Date Added: Jan 2011
The Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology (DFEEST) in South Australia provides public vocational education and training through TAFE (Technical And Further Education) SA institutes across the state. DFEEST needed a cost-effective messaging platform that would enable TAFE SA lecturers and students to communicate and share information cheaply and effectively. The department engaged Microsoft Gold Partner Dimension Data to deploy Microsoft Live@edu, a web-based messaging platform that provides lecturers and students with email, storage space, instant messaging and document collaboration services at no charge. As a result, DFEEST has saved what would have been a huge investment on an onsite messaging system and, in a straightforward deployment, has provided students with high-capacity, instantly accessible communications resources.