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IBM SoftLayer and Kasbah Systems Software Help Universities Improve Education Management in the Cloud


Bangalore - 17 Dec 2013: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Kasbah Systems Software, an Indian information technology (IT) company and IBM are teaming to help universities better manage services for students and improve the overall education experience through cloud-based analytics. 

Kasbah Systems has selected IBM SoftLayer to host its Genius University Management System (Genius UMS), an innovative cloud based integrated administration and management solution that consists of various fully independent functional modules, starting from admission to graduation. It has been designed to increase the efficiency of the departments in the university and provide online information to the management, staff and students. Genius UMS allows universities to create a more structured organization, increases the transaction handling capacity and improves the system of internal control. 

India has more than 600 universities and 33,000 colleges, with an estimated enrollment of 27.5 million students in higher education each year. With an increasing student base and demand for better educational programs, institutions are looking for ways to improve their operational efficiency and academic performance.

Kasbah Systems Software specializes in IT services, tech consulting and product development. To address the growing need of higher educational institutions, the company developed the Genius UMS solution build on IBM SoftLayer that provides Web based information services to students and the teachers, management, and staff members that work to ensure the optimal experience at each step in their development from admissions to graduation. In addition, the solution features various modules to analyze different aspects of educational management, including assessment, examination, attendance, and accounting.

To offer more agility and speed, Kasbah System Software relies on IBM’s high value SoftLayer cloud capabilities to host its Genius UMS on cloud. Genius UMS requires a significant level of computing resources and scale to analyze massive amount of data created in the institutions.

IBM SoftLayer fulfills the requirement by providing high performance server on demand, along with required speed to analyze the data in real-time. This offering seamlessly integrates with the existing infrastructure as well as offers services across public, private and hybrid cloud models, depending on the university.

“Indian educational system is undergoing transformation and is at the forefront of adopting new technologies to impart better education. 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. IBM’s SoftLayer cloud helps us make Genius UMS more cost effective and easy to implement and use,” said S. Rajiv, Executive Director of Kasbah Systems Software.

“With SoftLayer, IBM is focused on providing higher value and delivering unmatched expertise and capabilities to help clients tackle industry specific challenges with cloud. We are excited with this engagement with Kasbah System Software to offer an innovative solution to cater to the growing needs of students and educational institutions of this country,” said Vamsicharan Mudiam, Country Manager – Cloud Solutions, IBM India South Asia. 

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Raghavendra Ramesh (Raghu)
IBM External Relations
+91 98800 36100
raghu.rags@in.ibm.com

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