The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania combines the intimacy of highly-selective graduate and undergraduate programs with the dynamism, resources, and personnel of a major research institute.
Researchers capture social media data analysis; IT eliminates downtime to support 24/7 research projects.
Sr Director of IT Services, Tejash Patel, explains how leveraging converged infrastructure allowed the school to give time back to students, teachers, and IT staff.
“ Our faculty and students conduct research that demands huge IT resources. With Vblock Systems, we're meeting our big data research needs quickly and efficiently. We also can deliver resources on the fly, which is essential to serving the constantly changing world of communication research. ”
— TEJASH PATEL, SENIOR DIRECTOR, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, SCHOOL OF NURSING (FORMERLY IT DIRECTOR, ENTERPRISE INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES, ANNENBERG SCHOOL FOR COMMUNICATION), UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA