Data#3 Limited (ASX:DTL), has forged a multi-million dollar service agreement with Edith Cowan University in an attempt to transform future learning.
As per the agreement, Data#3 will provide the university with a “highly available, scalable and future proof communications platform” that spans from strategy, design and implementation, through to ongoing management.
Specifically, Edith Cowan University will transform its existing network to the latest Cisco fixed and wireless technology, an investment that will allow ECU to deliver a range of new offerings to students, faculty and staff across the three university campuses.
Data#3 Western Australia general manager, Glenn McAtee, said Data#3 was selected from a panel of Cisco gold partners. Data#3 nabbed the deal for its local professional services expertise as well as its national education experience and demonstrated capability.
“We are delighted to work with Edith Cowan University. This is an innovative and transformative project that will deliver a number of great outcomes to the university. The new solution will help to streamline costs and enhance efficiency and agility within the university,” he said.
Data#3 CEO, Laurence Baynham, added that helping customers to transform their business through innovative technology is central to Data#3’s strategy.
“The success at Edith Cowan University is a testament to our ongoing investment in the education sector and our reputation in the market for delivering successful outcomes through education specific services,” Baynham said.
Edith Cowan University chief information officer, Elizabeth Wilson, claimed the replacement of the existing network with next generation infrastructure will enable the provision of advanced services such as rich multimedia learning experiences to students, faculty and staff across campuses, and is a key strategic pillar of the future learning environment at ECU.
On completion of the project, the platform will be managed by the Data#3 managed services team in a three then two year agreement that will see all network facilities including wireless, fixed, security and network management under the Data#3 outsource remit.
Data#3 said the project is progressing to schedule and work should be completed in early 2016.