Disabled People Benefit From ICT And Health Sector Leaders’ Tech Innovation

People with disability will soon benefit from the 5-year partnership agreement between award-winning IT leader, Securecom, and New Zealand Health Group, the country’s largest network of community health, disability, and wellbeing providers.

The arrangement involves the implementation of Securecom’s industry-leading TotalNET Cloud Based Network solution across over 200 of New Zealand Health Group’s NZCare and Geneva Community Living community homes for people with disabilities. This will enhance the service provided to the people they support by enabling more effective and synchronised communication across their community homes.

“Consolidating the services from various IT providers we work with into one simple and innovative solution from Securecom will increase connection and add further to the quality of support that NZCare and Geneva Community Living provide to disabled people, their whānau and our workforce,” says Vicki Stewart, Director of Disability and Social Services at New Zealand Health Group.

Securecom proposed a standardised cloud-based SD-WAN and Wi-Fi solution nationwide across all the Group’s community homes that was smart, simple, secure, and would provide an excellent end user experience with consistent and optimum WAN connectivity.

Key elements of the solution requirements were that it had to be designed for SaaS and private/public cloud, with granular insights and control into the network and application performance down to an end user level. Other critical requirements were site resilience, DDoS protection, and Enterprise Security.

“We are delighted to be selected to partner with New Zealand Health Group after a rigorous request for proposal process involving key major network operators in New Zealand. Our TotalNET solution is increasingly being used by New Zealand businesses to lower their total cost of ownership, improve their security and end user experience as they move into a cloud-centric world,” says Greg Mikkelsen, Sales and Marketing Director at Securecom.

Peter Radich, Chief Digital Officer for New Zealand Health Group, says, “The decision to partner with Securecom was based on a number of factors. We liked the consistency of the approach nationwide, ensuring a standardised solution that is easy to manage and cost-effective. Given the nature of what we do, security is critically important. We liked the security aspect of their solution with a firewall at every site combined with 4G backup in the inevitable case of broadband outages. Finally, having our network looked after by our existing IT service desk with insights from the end user, right through to the data source, will ensure an optimised experience for all our teams nationwide.”

“The TotalNET Cloud Network we are implementing for New Zealand Health Group will improve the security, visibility, and control of their entire IT environment. It’s an exciting project to be involved in on many levels. One of Securecom’s core values is “Caring”, so we are thrilled to partner with an organisation that embodies that daily to support people with disability,” adds Mikkelsen.

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