Technology has been entering the classroom at such a rapid pace that IT infrastructures are struggling to keep up. The use of interactive presentations, apps, videos, graphics and other audio visual elements have proven to be an effective and engaging way for students and teachers to learn but they can cause bottlenecks and network downtime.
Colleges and higher education have an additional set of challenges. Networks can easily be tested by users connecting to the internet on any number of devices at massive degrees. With the rapid rise of virtual and online classes and lectures, any disruption or traffic spikes can lead to students being unable to submit assignments or accessing course material.