Jenzabar Provides a Turnkey Solution for Azusa Pacific Online University and Naropa University

Managed Services Helps Universities Deliver High Quality Service

Boston, MA – November 6, 2012 – Jenzabar®, Inc., a leading provider of software, strategies and services for higher education, announced today that Azusa Pacific Online University and Naropa University leverage Jenzabar managed services to deliver high quality IT service and achieve institutional strategic IT planning.

Prior to deploying Jenzabar managed services, Naropa was seeking to find internal solutions to inadequate data centers and a shortage of IT manpower, while Azusa as a start-up had no infrastructure and a strategic goal of all hosted systems. The universities chose to partner with Jenzabar and utilize their managed services offerings for daily support issues, software updates, hosted and cloud services, business continuity purposes, and total cost of ownership advantages.

“Before Naropa started using Jenzabar’s managed services, we had insufficient space, cooling, and electrical supplies. Mission-critical services were facing outages,” said Dave Edminster, Director of Information Technology at Naropa University. “All contracted servers and services now operate in the hosted environment through Jenzabar. We no longer worry about outages and can serve our staff and students quickly, and almost just as important, we are able to do this with a partner who understands and is committed to meeting our needs.”

“Azusa Pacific Online University had started with no students and has served over 400 students to-date in less than one year. A key component to our success was Jenzabar’s willingness to use a rapid deployment methodology, bringing us live in less than 100 days,” said Don Davis, Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer at Azusa Pacific Online University. “Jenzabar is a turnkey solution for Azusa. Our IT department can focus on giving staff the service and troubleshooting they need.”

Jenzabar provides institutions with a wide range of service offerings, from daily support assistance to a fully managed IT structure. Jenzabar has three different managed service solutions including Cloud Hosted Applications, Fully Managed Infrastructure and Applications, and Virtual Infrastructure Hosting. The solutions are designed to give institutions tailored options based on budget and the IT environment.

“Jenzabar’s managed services are much more than hosted offerings or daily IT support,” said Ben Bassett, Vice President and General Manager of Jenzabar Managed Services. “Our consulting teams work with each institution to develop an IT plan that maps out the best option for them short-term, and positions them for where they want to be two-to-three years down-the-road.”

To learn more about Jenzabar services, visit Booth #1001 at EDUCAUSE, November 6-8, in Denver, Colorado. To hear more from Azusa Pacific Online University and Naropa University, attend the “Extending Your IT Staff: Off-Load the Right Projects and Deliver Quality Support” session at EDUCAUSE on Wednesday, Nov 7th, from 10:30 am to 11:20 am.