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GEMS Education, the largest kindergarten to grade 12 private school operator in the world, has received the globally recognised International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27001 Certification for the quality of its IT infrastructure. GEMS Education is the worldâ€™s first K-12 education company to receive ISO certification in this field.
The ISO is the worldâ€™s largest developer and publisher of international standards and isÂ recognised as the worldâ€™s leading non-governmental authority on quality standards.Â To receive the ISO 27001 Certification, GEMS Educationâ€™s Infrastructure and Data Centre services were examined and audited to ensure that they adhered to a rigorous set of standards of quality, security and reliability.
Speaking about the certification, GEMS Education Founder and Chairman, Mr Sunny Varkey, said: â€œThis certification demonstrates the priority that GEMS Education places in attaining the highest international standards of innovation, quality and service. Achieving this world first in our sector for ISO 27001 Certification is testament to the skill and dedication of our IT team and its commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology in education.â€
The two cutting-edge IT systems which received certification were developed in-house. GEMS OASIS is a web-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system which was conceived, designed and developed by the GEMS Education IT team to bring data and processes across all GEMS Education schools into a single unified structure. GEMS Learning Gateway is a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) designed to enable learning to take place beyond the classroom, providing access to resources and related information from the home or anywhere with an internet connection.
Manoj M.Â Varghese, Director â€“ IT, GEMS Education, said: â€œWe are thrilled to have received this distinction and proud to be part of a dynamic company that is committed to providing outstanding quality service in all areas of business.â€