City University London

Strategic guidance from PTS paves the way for network improvement at The City University.

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Location


London, UK

Overview


PTS Consulting originally assisted the University in 2002, by delivering advice surrounding the construction of the University’s new Business School. In 2004, the University established a requirement to review its IT network infrastructure, with a view to establishing a clearly defined strategy for future development.

Highlights


  • Fully independent audit of existing University network infrastructure and user requirements in line with ‘best practice industry standards
  • Detailed campus network improvement strategy and design for 6 sites and 15,000 users
  • Advice and guidance to incorporate new technologies and improve resiliency and network performance
  • Recommendations surrounding specification and cost estimation that the University could use for the procurement of equipment and services to implement the design
  • The City University, London now has the confidence to embrace IP networking; network security and access control improvements; network activity monitoring; and the implementation of ‘Out-of-Band’ network devices.

“The City University, London now hopes to upgrade its entire campus network infrastructure based on the design and best practice advice from PTS Consulting. Thanks to PTS, the University is now confident in embracing IP networking, network security and access control improvements, network activity monitoring and the implementation of ‘Out-of-Band’ network devices. Working with PTS on this project has been an easy and thoroughly useful exercise. PTS delivered all that we asked for, with no hold-ups from start to finish.” – Ian Dickson, IT Manager at the City University, London

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Summary


PTS Consulting used its technical experience and knowledge of industry ‘best practice’ to develop a network strategy that the University could use as a template for the future implementation of a campus infrastructure that would meet its foreseeable business requirements. PTS Consulting also provided an estimate of the likely costs, essential for the University to be able to prepare accurate IT budget forecasts.

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