform the entire educational process for its students, teachers, and staff. The school has deployed Surface Pro 4 devices and other Microsoft technologies to create more engaging classrooms, facilitated communication between all members of the school community, and give students the real-world skills they need to excel in academics and future careers.
Bar-Ilan UniversityAs part of an experiment into crypto analysis, Bar Ilan researchers were required to run a Linux based computation process that would process 128,000 requests per second for a two week period. The customer estimated that capacity for 5,000 cores was required which led them to leverage HPC capabilities in the cloud to make this experiment practical. Microsoft Azure was selected due to market leading Linux HPC performance, consistency and high availability. With the Azure Batch service running Linux on Azure, researchers were able to define Azure’s computational resources and execute this research in parallel and at scale.
Catholic District School Board Of Eastern OntarioThe Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario had the technology to help its students grow and learn. It had the devices, too. What it couldn’t provide was adequate connections for students or teachers across its 12,000-square-kilometer jurisdiction. In 2013, the board began a journey to a more reliable, more productive hybrid-cloud environment. Now teachers have the tools to teach and inspire, and students are more connected to school, each other, and their futures.
Republic PolytechnicRepublic Polytechnic aims to provide a technologically up-to-date learning environment that supports self-paced, individualized education. The institute replaced an aging learning management system (LMS) composed of multiple disconnected components with a new LMS built on Microsoft Office 365. The new system, LEO 2.0, centralizes all education-related data and functionality, making it easier for lecturers, students, and administrators to access the information and features they need to succeed in their roles.
Nayland CollegeNayland College was using Google Apps for Education to reduce the need for on-premises servers and software, but the solution was not meeting its needs. So the school chose to migrate to Microsoft Office 365. The new software was so well received by staff and students that the migration finished well ahead of schedule. The school now has access to a powerful suite of teaching and learning tools, and it saved $150,000 (NZD) on hardware. Microsoft partner pcMedia facilitated the migration with its cloud and education expertise.
San Joaquin Valley CollegeEstablished in 1977 in Visalia, California, San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) is a for-profit junior college with 15 campuses, an online division, and more than 20 certificate and associate of science degree programs in multiple disciplines. To gain better uptime and simplify IT management, SJVC decided to move its learning management system and other infrastructure from on-premises to Microsoft Azure and Office 365. With help from Microsoft FastTrack, SJVC transformed its technology environment within six months and continues to innovate.
Tokyo University of TechnologyTokyo University of Technology was established in 1986 as an engineering college, and it has since evolved into a science and technology university with six undergraduate departments, a graduate school, and research laboratories. Always on the leading edge, it created the first programs in media and bionics in Japan. The university’s hope is to develop useful workers all over the world who contribute to industry and society. Tokyo University of Technology implemented Microsoft Azure on its campus Emergency News Site and intranet portal, allowing both sites to run steadily even during a natural disaster.
International Christian UniversityInternational Christian University (ICU) was established as Japan’s first College of Liberal Arts, and it was the first Japanese university to be given the title “International.” With roots in the Christian philosophy, the university’s mission is to contribute to lasting world peace through the education of talented, internationally cultured individuals who serve God and mankind. It is known for its impressive student-teacher ratio, boasting 160 professors to its 3,000 students. To modernize its internal site, upgrade its content management system (CMS), eliminate file-sharing issues, boost security, and more, the IT Center at ICU deployed a solution that included Microsoft Azure, WordPress, KUSANAGI for Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft Office 365.
Kokugakuin UniversityEstablished in 1882, Kokugakuin University was one of the first private universities to gain legal approval in Japan. Through education and research, the university hopes to create global citizens by deepening its students’ understanding of both Japan and the rest of the world. From an IT standpoint, Kokugakuin University has long relied on Microsoft software. This includes Windows Server with Hyper-V that runs on the many campus servers it uses to create virtual environments, as well as the Microsoft Office Suite that students and teachers rely on. The university runs WordPress on those servers, but security became an issue when that content management system proved vulnerable. University IT staff and faculty turned to Prime Strategy and its solution that combines Microsoft Azure and KUSANAGI for Microsoft Azure.