YORK-based cloud automation specialist PowerON has delivered a digital transformation of The University of Northampton’s IT provision in advance of its move to a new £330 million Waterside Campus in September.

The University partnered with PowerON to deliver the full suite of Microsoft System Center solutions as part of its new smart campus programme.

Philip Mercer, managing director of PowerON, said: “Technology is a key enabler for the new campus and Microsoft System Center, which is an all-encompassing management solution, is a key component.

“Delivering this via our Cloud Management Appliance gave us a competitive edge, as it provided an operationally ready system out of the box, which could then be further enhanced and customised.”

Rob Palfreman, head of IT at the University, said: “The University believes the partnership with PowerON will future proof the new campus allowing us to meet the changing needs and demands of students.”

PowerON’s turnover has doubled to more than £2 million in three years.