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Malaysia Airlines signs five-year deal with SITA to boost connectivity across its global operations

presence at over 650 airports across 220 countries and territories .
SITA Connect will also provide network connectivity that allows team members to access central systems from anywhere , supporting the airline ’ s worldwide operation for employees working remotely . Security was a key factor in selecting SITA ’ s solution to support the airline ’ s critical operational systems .

Malaysia Airlines has renewed its partnership with SITA for a comprehensive upgrade that will link its global operations to its hub in Kuala Lumpur with fast , secure , and reliable network connectivity .

As part of the five-year agreement , Malaysia Airlines will leverage SITA Connect , specifically designed for the air transport industry , to meet the airline ’ s needs in and outside airports . SITA Connect will lower connectivity costs , improve the quality of service , enable ease of access to new features and applications , and facilitate their passengers ’ check-in process worldwide , benefiting from SITA ’ s global
Izham Ismail , Group CEO , Malaysia Airlines , said : “ We ’ re excited to ramp up our operational capabilities as the industry ’ s recovery takes hold , with the support of our trusted technology partner SITA . Boosting the connectivity , security , and agility of the backbone technologies that support Malaysia Airlines will ensure we are ready for the influx of passengers over the coming months and poised to deliver a seamless travel experience for all .”

The University of Mindanao selects Anthology ’ s Blackboard Learn Ultra

Anthology , a leading provider of education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle , has announced that the University of Mindanao in the Philippines has selected Blackboard Learn Ultra as its new learning management system ( LMS ).

Learn Ultra positions the university to meet hybrid teaching and learning needs long term by supporting blended models for inperson courses while also acting as a standalone tool for its online distance education program . The solution provides rich data insights about the university ’ s students , helping faculty and staff to identify learners in need and ultimately better support student success .
“ It ’ s critical that our LMS support both face-to-face and online course delivery so we can prepare for the future and provide accessible options to students from diverse backgrounds who may have different needs ,” said Dr Ronnie V . Amorado , Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of Mindanao .
“ Online programs are part of pedagogical realities in a post-pandemic era , and we are committed to giving our faculty and learners the right technology resources to be successful whether they are learning on one of our campuses or at home .”
Learn automatically captures interaction metrics during classes so faculty and staff can effectively measure learner engagement . Intuitive reporting and adaptable assessment types also provide data to help instructors pinpoint at-risk students , all captured in a flexible , easy-to-use solution with built-in communication channels .
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