Logicalis bags university deal

Logicalis bags university deal

VAR to install Cisco technology at the University of Cumbria

VAR Logicalis has won a deal to install networking, security and data centre technology at the University of Cumbria.

The reseller will work with construction firm Alfred McAlpine to install Cisco technology at the university and at other higher education institutions and businesses to create a network of more than 2,500 computers that can offer learning resources. Cisco hopes its technology can help provide better opportunities for learning and employment in the region.

Phil Molyneux, head of information and communications services at the University of Cumbria, said: "Up until now, access to higher education for many people in Cumbria has been limited.

"But we are transforming education in the region by creating a fast, secure and reliable infrastructure to bring a raft of learning resources to people where and when they need them. This will help widen participation in education and therefore employment opportunities, which were difficult to get or simply not available before."

Scot Gardner, director of public sector for Cisco, said: "Access to education for all and raising skill levels is a major challenge facing governments around the world.

"By working with Cisco, the University of Cumbria will introduce new tools which will not only improve teaching and learning, but hopefully help transform the education process so the opportunity to learn can be provided to a greater number of students."