Anglia Ruskin University seals IT deal with Logicalis

Published: 19 May 2006 at 10:08

Anglia Ruskin University has partnered with Logicalis, Cisco’s UK Gold Partner and European Services Partner of the Year, to develop the University’s technical environment over the next three years.

To ensure that the key needs of the University are met the initial project included a Strategic Review of the whole Communications & IT Support Services (C&ITS) infrastructure, which is required to deliver support to all stakeholders; students, staff and associates. Specialist support from Qedis, a strategic consulting company, was also involved in developing the strategy, which sets the agenda for the next five years. 

Implementing this comprehensive programme will involve a range of projects. Initially Logicalis will undertake an overhaul of the core data networks and security on both campuses, followed by improved campus and halls of residence wireless coverage and the completion of the network upgrade. 

Anglia Ruskin University’s Director of IT Systems and Strategy, Ajay Burlingham-Böhr said:

“The University has an ambitious programme of expansion and development and the renewal and improvement of our IT infrastructure is critical to the roll out of this programme.”

“The changes we are making will not only deliver real benefits to students and staff, who need the most direct support, but also to businesses, public sector organisations and the wider community.”

“We are confident that Logicalis are the right partner for us for the delivery of this essential renewal and improvement package.”

The development of the University’s technical environment is one of a number of strategic investments across the University, to ensure that it remains competitive in an ever changing education market.