Education Leadership Needs an IT Infrastructure That is Secure, Stable and Modern: Microsoft 365
“Now, the university’s IT specialists can focus on priority projects, rather than waste time on supporting the existing IT infrastructure. The user-friendly Exchange Online mail system has already been highly appreciated by the university staff and students.”
Deputy Managing Director, IT Systems Department, Satbayev University, Kazakhstan
Satbayev University is the oldest and one of the most prestigious
polytechnical schools in Kazakhstan. For over 80 years, the
university has been synonymous with technological progress
and leadership in innovation. The university incorporates ten
institutes and 32 departments and provides instruction in three
languages. Being an institute of higher education serves as an
impetus to improve training methods, facilities, as well as internal
Solution: Migration from IBM Lotus system on Microsoft Exchange, implementation of Microsoft 365 for faculty
In pursuing the Digital Kazakhstan government program, the
university decided to completely reorganize its IT infrastructure
by replacing outdated software, services, and applications and
setting up a new Microsoft 365 platform-based infrastructure,
which should provide stable educational foundations. This provides
ongoing opportunities for teachers and students to structure
the teaching and learning process, as well as encourages
creativity and teamwork.
Based on a thorough analysis and in-depth discussions, IT staff of Satbayev University decided to team up with SoftwareONE Kazakhstan, which met the price and quality expectation. Following an assessment to determine the current state of the IT infrastructure, SoftwareONE prepared a system implementation plan. In the first step, the basic infrastructure was prepared for the setup of Microsoft 365:
It developed structure of new centralized Active Directory catalog, suitable for migration from IBM Lotus/ Domino and corresponding current corporate structure
A new Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 mail system was introduced; correspondence from the previous IBM Lotus/ Domino system was migrated
IT staff can focus on deploying MS Azure and Office365 services with developing the new IT infrastructure, rather than waste time supporting the existing systems
The Exchange Server mail system has proved to be extremely user-friendly.
Satbayev University sets the pace for all educational facilities in Kazakhstan and remains the leader both in the field of educational techniques and processes as well as the development of IT infrastructure as a key platform for teachers and students.
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