The City of Fremantle has tapped Data#3 to replace over 400 end-user devices with Microsoft Surface and HP PCs.
The city council, which employs more than 400 people, was in a jam with its fleet of 420 devices reaching their end of lease and the need for staff to relocate their offices fast approaching.
Data#3 was selected after a tender process to help alleviate Fremantle's woes by providing full design, planning and deployment services for the technology refresh.
One of the top priorities was to keep in line with the City of Fremantle's information technology mobility strategy, which meant transition to a more mobile workforce to increase productivity.
The city opted for Microsoft Surfaces for mobility and HP devices for desktop. Choosing new Microsoft devices also allowed Data#3 to refresh the existing mix of Windows 7 and 8 operating systems by deploying Windows 10 on all new devices.
Data#3 was unable to comment on how many new devices were deployed or which models.
In addition to the new devices and operating system, Data#3 delivered centralised procurement, management and implementation, asset tagging, electronic tagging and testing, imaging and logistic services.
Another added benefit was that the City of Fremantle's internal IT team gained hands-on experience with rolling out a new standard operating environment, which will make future upgrades easier.
"Data#3 provided the crucial support we needed to get these projects over the line. They delivered what they said they would deliver, on time and on budget, and their professionalism shone through every step of the way,” City of Fremantle IT manager Joel Hurst said.
“Key to the transition was the need to align with our Information Technology Mobility Strategy. Thanks to our new hardware and the deployment of Windows 10, we have a truly mobile workforce that can now connect, share and collaborate with ease.”
Commenting on the project, Data#3 chief executive Laurence Baynham said: “Data#3 drives the mobility discussion beyond devices. Our core purpose is to enable our customers' success and it is great to see the City of Fremantle achieving their business goals, and delivering benefits to both staff and the wider community. On behalf of the team, we look forward to continuing to assist the City of Fremantle in delivering value.”