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GBM upgrade Dubai Women’s College infrastructure

Gulf Business Machines (GBM) has successfully completed a full upgrade of the IT infrastructure for the Dubai Woman’s College

Regional systems integrators GBM has successfully gone about implementing an on-demand infrastructure for the e-learning and IT infrastructure of the Dubai Woman’s College.

The infrastructure is built on an IBM platform with the integrated infrastructure designed to provide a combination of high speed wired and wireless networking capabilities, enterprise management and security solutions.

“Building this important platform on IBM technology means that we are deploying high-quality systems, with the benefit of GBM’s expertise and vision, that are fundamental to our technology-rich teaching and learning strategy,” said Dr. Howard Reed, director of Dubai Women’s college.

It is built on IBM e-Server x-Series and Blade-Center servers with IBM Total-Storage technologies and offers high-security capable wireless access across the campus, a network-based access control system and an IP-based phone system including wireless handsets.

“E-learning is the application of e-business technology and services to teaching and learning. Its digital content and collaboration support distant learning and augment classroom learning. It includes IT infrastructure, content development and management, as well as e-learning delivery platforms,” said Cesare Cardone, CEO of GBM.

According to the parties the transformation of the IT environment at Dubai Women’s College has resulted in greater network speeds, increased stability and availability, more proactive security, and an infrastructure that is more manageable and easier to grow allowing students anytime access to learning resources and offers the College greater flexibility in delivery methods.

Reed concluded, "The solution provided by GBM supports our business objectives, with outstanding technology that is fully capable of responding to change."