About Norland College

Founded in 1892, Norland College is a higher education provider based in Bath, Somerset. The college specialises in early years training and education and is world-famous for its practice standards and research.

 

Network Devices Installed
Enterprise-Level Continuity Solutions
Secure & Reliable WiFi Installed
User & System Migration

The Challenge

With a new campus opening in Bath, Norland College required support and consultancy to deliver a large IT project to get their new location successfully online. As a large college, Norland required a high-performance IT network that could support up to 1,000 devices connecting simultaneously. In addition to network infrastructure, Norland needed support installing super-fast fibre internet, wifi/telecoms systems, and migrating users and equipment to the new site.

Networking & Continuity Solution

To ensure network resilience and reliability, we worked with the site contractors to specify and design the data cable network. We decided to use fibre optic and Cat6 cabling, with high-availability managed network devices to connect everything together. In the event of an IT disaster, both college campuses are protected with enterprise-level business continuity solutions, ensuring minimal disruption. Utilising on-premise and cloud-based technologies, Norland could take advantage of multiple technologies without expensive investment in old fashioned servers.

WiFi Solution

With resilience in mind, we designed Norland’s WiFi system to use the latest MIMO and bandwidth steering technology, to ensure everyone gets a reliable and fast service throughout the campus. The WiFi system is also fully-resilient with automatic self-healing and recovery, should an access point fail.

We also supplied the college’s super-fast fibre optic connection to the internet, giving the entire campus fast and reliable access to the internet, as well as a dedicated connection back to their original campus, so that both sites are always connected to each other.

Migration & Project Completion

Once Norland’s new network and WiFi system was configured, we finished the project by moving their existing IT systems over to the new campus, ensuring that staff could relocate quickly, with no lost productivity and that systems were fully operational from day one.

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James and his fantastic team at Systemagic were attentive, flexible and hard-working in the final push to meet the operational opening date. Systemagic efficiently planned the final move across Bath, They quickly and quietly ensured core office systems were back up and running, ready for returning staff. Throughout the move, the college suffered absolutely minimal disruption, and the support received ensured a very smooth, stress-free transition!
Alex Read - Chief Financial Officer

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