Advanced Education Solutions

Technology plays an increasingly important role in delivering new and innovative forms of support to both educators and students.   Educators are adopting more technology in the class/lecture room and capitalizing on the digital habits of our new generation of students.  The modern classroom can be filled with interactivity via various technologies e.g. notebooks, Interactive displays, projectors etc.

The Computer Alliance team has an intimate understanding of the needs of schools, colleges and universities through its engagement with over 600 educational institutions state-wide.   We strive to build trusted relationships that transcend the transactional with our education partners.  In partnership with vendor and industry education specialists, we source and share relevant research and emerging industry trends with our education stakeholders.  The Computer Alliance Education portfolio is comprehensive and includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Notebooks and Desktop solutions
  • Image development and deployment
  • Rapid replacement programmes
  • BYOD Portals
  • Audio visual solutions 
  • Printers and Scanners
  • Server and Storage
  • Backup and Recovery solutions
  • Power Management Solutions
  • Security Services
  • Networking and wireless
  • Web procurement
  • Warranty Repair and Services
  • Security Services

We have access to a broad range of manufacturers to create solutions that meet your requirements.

Notebook Programmes

To achieve the best possible budgetary outcomes for our customers, we negotiate the best possible value from our vendors.  Our comprehensive Notebook Program can encompass all or some of the following:

  • Needs analysis
  • Provision of evaluation units
  • Image creation and testing
  • Image load
  • Tag and Test
  • Rapid deployment
  • Hot swap pool
  • End-of- life-Services
    • Data Destruction
    • eWaste processing
    • Data destruction and eWaste certificates
  • Purchase of redundant equipment & repatriation of funds

Device as a Service (DaaS)

The world is slowly moving to Device-as-a-Service solutions to lower the costs associated with notebook and desktop roll-outs and the ongoing management.  The advantage of DaaS is that it’s not just a hardware lease, as it provides an end-to-end lifecycle service for the organisation’s devices.  DaaS is tailorable to the customer’s specific needs and any or all, of the following components may be selected in their DaaS model:

  • Endpoint selection of Tablet, notebook, desktop, workstation, custom build to meet specific user requirements
  • Image creation
  • Test & Image load
  • Asset tagging (tag and BIOS)
  • Installation services
  • Data Migration
  • Staging – temporary warehousing, delivery
  • End-of- life-Services
    • Data Destruction
    • eWaste processing
    • Data destruction and eWaste certificates

Finance Options

We offer flexible finance options that reduce the cost and complexity of managing multiple finance contracts.  Our solutions can include hardware, software and services.   In a world that is rapidly adopting Pay-as-You-Go models our finance solutions can be structured to meet your cash flow and budgetary requirements.

All equipment, software and services (Project and/or Managed Services) can be incorporated into a single agreement.  The payments can be structured with varying periods and offer payment holidays to reflect equipment commissioning rather than delivery e.g. equipment is receipted in December but not commissioned/deployed until February.  In this scenario we would structure a plan where the first payment would not fall due until February.  Similarly, depending on the profile of the IT assets (core infrastructure, software, peripheral devices etc) we structure the finance to align with the projected life of the equipment.

Our finance agreements are “Off Balance Sheet” and not reported as contingent liabilities.

Our whole-of-life finance facility also offers flexible end-of-term options.  The customer may continue to use the equipment or return it  and leverage our end-of-life services that includes data destruction and environmentally friendly eWaste recycling compliant with ISO 14001 standards.