With the shift from universities implementing software behind the firewall to buying software as a service products, university status pages are becoming a necessity for delivering up to the minute IT status and notifications.
These days, most universities are moving off of internal systems and purchasing software as a service products. Without complete control over these products, universities can often leave students, faculty, and IT in the dark when it comes to software issues affecting systems such as student email, the campus network, and course resources.
Similar to technology companies, universities are now getting setup with status pages hosted off of their own infrastructures. They're allowing individual students, faculty, and staff to subscribe to relevant system component notifications, without ever having to write a line of code internally.
"Our favorite aspect of StatusPage is that it provides us with a clean & clear system to keep students and staff informed when they need it most."
— Luke Bradbury, Application Infrastructure Engineer, University of Derby