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Proact Higher Education

Proact Higher Education Solutions helps providers drive improved staff and student outcomes, by delivering highly available and secure data that can be accessed anywhere. 

Welcome to Proact Higher Ed Solutions

Every day we speak to leaders within the Higher Education sector about their challenges in keeping up with day-to-day demands, while also driving forward digital transformation. Read below the key challenges that we see are critical in universities achieving digital and modern IT.

Equity in Blended Learning

Ensuring equitable access to technology and resources for all students, whilst adapting teaching methods to engage students in both person and online learning environments.

Building a Digital Future

Adapting to rapidly changing technologies, while addressing issues related to data privacy, security, and ethical considerations.

Enabling Your Workforce

Tackling obstacles to leverage IT and enable staff deliver better outcomes for students.

Research Data

Securing and facilitating access to research data is vital for propelling knowledge forward, fostering fruitful collaboration, and creating a positive societal impact.

Success & Sustainability

Keeping up with changing technology and ensuring that the IT infrastructure is both secure and reliable, whilst maintaining a low carbon footprint.

Understanding Data Silos

Eliminating barriers in information sharing between departments to further drive overall efficiency and productivity.

Why Proact?

Collaborating with higher education is part of our core identity. With over 25 years of experience, we understand the challenges faced by universities, both strategically and operationally, and their impact on society.

We offer tailored solutions and technical expertise to facilitate lasting transformations in the way universities function. Our belief is that academic professionals should have secure access to data necessary for their job, wherever they are, to improve student outcomes and success.

Through our portfolio of technology solutions, we enhance higher education services in storing, protecting, and adding value to their data. We can also assist in defining the best IT infrastructure and cloud strategy to meet current challenges and plan for the future. Wherever you are on your digitalisation journey, we can assist you in propelling your organisation forward through the implementation of innovative technologies and tailored solutions.

#ThePowerOfData and #ThePowerOfTogether.

As we grow, we can choose from any public and private cloud provider and easily move workloads from cloud to cloud.”

Success & Sustainability

Like most organisations, Universities also have a responsibility to reduce their environmental impact and contribute to global efforts to mitigate climate change. IT infrastructure and operations can have a significant carbon footprint, and by implementing sustainable practices and technologies, we can help you reduce energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste.

Sustainability in IT is increasingly becoming a key factor in attracting and retaining students and staff who are environmentally conscious and seek to be associated with institutions that prioritise sustainability.

We enable all our customers to adopt sustainable IT Solutions through:

Our Solutions

Throughout the years, we have crafted tailored solutions and offered our specialised knowledge to assist universities in achieving enduring changes in their operational methods.

A Trusted Advisor for Higher Education

Small footprint & big possibilities thanks to game -changing storage solution.

Presented with the challenges of an ageing spinning disk storage system, which included escalating maintenance costs and increasing failure rates, the University of Bath instigated a Proof of Concept (PoC) to make sure it found abest-fit storage solution. Wanting to explore the options that were available on the market, and what different platforms had to offer, the university called in Proact to gather together solutions from a range of vendors.

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A lesson in collaboration – how Durham University and Proact delivered a more intelligent way to store data.

Faced with an ageing storage infrastructure, Durham University searched for and found a more cost-effective option. When this failed to deliver the required results, Proact worked with the university to develop a storage
solution that enables Durham to store its data in a more intelligent way, to meet both its performance and its cost targets.

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Empowering Growth: Scalable, Sustainable, and Cost -effective IT Solution

The aging NetApp Flexpod system neared its end-of-life, risking operational disruptions. Tight budgets strained research endeavours, while space constraints demanded a compact, hybrid-ready solution. Reliability worries and the university’s Netzero 2040 goal fuelled the demand for energy-efficient upgrades. Amid exponential data growth, robust data management strategies were imperative. A holistic approach was vital to fortify IT resilience and prepare for the future effectively.

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Get ready to transform

Are you ready to transform? Our experts will work with you and your team to find and implement the best solutions to suit your needs.

Providing data governance across your entire data estate with Data Sense.

Discover, Analyse, and Document Structured and Unstructured Data, whether Stored in the Cloud or On-Premises.

For your FREE 1tb trial and proof of concept please contact us.

Cloud Transformation Audit

Wherever you are on your cloud journey, we can assist you in propelling your institution forward through the power of data. Free of charge professional services funding.

Workplace Transformation Assessment

Supporting your transformation to a modern workspace solution to drive employee experience, increase security and simplify IT Operations.


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