Newham College and Capita extend IT relationship

17 March 2015 Consultancy.uk

Capita will serve the IT needs of Newham College for another three years, in a contract worth £1.95 million. The deal sees the business advisory deliver its Capita Managed IT Solutions, which includes security management, disaster recovery, help desk support and network provisions.

Newham College of Further Education was established in 1997 in London and services around 12,000 students with 900 staff. Its mission is to provide further education solutions to create new ways of training and deliver support for individuals and businesses. The college, like most educational institutions, increasingly relies on the latest technological solutions to support teaching and other functions, including services like Management Information Systems and the delivery of wireless network access and telephony support.

To assist it with serving these IT needs, the educational institution has renewed its IT contract with consulting firm Capita for another three years. Under the contract, Capita will provide the educational institution a range of “managed IT services” which include security management, disaster recovery, help desk support and network provisions. The delivery of wireless network access and telephony support will also remain part of the the IT consultancy's mandate. 

Capita to serve IT needs Newham College

Commenting on the renewed contract, Chris Wiseman, Education Sales Director for Capita Managed IT Solutions, says: “Capita’s long-running relationship with Newham College is a demonstration of the value we can add for administrators, staff and students. This contract extension shows how confident the College is in our ability to deliver top-of-the-line services at great value – I look forward to working with them over the next three years.”

Stephen Parry, Head of Information Technology and Systems of Newham College, adds: “Our staff and students rely on Capita’s services every day – and it has provided an excellent, cost-effective service over the last five years. Teaching and learning are always evolving – and as technology becomes ever more important it is vital that our services are up-to-date and reliable. This new deal with Capita ensures that will be the case.”

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