Education in Queensland is proving to be a lucrative market, with schools taking advantage of Government spending and looking to integrators for a variety of technology rollouts.
Fresh from winning a teacher’s notebook rollout tender with the Queensland Department of Education and Training, ComputerCorp is busy investigating a number of opportunities with individual schools.
Under the deal, the integrator will supply 9000 HP notebooks for distribution to the state’s TAFE lecturers and state school teachers.
It is the third phase of the notebook rollout, with the first two phases consisting of Lenovo/ IBM notebooks provided through integrator, CoreTech, which was acquired by ComputerCorp last year. In addition, up to 15,000 notebooks could be provided through the tender with extensions.
ComputerCorp sales manager, David Wain, said one key area was pressure on schools to run a one-to-one notebook program for students.
“Schools are looking for solution providers to address this, in terms of logistics and capabilities, so we’ve developed a managed education environment and a managed one to one notebook program,” Wain said.
“So far we’ve had 20 schools sign on for the notebook program, and rolled out the managed environment to around 60 schools.
“We’ve also found that a lot of schools are demanding far more robust wireless solutions to cope with the increased number of notebooks on the school network, so we’ve done a lot of those installations.”
ComputerCorp is also sees opportunities in school datacentre infrastructure.
“We enjoy a close relationship with the Department, and being able to offer solutions to its challenges around logistics and rollout management has helped us get over the line with tender wins,” Wain said.