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Data#3 scoops up DET contract for 12,000 HP devices

27 Oct 16

Data#3 has won a Department of Education and Training contract to supply up to 12,000 HP devices to schools across Queensland in a deal the company says is one of the larger contracts in the state.

The multi-year contract will see Data#3 refreshing up to 12,000 HP devices under DET’s Computers for Teachers initiative which sees eligible teachers provided with technology to improve lerning and communication, with devices replaced every four years as part of a rolling program.

Data#3 says the devices have been purchased with priority warranty and service levels and will be deployed to schools across Queensland in the coming months.

No financial details for the contact were disclosed.

Laurence Baynham, Data#3 chief executive officer, says the company’s education team have been working with DET for more than 22 years and is looking forward to working with the agency on the new contract.

“As the largest HP Inc partner in Australia, we have commplemented world-leading products with our local services, and we are pleased to win one of the larger contracts in the state.”

Earlier this year the company flagged education and health as continuing areas of growth for Data#3.

The company recorded revenue of $983.2 million for the year to 30 June 2016, with NPAT of $13.8 million.

The latest deal is one of a number of large education deals the company has inked in recent times, thanks to its dedicated education sector team, which focuses primarily on the K-12 and teriary education markets.

Earlier this year it announced the successful deployment of a next-generation Cisco network service for Edith Cowan University in a multi-million dollar deal.

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