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Uniting Church select blueAPACHE for network transformation



blueAPACHE has secured a three-year contract to provide data services to the Victorian and Tasmanian Synod of the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA).

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Melbourne, Australia – blueAPACHE has secured a three-year contract to provide data services to the Victorian and Tasmanian Synod of the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA).

The $2 million agreement means UCA will gain access to blueAPACHE’s emPOWER MPLS Network across Victoria and Tasmania for a multitude of UCA facilities, including Uniting AgeWell - a significant operator in the growing Aged Care sector.

blueAPACHE’s Managing Director, Chris Marshall stated “We are delighted to have been selected to play such a significant role in the IT transformation at UCA. This is testament to our continued innovation and our ability to deliver world-class technology solutions as a service.”

UCA’s CIO Onni Syrjanen, said blueAPACHE was selected after a rigorous tender process."We felt blue APACHE understood the not-for-profit sector, offered the breadth of services we need and shared similar corporate values."

Consisting of over 80 services, blueAPACHE is bringing together access technologies from a multitude of carriers (including the National Broadband Network) to provide business critical data services throughout metropolitan and regional areas. It is anticipated that the blueAPACHE emPOWER Network will provide the foundation for the delivery of the award winning emPOWER Voice solution to in excess of 2000 end-points over the coming year.

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About blueAPACHE

Since 1998, the multi-awarded blueAPACHE has helped organisations in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and North America leverage technology to their business advantage by delivering comprehensive IT Management, Cloud, Network, Voice, Software and Consulting as a converged service – when they need it, as they need it. This is true IT as a Service. This is blueAPACHE. To learn more, visit www.blueapache.com.

About Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania

The Uniting Church is the third largest Christian denomination in Australia, behind the Roman Catholic and the Anglican churches. In Victoria and Tasmania the church has approximately 600 congregations and about 60,000 members. A number of institutions are connected with the Synod, including 14 schools, 29 UnitingCare agencies and Uniting AgeWell.