April 08, 2019; Melbourne, Australia: Leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, Data#3, today announced that it has worked with Melbourne City Mission to deploy a technology solution that better integrates the business and provides tools to give students the best future prospects.
For many at-risk young people, engaging with traditional schooling is problematic. For those struggling with social factors, including homelessness and young parenthood, The Hester Hornbrook Academy, an Independent school run by Melbourne City Mission, offers the flexibility and inclusiveness that makes education possible.
The entire organisation, from teachers and management to the IT team, is focussed on removing obstacles to education. A dated and inefficient IT environment meant that collaboration was limited. For students to do their best work, modernisation was needed.
To address Melbourne City Mission’s unique circumstances, Data#3 implemented a solution that leveraged Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Intune and Windows Autopilot. From a technology perspective, the strain placed by the older, manual system has been removed. The team is now free to focus on the next phase of the technology overhaul.
For students, the new school year has commenced with technology now acting as a positive influence. Access to the latest technology has been well received and adds to the sense of positivity the school strives for throughout its efforts. Echoing the school’s focus, the new environment presents youngsters and their teachers with the fewest technical hurdles possible.
Tim Knowles, Principal at The Hester Hornbrook Academy, Melbourne City Mission, who is already seeing a difference in classrooms,