IT deployment company, IMI, has partnered with Lenovo to rollout 10,000 netbooks to Victorian public schools over three years.
The contract will see the vendor and IMI provide mini notebooks – from both Lenovo and Acer – to students in years five through to eight.
Lenovo managing director, Phil Cameron, said the win was a substantial one for the vendor, which has identified education as a key market for netbooks.
“It’s early days for us in this market, having launched in December, but we’re seeing potential in consumer and education spaces,” Cameron said.
Cameron said there has also been some interest in the technology amongst private education providers.
Cameron could not comment on any ongoing tender processes, but said Lenovo was interested in making further inroads in the education space and was involving its partners in any wins.
“We see it as a good opportunity for our channel in terms of logistics and the loading of applications as well as services,” he added.