The use of online media is growing in the education and government sectors.
Many higher education institutions are tapping into the power of rich media on their websites. They're creating e-learning forums and marketing videos, they're streaming coverage of sports and special events, and they're using social media outlets to promote student interaction. The majority of colleges and universities now offer online courses, and some are achieving great success with degree programs offered exclusively online. And this trend is no longer limited to higher education. High schools and even elementary schools are finding value in integrating rich media into their websites for marketing, fundraising, tutoring and parent involvement efforts.
Likewise, the government's use of rich media is on the rise. Elected officials are interacting with their constituents in ways never before dreamed possible. Agencies are using online video to educate and inform the public. And more and more of the information – forms, applications, licenses, certificates and other paperwork – the government is responsible for processing is moving from traditional paper into electronic formats. In many ways, this is making government at the federal, state and local levels more accessible to the citizens they serve. It's also creating huge databases and media libraries, straining servers and increasing Internet congestion.
We provide the must-haves: security, reliability, scalability and affordability.
Today's educational institutions and government agencies are learning that online media creates new opportunities for them, increases employee productivity, provides better service, promotes learning and interaction, and much more. But many are also realizing that they can't get there alone. Highwinds provides the security, reliability and scalability of our global content delivery network and the comprehensive suite of solutions – including video streaming – that you need to be successful with your online initiatives. Better yet, we're able to provide our products and services at price points that are affordable.
Highwinds' network can keep pace with the constant uploading of all types of content, any type and size of rich media file, any e-learning forum, any sized image repository, any social media initiative and any marketing campaign. It won't collapse under the pressure of unplanned or unexpected traffic spikes. Our CDN can be used for all your content delivery needs, or it can be used to augment your existing network infrastructure, which can lighten the load on your servers and alleviate any congestion you experience by delivering content solely over the public Internet.
The services we provide to education and government customers include:
Leverage the reliability, flexibility and global reach of our network to lighten the load on your servers and improve overall content accessibility and availability.
We know content protection is extremely important to you, so we offer products for securing, restricting, blocking, encrypting and authenticating all types of content.
StrikeTracker provides user and content consumption data in real time, and with subaccounts created, usage and cost reporting can be generated by division or department.