InTechnology continues success in education sector by signing Havering Sixth Form College

28 August 2012

UK Cloud services provider InTechnology has today announced the signing of a significant agreement to provide Cloud-based telephony and unified communications to East London-based Havering Sixth Form College (HSFC).

The agreement follows a rigorous tender process earlier in the year which saw InTechnology emerge as the unanimous victor from an initial pool of seven potential suppliers. The agreement includes the provision of InTechnology's Cloud-based Unified Communications service and IP Telephony handsets to around 100 staff which will be rolled-out later this year.

Mark Halpin, Sales Manager at InTechnology, said: "HSFC's choice of InTechnology over our competitors is testament to our focus on business-grade Cloud services supported by best-of-breed technologies.

"We have the proven capability, capacity and experience to help transform HSFC's legacy system, giving it increased efficiency and better use of telephony, IT and communications in general.

"Our recent work with the London School of Economics (LSE), one of the world's leading universities, together with the fact that we were the first Janet-connected voice and data service provider, helped us devise a model services agreement. Now that we also have HSFC on board, we hope this will continue to pave the way for more education institutions to take advantage of Cloud-based communications and the efficiencies it brings."

Graham Francis, Director of IT services at HSFC added: "InTechnology's Cloud-based services will really allow us to change the way we use telephony at the College. We currently have a system with very limited capability. With the adoption of the Cloud, new cabling and new IP Telephony handsets, we will truly have a unified communications bundle giving us increased functionality and increased use of desktop technology.

"InTechnology was the clear winner following our tendering process. It showed a real sense of professionalism, knowledge of our business and further education sector challenges. It put forward a bespoke solution that really focused on our requirements rather than trying to make an existing off-the-shelf solution fit, as many providers tend to do.

"We had worked with InTechnology before during its trials with LSE and engagement with Ravensbourne College under the former London Metropolitan Network, now directly operated by Janet, so we were aware of InTechnology and the work they were already undertaking within the education sector."