Why don’t Higher Education institutions utilize more managed services?

Students are on Gmail. Everybody else is on O365 and that's probably one of the most heated debates at the university. We use managed services where and when it makes sense. For example, we are changing our endpoint protection provider to FireEye. I know FireEye just went a different direction, but we're using some of the Mandiant third-party services where it makes sense. On campus I was a SolarWinds customer—not all of campus had SolarWinds, but that was a headache through which I had to live. We reached out to the main campus and they were working with FireEye and Mandiant at that time. I think we do it in pockets and where it makes sense. I'm at a graduate school of business and I just don't have enough of a footprint to look at a NOC or a SOC. I'm not that big. But that doesn't mean that I've not entertained it or talked to folks to see what would make sense, it just comes down to costs.

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Students are on Gmail. Everybody else is on O365 and that's probably one of the most heated debates at the university. We use managed services where and when it makes sense. For example, we are changing our endpoint protection provider to FireEye. I know FireEye just went a different direction, but we're using some of the Mandiant third-party services where it makes sense. On campus I was a SolarWinds customer—not all of campus had SolarWinds, but that was a headache through which I had to live. We reached out to the main campus and they were working with FireEye and Mandiant at that time. I think we do it in pockets and where it makes sense. I'm at a graduate school of business and I just don't have enough of a footprint to look at a NOC or a SOC. I'm not that big. But that doesn't mean that I've not entertained it or talked to folks to see what would make sense, it just comes down to costs.
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