The American University in Cairo: Enhancing the student experience with cloud technology
Essential things your institution needs to know when considering a move to the cloud
- An institutions digital transformation strategy should go beyond the IT department, but create opportunities for collaboration across all departments
- Providing a solid platform enables a better and improved over all experience for the institution and student
- Have a very strong partnership philosophy, and ensure you work with the right partner to help your institution keep pace
Dr Iman Megahed, AVP for Digital Innovation and Chief Strategy Officer, The American University in Cairo
The American University of Cairo basis its university strategic plan on five main pillars. Quality of education comes first followed by internationalisation, experience, institution effectiveness and innovation. The fundamental thing that combines all five pillars and what actually drives them is digital transformation. Through those five pillars, we built our IT roadmap and plan to move to the cloud to support and scale our digital transformation journey.
The minute we were on the cloud our teams were able to look at other things instead of worrying about operations.
We uplifted ourselves and removed all of these burdens from our IT teams and now someone else is responsible for them - and we can again - focus on the customer, the student, the faculty member and that has made us able to deliver more value and will continue to allow us to deliver value more so our teams are now actually focusing their time on what really matters.