Being able to work effectively with others and exchange messages quickly: This is the key element in ensuring that Swiss universities are able to keep pace internationally. Of no less importance in this respect are the innovative e-learning services, which make everyday life in academia easier. Anyone connected with a Swiss university can benefit from all of this through SWITCH.
Below you can find an overview of the services provided by SWITCH to the Swiss academic community.
SWITCH operates two data centres on the Swiss academic network that universities can use as an extension of their IT infrastructure. SWITCHengines lets researchers call up additional processing power whenever they need it with a minimum of fuss.
Cloud-based storage services synchronise files automatically across several devices and make it easier to share them with other users. SWITCHdrive gives university members 25 GB of storage space. All files are stored securely in Switzerland.
Some files are just too big to send in an e-mail. The best way round this is SWITCHfilesender. The service runs in the protected SWITCH cloud, and it's free.
SWITCHcast allows you to create and edit video and audio content and post it to SWITCHtube. Together with SWITCHtube, SWITCHcast is part of SWITCH's video management system. Videos can be annotated and fed into Learning Management Systems.
SWITCHtube is a playback platform for all videos and the new video portal for the Swiss academic community. Together with SWITCHcast, SWITCHtube is part of SWITCH's video management system. All files are stored securely on the Swiss academic network.
SWITChinteract instantly turns your home PC or mobile device into a virtual conference room. The conferencing solution, based on Adobe Connect, is ideal for meetings and teaching events.
High-definition video conferencing requires professional infrastructure. SWITCHvideoconf allows you to communicate with others in incredibly lifelike virtual conference rooms.
SWITCHtoolbox is a user-friendly, all-inclusive solution for online collaboration. University members can use it to form a work group and select the tools they need to create the ideal working environment.
SWITCHportfolio allows university members to record their skills and achievements systematically and present them in a professional way. It's designed to be used over the long term.