Queensland-based reseller, Priority 1 Solutions, has won a $60,000 deal to deploy a scalable Nortel network switching environment for Queensland Cotton.
Priority 1 would provide the client with Nortel's 5500 series switches, network and security design as well as implementation, infrastructure and support, he said. Network consultant, Peter Dregmans, said it had previously provided the customer with security, networking and infrastructure solutions.
Queensland Cotton IT operations manager, Peter Craig, said he chose Priority 1 because it offered flexibility to meet their requirements such as installing the system after hours and provided value for money.
"We don't have any Nortel engineers on staff, so we tried to negotiate that as a part of the delivery deal," he said. "It makes it easier for us and we do not have to worry about the system for the next couple of years.
"With small staff numbers you have got to be efficient in the way you conduct these things."