St Pats (DCU) & Blueface

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St Pats

St Patrick’s College Drumcondra (SPD) was established in 1875 and is the largest primary teacher training college in Ireland. 2,600+ students attend SPD. Having recently announced a €40m investment, SPD were undergoing an expansion in staff and facilities and needed a new communication solution.

The Challenge | Aging Legacy

They needed to replace their now-defunct Nortel Meridian Option 11c PBX as it was no longer fit for purpose with existing limited functionality.

— Scalable Service up to 40,000 Users
— Seamless Switchover (Continuity)
— Easy Transition for Staff
— Communication Overheads Reduction
— Security-Radio Integration

After winning a public tender, the Blueface team began an extensive audit.

The Blueface Solution | Room to Grow

Working with DCU, the Blueface Team quickly realised the scope of the job and began tailoring a solution that suited SPD.

“Blueface emerged as the clear choice after evaluating all providers based on price, quality, equipment used, expertise of the assigned team, implementation plan and support/maintenance services.” Aria Pour, SPD Project Lead & IT Manager

— Full Audit & Bill Analysis of Existing Services
— Swift Onboarding to Fully Hosted Solution + Staff Training
— Full UCaaS Feature Suite + Preconfigured Hardware
— Future Infrastructure for Investment-led Growth
— Security System Integration

The Results | Futureproof Cost-efficiency

A fully managed solution supported by Blueface engineers and a dedicated account manager has now de-risked the communications setup for SPD.

— 70% Reduction in Communications Overheads.
— Full Staff Training in Unified Communication.
— Seamless Switchover with No Downtime.
— Security Synced with Office Comms.
— Robust Service Level Agreement (Seven 9’s)

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