ASX-listed IT services provider, Data#3 (ASX:DTL) was selected from a panel of Cisco Gold partners to deploy a network service for Edith Cowan University (ECU).
The roll out involves strategy, design, implementation and ongoing management to help transform the university’s existing network to the latest fixed and wireless Cisco technology.
The three year deal, plus two year extension option, will see the university provide a range of new services and rationalise costs as well as gain real-time insight into network performance.
Data#3 CEO, Laurence Baynham, said the implementation and ongoing services, demonstrated its capability in delivering all-encompassing technology solutions for customers.
“This is our first major engagement with ECU. It also provides another great example of success from our dedicated education sector team, whose primary focus is across K – 12 and tertiary education. We look forward to partnering with ECU long-term as they continue to evolve into one of Asia Pacific’s most progressive and dynamic universities,” Baynham said.
Baynham said in a short period, the company has grown its Western Australia team to about 80 staff as a result of this deal and several other deals in the education and health sector.
ECU CIO, Elizabeth Wilson, said replacing the network allows it provide advanced services such as multimedia learning experiences to students, faculty and staff across all of its campuses.
ECU provides courses across three campuses in Western Australia to more than 27,000 students per year, including 4000 international students.
Data#3 recently revealed that it expects consolidated net profit for FY16 to sit in the $13-$13.5 million range.
Since the two announcements, Data#3's share price went up to $1.27 at the time of publication.