Higher education is rich in valuable data, from results saved by research labs to content catalogued by libraries. Such content keeps growing day by day. The Layar platform provides a secure and easily implemented solution for higher ed data management.
One of the biggest challenges for higher ed IT teams is how information is stored – typically department by department, across various platforms and file formats. As a result, numerous data silos develop at each institution, making IT management a chore and knowledge sharing across programs and departments nearly impossible.
Layar removes these obstacles, relieving IT strain and unlocking critical insights to improve research and foster innovation.
The platform understands language nuances and recognizes key concepts in data. It also constantly refines its approach based on your institution’s content and needs. That power makes content immediately searchable and accessible within a single platform.
System administrators can encourage collaboration across the institution, while assigning access to specific users and various data sets for secure sharing. And while Layar provides a robust solution from the get-go, IT teams have additional, programmatic API access for any specialized needs.
Layar includes additional applications to query data, with simple interfaces that make the software accessible for a range of skill sets. Instead of manual searches, faculty can quickly find what they need, with better accuracy.
Expansive Formats & Sources
Layar covers a vast array of file types including PDFs, hand-written notes, online forms, social media and images. On-premise and cloud-based sources range from Dell PowerEdge and SQL Databases to SAP HANA, Google Cloud Storage, Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure and many more.