Brooklyn, New York, July 22, 2022 – Trevor Harwell is solving higher education data management and storage problems by leveraging efficient IT solutions. He helps institutions, professors and students access records and forms digitally, enhancing the user experience for all stakeholders.
Many colleges still use an abundance of paper records, manual data entry procedures, and older technologies inconsistent with current best practices. Trevor Harwell is adept at auditing existing IT systems and data collection within schools to identify opportunities for improvement. The technical aspects of IT can be daunting, but investments in new technologies can lead to quantifiable cost savings.
Trevor Harwell designs data infrastructures focusing on efficiency for multiple users. Administrators seeking student data, forms, and financial status reports get the information they need faster after Trevor optimizes IT systems. Similarly, students looking for transcripts, financial assistance forms, and class schedules get what they need quicker, making their college experience more efficient.
Reducing the number of paper forms, and digitizing document retention efforts, is critical for gaining efficiencies in school administration. Reducing paper records frees more space for other administrative activities, lowers record storage costs at third-party sites, and reduces errors and rework among data processors. Also, reducing paper forms is a sustainable, environmentally friendly best practice that schools can leverage to improve their carbon footprint.
The reduction of manual data entry processes is beneficial from a quality and cost perspective. Automation has the power to reduce errors and speed up processing times while allowing administrators to focus on customer service and value-added activities. Digitization also allows administrators to be reallocated to other duties, or for schools to reduce admin headcount while increasing the productivity among staff.
Replacing older IT systems and mainframes can have a myriad of advantages ranging from lower hardware and maintenance costs to better energy efficiency. Using cloud-based solutions and third-party server storage and maintenance can change the dynamics of IT systems and reduce capital outlays and overhead costs. Trevor works closely with schools to identify critical systems and solutions to outdated technology.
Improved data management and infrastructure has substantive benefits, including better data protection. Trevor Harwell notes that well-designed databases with internal controls and authentication procedures protect students’ data and the intellectual property of researchers and professors. Protecting data effectively mitigates the risk of contingent liabilities and bad publicity associated with data breaches.
Trevor Harwell has experience as a Frontend Developer, Fullstack Developer, Development Manager and Interim Head of Engineering. He continues to focus on quality, efficiency and effectiveness in the design and implementation of IT solutions. Trevor was born in San Diego, CA, but grew up in Orange County, CA. He currently resides and works in Brooklyn, New York.