Student Assessment Agency Improves Test Score Delivery With Cloud Computing
The Instituto Colombiano para la Evaluaci?n de la Educaci?n (ICFES) administers standardized tests to students in Colombia. To reduce costs and better manage online queries when scores are posted, ICFES moved to a cloud-based system built on the Windows Azure platform. To assist with planning and implementing its improved infrastructure, ICFES enlisted the help of Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Asesoftware. To develop a cloud-based application for posting exam scores, Asesoftware proposed that ICFES use Windows Azure, the Microsoft cloud services development, hosting, and management environment. With help from Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Asesoftware, ICFES has cut costs by 80 percent and provided students a faster and more reliable solution.