University of Johannesburg attracts more students by offering a secure, mobile, interactive and collaborative e-learning experience.

  • Country: South Africa
  • Industry: Education
  • Solution: Business Telephony, Mobile Campus, Data Center, Unified Communications

The university was formally established in January 2005 and has four campuses spread over Central Gauteng with 49,000 full-time students and 5,800 permanent employees, and is one of the largest residential universities on the African continent.

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It’s the value for money and the return on investment. If we look at comparisons, it’s much quicker to return and it’s an investment. I can sweat an asset for maybe 3 to 5 years. I’ve had the benefit of having a stable base to work from without needing to budget for replacements on a much more regular basis. So if times are tough you can sweat it a bit, if money becomes available you can grow it a bit.

Francois Mynhardt, Enterprise Network Manager, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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Challenges

  • Availability – 24/7/365 uptime to be offered
  • Needed a secure WiFi network spanning over all four campuses plus outside areas and student quarters, offering network collaboration and user experience as good as a physical network connection
  • Resilience to cut back in case of failure
  • Integration to 3rd party networks and open standards

Products & Solutions

Products

  • 8 Series IP Touch Phones
  • OmniAccess Wireless Access Points
  • OmniAccess Wireless LAN Switch
  • OmniSwitch 6450
  • OmniSwitch 6900
  • OpenTouch Business Edition
  • OpenTouch Customer Service

 

Solutions

  • Business Telephony
  • Mobile Campus
  • Data Center
Benefits
  • Cost effective solution compared to competition
  • No loss of features at good cost
  • Ease of central management and customer experience
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