Cotswold IT Company Aim to Come Top Of The Class At Higher Education Event


Gloucestershire network solutions company, Gbics, are joining many others from their sector at the Jisc Network Shop [JB1] 2024 to explore innovating, optimising and securing network infrastructure now and into the future.

It will not be their first foray into higher education, as the company, based in Cirencester, have provided IT solutions for over 40 universities and colleges across the country, a feat the company are extremely proud of and look to build upon, hence their presence at the show that will be held at Nottingham Trent University on 18-19 June of this year.

Jisc, the Joint Information Systems Committee, was established on 1 April, 1993, is a not-for-profit company that provides network and IT services and digital resources in higher education as well as the public sector.

Gbics specialise in fibre optic products that are used to connect switches and servers in data centres and computer networks.

One of their projects on the Jisc framework [JB2] was for Canterbury Christ Church University. First established as a teacher training college it has since expanded since being granted university status in 1995, and has over 15,000 students, supported by 1700 staff.

The CCCU had an aim to replace its hardware over a five-year cycle, providing complete modernisation of existing systems, including wireless, and bringing student housing back under university control. Gbics were able

"to provide CCCU with an updated framework to make sure it stays on the cutting edge of educational provision,"
said Gbics director, James Burgess, who worked on the project with his team and those from CCCU.

"We have also worked with Kings College, London and Lincoln University, among others,[JB3] and would like to work with more from this sector. It is an area we feel we can genuinely assist."

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