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Dimension Data helps Education New Zealand take to the cloud

Dimension Data helps Education New Zealand take to the cloud

Wellington, 5 August 2014 – Leading ICT and solutions provider Dimension Data New Zealand has partnered with Education New Zealand to improve its technology capabilities allowing it to better market New Zealand education internationally.

Dimension Data has deployed a Microsoft Private Cloud in its third and final phase of a programme of work that focuses on securely improving the user experience of Education New Zealand’s globally spread employees, giving them better tools to be more effective and productive when recruiting students, or pursuing opportunities for New Zealand institutions to educate students offshore.

The first two phases saw the complete transformation of the organisation’s IT infrastructure to improve governance and security to an appropriate government standard, whilst ensuring it is highly available to users, scalable and prepared for disaster recovery.

Education New Zealand reports the infrastructure upgrade is a step forward in maturing its IT services and improving functionality to assist the organisation in achieving its objective to grow the value of New Zealand’s international education industry.

Nick Halikias, Dimension Data New Zealand National Sales Manager, says: “Dimension Data’s deployment of Microsoft Private Cloud will put Education New Zealand in a position where it can be more competitive within the global market, giving its marketing staff around the world access to more tools to be more productive and efficient in a secure manner.”

Education New Zealand chose the hybrid cloud model, which utilises both on-premise and cloud-based solutions dedicated solely to the organisation. The solution will deliver more effective mail messaging, data applications, web solutions, as well as back-end infrastructure and services.

“The hybrid model has the flexibility of having a fit for purpose on-premise solution, balanced with the cost-efficiencies of the cloud,” adds Mr Halikias.

With staff in 20 locations, Education New Zealand needed to ensure its network was secure and that it was available and functioning at all times for its global employees, as well as those at home.

The organisation is now set-up to survive a catastrophic geographical data centre failure with no disruption to the business in other locations.

“Through a series of operational contractual agreements, we are also able to relieve Education New Zealand of some pressure by sharing the risk and responsibility for challenges that occur within the IT environment, giving the organisation more capacity to get the job done.”

About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group.

In Asia Pacific, we operate in over 60 offices across 13 countries. We help clients plan, build, support, manage, improve and innovate their ICT infrastructures. It combines an expertise in networking, security, data centre solutions, Microsoft solutions and converged communications and contact centre technologies, with advanced skills in consulting, integration, training and managed services.www.dimensiondata.com

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