Helping their university save over $1m–Coventry’s IT team

It’s always interesting to read about projects where IT costs have been reduced by the IT team of a university, and I’ve had this in my ‘must share’ list for a while. Coventry University saves £1m/$1.5m with virtualised network and management tools As there’s a full case study on the Microsoft website about the different…

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How a university saved $1.5m with virtualisation and management tools

When I left the UK to move to Australia, we’d already had a few years of significant pressure on public sector budgets, and education had taken the hit alongside other sectors. At the time, there was a lot of talk about ‘back office functions’ as opposed to ‘frontline services’, and in many cases that meant…

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Discounts for education customers at TechEd 2012 in Australia

We’ve just announced registrations are open for TechEd Australia 2012, in September in the Gold Coast. Every year, TechEd brings over 2,500 IT Professionals and Developers up to speed on the latest Microsoft technologies. And with 10 tracks over 4 days, there’ll be plenty for everyone to see and do… …and education customers can get…

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Another free technical ebook for Kindle and PDF – Windows Server 2012

The Microsoft Press team have just released another free ebook, with downloadable versions of Introducing Windows Server 2012 ebook. This is a technical ebook – it’s not for the average user, but if you want to understand what’s new in Windows Server 2012, it’s a good way of getting up to speed. It’s available in…

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Reduce costs by virtualising Blackboard onto Hyper-V

According to analysts, one of the drivers for IT changes in Australian universities services is the need to continue to drive down cost of delivering IT services. That’s not only for planned changes (eg new systems and services), but also for existing projects, where there is an opportunity to cut the cost of existing service…

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