Beyond Technology Consulting is a boutique Australian management consulting firm that will assist your organisation to align its technology and business strategies. We understand technology, educational and business requirements and can provide advice on how to create optimal technical solutions for your organisation based on our real world experience, industry best practises, and proven technology.

Beyond Technology’s EDU team understands the specific requirements of the education sector. Our experience with this industry provides us with the knowledge and understanding to deliver highly efficient services targeted to the unique needs of educational institutions. Whether it is assisting you with Technology procurement through our University Technology Procurement process, auditing your IT services or developing a strategic roadmap to assist in the application for funding, you can be assured of quality outcomes that are delivered efficiently and cost effectively.

Some examples of our recent education industry projects include:

University Video & Collaboration Technology Strategy Development:

involving the organisation wide review and assessment of the technology requirements for Video and Collaboration infrastructure to improve teaching and learning outcomes an organisational efficiency. We developed and documented a set of recommendations for the deployment of infrastructure, the development of support & training processes and instigation of a cultural change process to foster improved internal collaboration and communication.

University IT organisation and service level review:

Providing a detailed review of the University’s IT group considering service delivery performance, architecture, team structure and reporting lines, systems ownership and support, and benchmarking against best practice. A key area of focus was how the IT group engaged with its internal clients to achieve optimum alignment. We developed and documented a set of recommendations for areas of improvements and a detailed implementation plan for the remediation strategy.

Learning Management System review and remediation strategy development:

involving a detailed review of the learning management systems and its implementation to consider its alignment to requirements and the appropriateness of the operational model. The review considered user impressions, reliability, integrations issues with other core university systems, support, training and the roadmap for feature improvements.

School Technology Strategy Development:

involving the review of the schools (K-12) existing infrastructure, capabilities and organisational & teaching objectives. We developed and documented a 3 year technology roadmap and a set of recommendations for infrastructure investments and a detailed implementation plan for the improvement strategy.

Technology Audit and Compliance Assessment:

involving the development and implementation of an IT Audit plan that spanned IT Governance processes, Backup and Recovery, Change Management, Disaster Recovery, Asset Management, Infrastructure lifecycle management, Service Level delivery and project benefit realisation.

University Technology Procurement:

We have assisted our University clients with several approach to market projects, providing strategy development, RFT operation, response evaluation, and recommendation. Projects covered areas such as the following:

  • Technology Services (Design and Implementation of MOE environment)
  • Multi-campus Digital Signage solution and implementation
  • Data Storage, archival and backup infrastructure
  • Video Conferencing and collaboration technology
  • Desktop/Laptop computer supply agreement