Anittel wins managed services deals for WA schools
By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 23 March, 2015
IT software and service provider Anittel has secured managed services contracts worth a combined $2 million with three large Western Australian schools.
The two-year contracts will see Anittel provide managed IT services to Kingsway Christian College, Mandurah Baptist College and Peter Carnley Anglican Community School.
Anittel will set up embedded teams to work full-time on the campuses, aided by off-site field engineers and professional service teams.
Once established, the teams will provide support for desktops, notebooks, iPads, servers, storage, networking and wireless infrastructure. The company will also provide professional learning programs for teachers and hardware and software procurement services.
Due to the cancellation of the Digital Education Revolution program, which was aimed at ensuring a 1:1 computer to student ratio, Australian schools are increasingly exploring adopting BYOD to compensate, according to Anittel Regional Manager for Western Australia Sam Meegahage.
“A number of schools are adopting BYOD. When it is done well, it can be empowering for both the students and the school. Student-owned devices encourage collaborative and self-directed learning, and offer more opportunities for learning to continue at home,” he said.
“As the schools’ technology demands grow so will the innovation in the classroom. It’s exciting to be part of this sector.”
Meegahage said Anittel now has contracts in Western Australia with 48 private and independent schools.
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