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Data#3 scores multimillion dollar Edith Cowan University deal

By Heather Wright, Mon 2 Nov 2015
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Data#3 has signed a multi-million dollar deal with Edith Cowan University, which will see the University moving to the latest Cisco communications offerings.

Data#3 was selected from a panel of Cisco Gold Partners and will design and implement the communications platform, which will include Cisco fixed and wireless technology

The deal also includes ongoing maintenance with a three plus two year agreement for Data#3’s managed services team to manage all network facilities including wireless, fixed, security and network management under the Data#3 outsource remit, freeing Perth-based ECU up to focus on strategic business initiatives.

Glenn McAtee, Data#3 Western Australia general manager, says: “This is an innovative and transformative project that will deliver a number of great outcomes to the university.”

He says the new solution will help to streamline costs and enhance efficiency and agility within Edith Cowan University (ECU).

The investment is also expected to allow the university to deliver a range of new and innovative offerings to students, faculty and staff across the three ECU campuses.

Elizabeth Wilson, Edith Cowan University chief information officer, says 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 the campuses.

Wilson says it is ‘a key strategic pillar of the future learning environment at ECU.

Data#3’s local professional services expertise, national education experience and demonstrated capability were cited as key factors in the company’s win.

The project is expected to be completed in early 2016.

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