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Keysource renews its service offering on major UK university framework

Oct 24, 2018 4:29:06 PM

We are proud to announce the successful renewal of our appointment on the NEUPC Data Centre Framework.

Keysource has been one of the key suppliers on the North East University Purchasing Consortium since the frameworks inception in 2015, offering a range of data centre services from design and delivery to ongoing operational services.

NEUPC is one of six UK Higher Education purchasing consortia established to deliver and manage a wide range of collaborative framework agreements within the higher education sector. NEUPC’s Data Centre Management Framework offers a broad scope of equipment, infrastructure and consultancy. The framework was designed by IT and Telecoms procurement experts from Higher Education institutions to speed up the process of data centre procurement for members and provide a supplier benchmark for services.

This appointment builds on Keysource’s continuing success within the higher education sector having delivered award winning solutions across the UK, for establishments such as the University of Exeter, University of Bristol, Canterbury Christchurch and the University of Kent, University of Leicester, Teesside University and many more.

Richard Clifford, data centre consultant and sector specialist at Keysource said;

‘We have a wealth of experience working within the higher education sector and understand the unique challenges they face. It’s this understanding that allows us to help Universities provide strategic advice, design, delivery and operational services for their Critical Data Centres and Campus Infrastructure. Whether it be through developing future proof IT strategies, planning complex works around student timetables to ensure minimum disruption or with on-going operational support to ensure no down time to student services.

We are seeing more and more universities place the data centre at the core of their IT transformation strategies, acting not only as an enabler for enhanced student services but also as a means to increase research capability, drive down operational costs and potentially free up valuable real estate.”

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Laurence Baker

Written by Laurence Baker

As Group Marketing Manager for Extentia, Laurence is responsible for the Groups MarComms function, both in UK and internationally. Translating the business objectives into both a longer-term strategy and an annual tactical plan, Laurence manages the delivery of all our marketing activities.