£4.4 million ICT contract at Newham College

Thursday 1 July 2010

£4.4 million ICT contract at Newham College

Capita IT Services awarded £4.4 million contract to transform ICT at Newham College.


Capita IT Services today announces it has secured a contract with Newham College to provide a complete ICT transformation service. The contract, worth £4.4m over five years, will enable the college to update its ICT provision, virtualise its administration and consequently transform its education services.

Newham College will receive a fully managed, customised ICT support service, including 3,000 desktops and laptops, server management, cabling and networks. The contract will deliver an ICT governance framework that supports the strategic aims of the college - to make ICT an integrated part of the educational experience - and provides an ICT network that is faster, reliable and more secure. This will allow for smoother running ICT systems which will enable teachers to focus on their core activity which is to support students in reaching their full academic potential.

Philip Badman, vice principal at Newham College, commented: “We were looking for a provider who could understand our needs based upon their experience in the education sector. Throughout the competitive selection process Capita IT Services has demonstrated its capabilities in the further education sector and we have worked in partnership to create a first class ICT service to support the current successes of Newham College. We look forward to developing our relationship with Capita over the next five years.”

Noel McNulty, director at Capita IT Services, said: “Our partnership with Newham College is about creating and maintaining an ICT service that meets the needs of teachers, students and college staff. The College recognises that ICT plays a crucial role in delivering an innovative, modern and high quality educational experience and Capita can deliver this in a reliable and responsive manner to enable Newham College to achieve its goal of educational excellence.”

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