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At Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) customers come first and an integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success. We believe that all societies need to be learning societies. With our innovative solutions and partnerships, we connect, engage, and empower learners, educators, and leaders to improve learning, accelerate economic growth, and strengthen social well-being.

Globalization, accelerating technological change, and demographic shifts require all individuals to learn new skills in new ways throughout their lives. Cisco works to help you create what we call "Connected Learning," technology-enabled learning systems that allow people to learn anywhere, anytime, on any device.

The concept of solutions being driven to address specific customer challenges has been with Cisco since its inception. Husband and wife Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner, both working for Stanford University, wanted to email each other from their respective offices located in different buildings but were unable to due to technological shortcomings. A technology had to be invented to deal with disparate local area protocols; and as a result of solving their challenge - the multi-protocol router was born.

Since then Cisco has shaped the future of the Internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers, employees, investors and ecosystem partners and has become the worldwide leader in networking - transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate.


Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group​.

We will position you to respond to today’s challenges, with targeted, pertinent services and IT solutions.  We ensure your business is supported by a robust networking platform and help you optimise the performance and availability of the unified communications and collaboration tools that run on it – including desktop and contact centre technologies. We can also assist to put in place a next generation data centre, support your move to cloud computing, and ensure that all elements of your infrastructure are secure.

These capabilities are underpinned by a full lifecycle of IT services encompassing consulting, professional, support, managed, procurement and supply chain and IT outsourcing services. The result is a stable yet agile technology estate – one that sets you up to embrace business change with confidence.


Oracle, delivering World-Class excellence to Higher Education

Only Oracle delivers database, middleware, hardware, and applications based on open industry standards, providing the most comprehensive, adaptable solutions to meet the needs of small institutions, multi-location school districts and university systems, and research institutions.

Oracle’s integrated hardware and software solutions give higher education institutions an effective way to serve all their constituents — students, teachers, parents, faculty, researchers, staff, graduates and alumni, governance bodies, and the extended community of supporters and stakeholders.

Oracle industry solutions leverage the company's best-in-class portfolio of products to address complex business processes relevant to the education and research industry, helping speed time to market, reduce costs, and gain a competitive edge.

NetAPPNetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Our dedication to the principles of simplicity, innovation, and customer success has made us one of the fastest-growing storage and data management providers today.

Customers around the world choose us for our “go beyond” approach and broad portfolio of solutions for business applications, storage for virtual servers, disk-to-disk backup, and more. Our solutions provide nonstop availability of critical business data and simplify business processes so companies can deploy new capabilities with confidence and get to revenue faster than ever before. Customers rely on our industry-leading solutions to lower the cost of protecting their data, businesses, and reputations.

We bring together the industry’s best partners and technology to deliver services that help customers maximize what they are getting from their infrastructure. Our collaborative approach, working as one team with one goal, means that customers get a solution that is just right for them—on time and on budget. To support global businesses, we provide highly-responsive support in local languages. From London to Austin, Bangalore to Tokyo, we’ll work with customers to solve their problems and help them reach their goals.

Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com 

DellListen. Learn. Deliver. That’s what we’re about.

For more than 28 years, Dell has empowered countries, communities, customers and people everywhere to use technology to realize their dreams. Customers trust us to deliver technology solutions that help them do and achieve more, whether they’re at home, work, school or anywhere in their world. Learn more about our story, purpose and people behind our customer-centric approach.


Hitachi Data Systems helps organisations transform raw data into valuable information by making it more accessible and simpler to manage. Our vision is that IT must be virtualised, automated, cloud-ready and sustainable. Hitachi Data Systems provides best-in-class information technologies, services and solutions that deliver compelling customer ROI, unmatched return on assets (ROA) and demonstrable business impact. As the leader in storage virtualisation, only Hitachi Data Systems offers a common, virtualised platform for all data and information.

The challenge for global businesses is to make information both available and secure. Our solutions manage data growth, cut costs, reduce operational complexity and improve IT agility. They let people access, share and secure information. They help organisations innovate, collaborate and grow.

We combine our systems, software and expertise to meet the needs and budgets of the most demanding companies. Our applications include end-to-end virtualisation, massive consolidation, data replication, archival solutions and the ability to scale up and scale out as business objectives require. Hitachi Data Systems is trusted by the world’s leading enterprises, including more than 80 percent of the Fortune Global 100. Hitachi Data Systems believes that data drives our world – and we must innovate with information. Learn more at www.hds.com.


If you use the Internet to shop, download music, watch TV, play a game, check for news, book a flight, upgrade software, or conduct a business transaction, then you are probably using Akamai.  Akamai’s services transform the Cloud from a chaotic place with unpredictable performance and scale into a secure, reliable and cost-effective environment for users and enterprises to meet and do business.  Akamai powers the hyperconnected world. End users, particularly students, demand instant access to everything, everywhere, on any device.

Akamai helps users connect, empowering transformation and reinvention of the business via Web applications, enabling you to deliver services to customers irrespective of their location.  Akamai customers can confidently deliver requirements like remote learning and streaming content, alongside technologies involving mobile, cloud and big data.  This is all addressed while overcoming the challenges presented by security threats and the need to reach users globally. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud.

Innovators like working with Akamai because our technology is built with the future in mind, and simply gets out the way. And because no one carries more of the world’s Web traffic than Akamai, we offer unmatched reliability, visibility, security and expertise. Total, pervasive reach. That’s what the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ is all about.


We're an Australian Consulting and technology firm founded in 1988. We bring together business insight and technology solutions to give our customers a distinct advantage.

For over 25 years we have worked with corporate and government clients across a range of industries. Each of our client success stories outlines how Oakton defines the problem, the approach, the recommendations made and the results achieved.

We bring together a deep experience-based understanding of the issues and trends of key industry sectors, with an intimate knowledge of business processes, operational processes and management systems. Perhaps, that’s why we see things others don’t.