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Malaysian Universities Adopt Cloud-Based Administration System
- By Dian Schaffhauser
A new university management system developed by an Indian software company is helping to power institutional operations for a number of Malaysian schools. Kasbah Systems Software has introduced Genius University Management System (GUMS) Lite, which consists of modules for management of student admission, courses, attendance, assessments and exams, student accounting, and self-service for students and staff.
It has been used by International Islamic University Malaysia; the Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology, University of Malaya, International Medical University, and Universiti Putra Malaysia.
The application suite is cloud based. It runs on the IBM SoftLayer, acquired by IBM earlier this year. SoftLayer is part of IBM's cloud services division and consists of virtual servers, remote storage, and a delivery network that allows organizations to set up on-demand, self-managed infrastructure services.
The Indian educational system is undergoing transformation and "is at the forefront of adopting new technologies to impart better education," said S. Rajiv, executive director of Kasbah Systems. "As a developer of innovative solutions for the educational industry, we needed higher value cloud capabilities to further enhance our offering that were reliable and enabled us to scale in a secure environment. The IBM SoftLayer cloud helps us make [GUMS Lite] more cost effective and easy to implement and use."
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.