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Multi-million dollar ICT implementation at MIT campus begins

Multi-million dollar ICT implementation at MIT campus begins

The infrastructure uses offerings from a number of technology providers, including Dell, Citrix and Microsoft, delivering a virtual desktop or application to any device

Dimension Data has begun the implementation of a multi-million dollar ICT infrastructure for Manukau Institute of Technology’s (MIT) new Manukau Tertiary Centre (MTC) campus.

The new building, which is being built by Hawkins Construction to house the faculty of business and information technology, will offer learning facilities with a focus on the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) model. The building is due for completion in May 2014.

Simon Gillespie, CEO of Dimension Data NZ, said the workspace will deliver both virtual and physical desktops for MIT staff and BYOD capabilities for staff and students.

“Revolving around the implementation of large-scale virtual desktop technology, the solution will enable the faculty to assign computing resources to students according to their level of access, permissions or their assigned courses. This will free up the internal IT support teams and provide timely access for students.”

The infrastructure uses offerings from a number of technology providers, including Dell, Citrix and Microsoft, delivering a virtual desktop or application to any device. Dimension Data is also delivering a wired and wireless network infrastructure to better connect students and provide an effective campus mobility solution.

“Virtual computing resources will allow users to bring their own devices, thereby reducing both the need for MIT to supply devices to labs, and the physical space those devices require,” Gillespie adds.

Dr Peter Brothers, MIT Chief Executive, said students are demanding greater access to better technology and MIT is proud to be at the forefront of this technology evolution.

“The MTC campus will provide a modern and future-proof tertiary education facility, offering the tools and infrastructure for flexible, collaborative workspaces utilised by up to 5,000 students and 120 staff. Any student on campus can bring any approved device and get access to virtual applications and desktops, and it’s all completely wireless.

“Among other new IT capabilities, staff and students will be able to communicate through voice or video and share knowledge, so anyone offsite can be involved. This new ‘virtual learning’ approach for a New Zealand campus represents an exciting development for both students and staff,” said Brothers.

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