Data#3 deploys Cisco network for Edith Cowan


news Australian technology provider Data#3 has announced the deployment of a “next-generation” Cisco network service for Edith Cowan University (ECU).

According to a statement from the company, the solution allows ECU to deliver a range of “new and innovative” services to users, as well as bringing advantages in costs and efficiencies.

Following the deployment, students and staff at the institution now have access to “fast and reliable” wireless technology to support their learning and research requirements, Data#3 said.

Furthermore, ECU’s Technology Services team is able to gain real-time insights into network performance, resulting in improved decision making and risk management.

“The replacement of the existing network with next-generation infrastructure enables the provision of advanced services such as rich multimedia learning experiences to students, faculty and staff across all our campuses,” said Elizabeth Wilson, Chief Information Officer, ECU. “[It] is a key strategic pillar of the future learning environment at ECU.”

Data#3’s Chief Executive Officer, Laurence Baynham, commented: “The successful implementation of the solution and ongoing services demonstrates Data#3’s capability in delivering innovative, all-encompassing technology solutions for our customers.

“It also provides another great example of success from our dedicated Education Sector team, whose primary focus is across K-12 and tertiary education.”

Back in November 2015, Data#3 announced that it would provide this “highly available, scalable and future-proof” communications platform for ECU.

Under the agreement, the firm said, ECU’s existing network would be replaced with up-to-date Cisco fixed and wireless technology.

The multi-million dollar agreement set out that Data#3 would manage the platform in a 3+2 year agreement to include all network facilities, including wireless, fixed, security and network management.

ECU provides tuition to over 27,000 students each year across three campuses in Western Australia.

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