Smart Campus Strategy
It has had many names and come in many forms. Intelligent Buildings. Digital Transformation. We use the term Smart Campus. Its benefits – considerable and tantalising – are also beginning to be understood by universities. It has tempted many within the marketplace to believe and promote the idea that making it a reality will be straightforward. It won’t be.
“The exciting part of a Smart Campus Strategy is in imagining the user experiences of the future and articulating the vision. But knowing the route to your destination requires knowing the starting point. Understanding the university’s current estate helps to ground the vision in reality.”
Many factors – myriad stakeholder interests, fragmentation of the smart marketplace, the prioritisation of ‘smart PR’ over feasible solutions – contribute to this complexity. But they are surmountable.
PTS believes that by fully appreciating the nature of these challenges, and taking a measured, informed and independent approach, universities will be able to reap the benefits long-promised by the marketing.
Asking the right questions
Our Smart Campus Strategy brochure aims to show higher education institutions how to do this by following a clearly defined approach, in order to turn the ‘visionary’ into a reality. We guide you through the following questions:
What is a Smart Campus?
How will it improve the campus experience?
Where is your university on its journey?
Who needs to be involved?
Why should universities be interested?
When do we need to act?