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2022 CRN Impact Awards: Kinetic IT a finalist for LIFT Alliance, Telstra collaborations

Leading technology services provider Kinetic IT is a three-time finalist at the upcoming 2022 CRN Impact Awards.

Three-time finalist

Kinetic IT’s work with Telstra on the Western Australian schools bandwidth upgrade project is a finalist in both the Channel Collaborations and Network Evolution categories, recently announced on CRN’s website.

Along with technology partners ASG Group, Campfire and Systemic, Kinetic IT is also a finalist for the LIFT Alliance partnership at the WA Department of Education in the Channel Collaborations category. The consortium brings together a diverse group of technology specialists who deliver end-to-end ICT services to the Department’s more than 800 public schools.

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CRN Impact Awards

The CRN Impact Awards celebrate the technology providers delivering outcomes for customer organisations and building Australia’s innovation economy for the future.

Kinetic IT’s Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Aran Collins, says the company is humbled by being named as a three-time finalist.

“Thank you to the CRN Impact Awards for recognising our work in partnering with Telstra and the LIFT Alliance to enhance public education for Western Australian students across the state. This work continues to deliver fantastic outcomes for schools, such as increasing access to online learning resources and tools, and embracing new technologies and innovative ways of learning in the classroom. This is particularly relevant for our rural and remote school communities, and means a greater equity of access to education for WA students.

“A massive congratulations to our crew who support the Department every day, and to our partners Telstra, Fortinet and those in the LIFT Alliance – ASG Group, Campfire and Systemic; we couldn’t have done it without you.”

Winners will be announced at a ceremony on the Gold Coast on 25 August. Visit the CRN Impact Awards website for more details.

UPDATE: The 2022 CRN Impact Awards winners have since been announced – and Kinetic IT were winners! Read about our big win and find out more about the 2022 CRN Impact Awards. We look forward to being a part of the CRN Impact Awards in 2023.

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CRN Impact Awards: Project Kolbang

Nominated in the Channel Collaborations and Network Evolution categories, Project Kolbang is a $130 million project with an aim to increase base bandwidth across 806 schools from 50-100kbps to an average of 2mbps; some regional schools have seen increases of up to 200 times more bandwidth as a result of Kolbang.

While some site upgrades are usually straightforward, a large number of sites required significant infrastructure upgrades – enter Telstra, Kinetic IT, Fortinet and local panel integrators. The organisations worked together to deliver the project which has meant there is increased capacity at regional exchanges; not only delivering increased bandwidth to schools but additional capacity can be made available to the local community.

CRN Impact Awards: The LIFT Alliance

The formation of the consortium, branded as The LIFT Alliance, has also been recognised with a finalist spot in the Channel Collaborations category. The Alliance consists of two national providers – Kinetic IT and ASG Group – which partnered with two niche providers, Campfire (previously Permeance) and Systemic, to deliver strategic objectives for the WA Department of Education.

As a result, the Alliance enabled the consolidation of numerous ICT contracts, and now offers the Department a sole provider with which to engage on ICT projects. The reduced complexity alone represents a significant cost saving, in addition to lowering the operational risk for the customer.

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