The rise of ‘as a service’ model

As the world becomes more digitally reliant, businesses and institutions are embracing innovative approaches like never before, in order to meet the evolving needs of users. One such transformative trend is the growing adoption of the as-a-service (aaS) model.

Here are just a few ways to harness the power of a platinum standard aaS model, empowering you to future proof your IT environment and get ahead of the game.

Reinforced compliance and security

Amidst a maze of complex rules and regulations in terms of collecting, using and storing data, it’s crucial to have 100% control over integration, access and protection. This calls for a clever combination of failproof IT solutions that uphold compliance and legal requirements.

To this end, an elite aaS model brings with it the benefit of automation. So, you can wave goodbye to manual updates that are prone to human error, giving you greater peace of mind. What’s more, it reduces maintenance costs, and frees you up to put your time and energy into your core functions and students.

Value richness of optimised resources

Cost-effectiveness and resource optimisation are essential considerations for educational institutions. The aaS model represents significant value, by reducing your hardware and software investment, which ultimately equips you to:

  • Allocate resources more efficiently
  • Invest strategically
  • Ensure a sustainable and scalable IT ecosystem
  • Maximise the value of bundled automatic updates, security enhancements and technical support


That said, you could end up paying more than you’d expect or need to for unnecessary data housing or replication. So, it’s advisable to work with a specialist provider that fully understand your needs and your industry.

Breaking through traditional barriers

In the traditional IT landscape, you might be facing typical challenges, such as:

  • Limited resources
  • Lack of skillsets
  • Restricted access
  • Outdated infrastructure

Now, aaS models are revolutionising the way IT is delivered. This is achieved by leveraging the cloud to access a vast array of services, applications, and resources, without the need for a heavy on-premise infrastructure. And greater accessibility ensures that users (can connect, collaborate and learn from anywhere, advancing beyond traditional barriers of time and space.

It’s clear the ongoing ascent of the aaS model is transforming the present and future the workplace and learning. By leveraging it, you too can transcend traditional obstacles, unlock new capabilities, enhance the user experience, optimise resources and embrace accelerated agility.

At Academia, we’re the trusted market-leading IT partner to over 2,000 customers. We specialise in a range of aaS and managed services that enable you to respond quickly and efficiently to emerging trends and demands.

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