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Services Briefs: Attain IT

Putting the Family Court in the picture

The Family Court of Australia is seeking 27 video-conferencing units for sites across the country. A managed services contract is also on tender. The agency presently uses Picturetel Swift Site II and Concorde 4500 Videoconference units that were bought second-hand two years ago but is now looking to upgrade. Family Court project manager, Amanda Gildea, said the agency was seeking either one organisation to supply the units and another to provide managed services, or one partner that could provide a combined package. The services element would include training court staff to use the units, technical support and usage reports. Ways of improving current use of the services would also be sought. Tenders close at the end of the month. Trials of a couple of systems will follow involving court staff, including judges. The new units would be bought with a five-year warranty and would be in place by September. The managed services contract would last two years, with likely extensions.

Hats off to Attain IT

IT services company and Oracle distributor, Attain IT, has become a Red Hat business partner. Attain IT is a government-endorsed supplier and Oracle core technology specialist serving more than 200 resellers in terms of sales, services and licensing issues. Attain sales director, Robin Habgood, said Red Hat Australia, based in Brisbane, approached Attain because of its experience in Oracle. It also sold Red Hat Linux software. Attain IT uses Oracle for databases, application servers and the tools that go around it. The company also integrates legacy software for businesses and customises developments based around the Oracle technology stack. Ingram Micro is the Red Hat distributor that supplies Attain IT.