Computers have formed part of educational institutions for decades. Computer Aided Instruction was
widely accepted in schools in the 1980s. Today, computers have become the sole medium of instruction and multiple Classroom Management Solutions are used by schools to educate students.
In addition to being a medium of instruction, computers are used for collaboration as well. Large
computer labs have been set up in schools to broadcast instructions from the teacher as well as
for student-teacher and student-student collaboration. Since the computer is the sole medium of
instruction, it is critical to have 100% computer uptime.
The increase in the number of computers have increased the workload of IT administrators who are
already facing the pressure of huge budget cuts from the government.
This white paper talks about the various challenges faced by the IT administrators in education and
recommendations to overcome them.