February 23, 2022

Australian Islamic College transforms teaching, learning and IT management outcomes with Data#3 and Microsoft

February 24, 2022; Perth, Australia: Leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, Data#3, today announced that it has worked with one of the largest co-education K-12 colleges in Western Australia, the Australian Islamic College, to transform teaching, learning and IT management through the implementation of a Microsoft 365 solution.

With staff overly reliant on dated technology and processes, limitations in licensing and security meant teachers and students weren’t maximising the use of technology to support the modern classroom.

“We simply weren’t using best-practice processes and technology,” says Tamjid Aijazi, Chief Information Officer at Australian Islamic College. “We had grown quite quickly, and our existing technology wasn’t able to facilitate the needs of a school of our size. We were experiencing bottlenecks and it forced us to go to market to look for better solutions,” says Aijazi.

To help the Australian Islamic College continue as one of the state’s top independent schools, they sought highly experienced partner, Data#3, to support their digital strategy. The Australian Islamic College embarked on a significant digital transformation journey to enhance collaboration, support online learning and digitalise core processes including academic reporting.

By working closely with Data#3’s National Education team, they were able to leverage Data#3’s partnership with Microsoft to upgrade from Microsoft 365 A3 to a more powerful and secure digital foundation using Microsoft 365 A5.

Aijazi and his team now have the peace of mind that all staff and students have ready access to a modern learning experience that not only drives student engagement but provides enhanced safety and security.

“The biggest benefit of all is that we now have an ideal foundation for our staff and students to achieve incredible things both now and into the future,” concluded Aijazi.

Abdullah Khan, Executive Principal and Chief Executive Officer at Australia Islamic College, said, “It has been a pleasure to deal with Data#3 and the project implementation went very smoothly. In fact, we had negligible challenges or obstacles along the way. One of our key goals is to provide state of the art infrastructure to our students and staff, and this project demonstrates our commitment to creating global citizens, who can be responsive to their changing world because of the foundations we have embedded.”

Data#3 General Manager for WA, Kingsley McGarrigle, commented, “The last two years have been both challenging and transformative for Australian schools. This rapid shift has accelerated the expectations of a seamless digital experience from both staff and students alike. This is a great example of how technology can enable secure, limitless learning for students. We look forward to continuing our work with the Australian Islamic College to deliver their digital future.”

With over 25 years of experience in the Education sector, Data#3 is focused on helping its education customers to plan, deploy and manage a digital environment that supports learning and broader business objectives.

Leveraging a partnership approach, Data#3 aligns ICT strategy with business and learning goals to drive improved outcomes, while reducing cost and risk.