LONDON, 03 November, 2011 – The University of Surrey has awarded Xchanging (LSE: XCH), the business process and technology services provider and integrator, a three year contract to provide voice and data services. Xchanging’s network and systems integration company, Data Integration, has won the contract in an open European Journal tender to provide comprehensive managed services.
The contract, which has an option to extend by a further year, sees Data Integration maintaining the Extreme Network core and edge campus and Student Residences network (ResNet). This will deliver a highly resilient and reliable network for students and staff at the same time as lowering cost and improving efficiency. Further services include supporting the Mitel voice network, Juniper wireless network, Citrix load balancers, perimeter security, remote access systems, traffic shaping systems and two-factor authentication system, Cryptocard.
Data Integration, the incumbent provider, has been supporting the University’s technology infrastructure for over eight years, starting with managing their security estate and building up to a network managed service with additional project activity. Aside from running and supporting the network, Data Integration has recently completed a project to refresh the campus network edge and ResNet, has increased performance and resilience of the DNS and DHCP service, and designed and implemented Border Network Security.
Roger Stickland, Director of Information Technology for the University, commented, “We have developed an open and trusted relationship with Data Integration over the last eight years. We value them not only as a supplier but as a trusted partner and the team really understands the importance of service to our students and staff. They not only run our network, but have worked closely with us on a strategic roadmap to change and improve the services.”
Paul Phillips, Public Sector Practice Director at Xchanging added, “We are delighted to continue our relationship with the University of Surrey. Our team has worked hard to ensure we understand their needs and introduce relevant and innovative solutions. We believe it’s through our close engagement and transparent relationship that we have been able to help the university evolve and improve it’s IT services.”
For further information, please contact:
Xchanging Group PR
Meeta Thareja, Head of Group PR
Tel: +44 (0)20 7780 5374
Xchanging Technology Services
Tel: +44 (0)20 7780 5509
Press Office at the University of Surrey
Tel: +44 (0)1483 686141
About the University of Surrey
The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s leading professional, scientific and technological universities with a world class research profile and a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Ground-breaking research at the University is bringing direct benefit to all spheres of life – helping industry to maintain its competitive edge and creating improvements in the areas of health, medicine, space science, the environment, communications, defence and social policy. Programmes in science and technology have gained widespread recognition and it also boasts flourishing programmes in dance and music, social sciences, management and languages and law. In addition to the campus on 150 hectares just outside Guildford, Surrey, the University also owns and runs the Surrey Research Park, which provides facilities for 140 companies employing 2,700 staff.
The Sunday Times names Surrey as ‘The University for Jobs' which underlines the university’s growing reputation for providing high quality, relevant degrees.
Surrey is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.
About Data Integration, an Xchanging company
Data Integration is one of the UK’s leading networking, security and communication technology providers. Acquired by Xchanging, the business process and technology services provider, the company is now part of Xchanging’s Technology business.
Data Integration specialises in network security, mobility solutions and high performance networks serving more than 300 customers in the UK, spanning the private and public sectors.
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