Renewal deal worth €1.3m.
City Lit has extended its IT services contract with Getronics.
City Lit has committed to working with Getronics for a further seven years after their partnership of over a decade continues to develop its IT capabilities to meet the evolving needs of its growing campus, staff and student body.
As Europe’s largest adult education centre, City Lit has been providing quality part-time courses for adults in Central London for over 90 years. With 3,700 courses on offer in over 20 different subjects, City Lit sees more than 30,000 students a year pass through the doors of its purpose designed building in Covent Garden.
City Lit is keen to restructure its support resources to introduce a modern infrastructure to improve efficiency, increase flexibility and build scope for future innovation and upgrades.
Since originally outsourcing to Getronics in 2000, City Lit has continued to develop its use of IT and information learning technologies, both for staff and students. With consideration for City Lit’s funding restrictions, Getronics has worked with the team to build cost-effective solutions.
Getronics currently provides a wide range of on-site IT infrastructure support services for both staff and students including Service Desk, hardware support for servers, backup and security as well as IT implementation projects.
Looking to the future, City Lit is planning to harness IT more widely across the business, with a new wireless network launching at the centre in September and discussions already underway to introduce BYOD into its offering.
Peter Meehan, services contract manager at City Lit, said: "From day one, Getronics has understood our ethos and industry standpoint, providing us with cost-effective proposals alongside the tools and network resilience to ensure productivity. This has had the indirect benefit of enabling the college to grow its provision, reaching even more students and we are looking forward to building on this success over the coming seven years."