IT Award Recognises Faster, Safer, Greener Jewish Care

April 29, 2012 by Ayal Tusia
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Jewish Care has won a national peak body award for the establishment of a new IT data centre in Melbourne CBD and super-fast cable link to its St Kilda Rd site.

Left to right): Robert Beasley (Project Manager), Marilyn Lovitt (IT Support Officer), Cameron Mackay (IT Manager), Dale Clyne (Systems Administrator)

Jewish Care was last week awarded the Aged Care Association Australia’s (ACAA’s)

Best Implementation of the Year Award for Infrastructure at the 2012 National Information Technology in Aged Care (ITAC) Awards, held at Crown Casino.

The Award recognises Jewish Care’s creation of a highly advanced, quick, resilient and safe IT centre, using state-of-the-art technology – and it’s even green!

Jewish Care IT Manager Cameron Mackay explained: “We needed to replace servers that were at capacity. Now we have a new external data centre with a much more flexible and scalable system, so we can introduce new ways to help people, like an advanced nurse call system, and advanced methods of managing and sharing information across the range of Jewish Care services.”

“It’s green – using less power than our old servers which is better for the environment – and it’s safe. Now, if a server suffers any kind of failure, others automatically take over, which builds our resilience and disaster recovery ability. Also, the security exceeds anything we could have here at Jewish Care.

This includes power, cooling, fire systems and physical security.”

CEO, Bill Appleby said:  “This award validates the great work of our IT team and our direction in building a solid base for the deployment of quality software that will assist our staff to deliver improved care and support to our residents and clients.”

 

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