Melbourne, 18 November 2014
The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV) today announced that it has selected Infosys, a leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next generation services, as a strategic partner to design and implement a new cloud-based administration and technology platform.
The ‘school-administration-as-a-service’ platform will be hosted in Australia by Amazon Web Services (AWS). It is designed to help CECV improve management and reporting for nearly 500 primary and secondary Catholic schools representing 200,000 Victorian students.
A cloud-based model was selected to help CECV reduce IT infrastructure cost and maintenance effort, and to provide a ‘pay-as-you-go’ flexibility for the school system. This will help CECV to add new functionality and scale in the future, without significant up-front investment.
Stephen Elder, Executive Director of Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of Melbourne
“This new platform will reduce high infrastructure costs and reduce manual reporting and administration. This will free staff up to focus on what matters most in schools – educating the children in our care. This new cloud-based platform from Infosys will also create an important foundation for us to grow our digital capabilities in the future, such as increased inter-school collaboration for teachers and students, and self-service portals for parents.”
Jackie Korhonen, Senior Vice President and Country Head, Australia & New Zealand at Infosys:
“We are seeing tremendous interest from clients in every sector – from Australia’s largest corporations to government and educational enterprises – to harness the cost, agility and efficiency advantages of moving to the cloud. Now that these services can be provided in a highly secure, domestically hosted environment, cloud has moved beyond ‘buzz’ to solving everyday business problems for organisations like CECV.”
Ed Lenta, Amazon Web Services Director, Australia:
“We are pleased to be working with Infosys to bring the flexibility and agility of the AWS cloud to the 200,000 students attending institutions that form the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria. We are also delighted to be part of a visionary new project that seeks to transform the delivery of education within the Catholic schools sector in Victoria and to learn how cloud based solutions can improve teaching and learning outcomes for teachers, students, staff and parents.”
The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria exists as a representative body and provides leadership, coordination and representation of Catholic education in Victoria through a range of services to providers of Catholic education in each Diocese and to the local communities.
The CECV is an integral part of, and promotes, the Church’s mission of Catholic education and has a strategic role in ensuring that Catholic Schools are of high quality, committed to continually improving their effectiveness in both academic pursuits and in the preservation and enhancement of the distinctive identity and character of Catholic schools.
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