Providing IT Transformation into Higher Education – ucisa20 Leadership Conference and Exhibition

March 2, 2020

Postponement of ucisa20 – announcement released from ucisa: We have taken the decision to postpone the ucisa20 Leadership Conference, which was scheduled take place from Wednesday 18th to Friday 20th March 2020. This event will now take place on 4th to 6th January 2021.


In light of the current situation, we know that IT leaders are facing significant short-term challenges that are changing daily and to which they need to respond rapidly. Q Associates are working with our customers to ensure that all support cover continues. We provide Remote IT Support Services and our UK-based Service Desk will continue to operate on a 24×7 ‘business as usual basis’ with full access to systems from remote/home working locations, where required.

If you have any questions or if you feel Q Associates can assist with extending internal IT resource bandwidth, please let us know and we’d be happy to discuss this further.

Call 01635 248181 or email


Today, Higher Education establishments are under increasing pressure to keep up with major technology changes and developments that meet the needs of the University and students.

With change comes challenges and IT departments face an array of them when tasked with delivering better IT services more consistently:

  • Moving to cloud-based solutions
  • Scalability of Resources
  • Data Centre Efficiencies
  • Data Protection & Compliance
  • Improve performance
  • Cyber Security Challenges

A key challenge for most Universities is taking their complex IT systems that have grown organically over a number of decades and making them impactful and readily-available. Having to log into multiple systems to then engage with outdated and difficult interfaces no longer meets the expectations of students or supports teaching modules in an increasingly digital world.

IT Transformation into Higher Education
As an award-winning IT solutions and services specialist, Q Associates’ main focus has always been on innovation and delivering the best services possible. We work closely with our Higher Education customers to fully understand their needs and to create solutions right for their organisation.

We specialise in:

  • Hybrid Cloud Infrastructures
  • Data Centre Efficiencies and Optimisation
  • AI and Research Computing Platforms
  • Data Protection, Compliance and Information Security
  • Expert IT Consultation and Advisory Services

Public Sector IT Frameworks
Q Associates is also listed on a number of key Public Sector and Higher Education frameworks that support the efficient procurement of specialist IT equipment and services.

What are the top IT challenges being faced in 2020? Find out the results from our IT Survey.
We asked 1000 Senior UK IT Professionals about their top priorities for 2020. From cyber security and SaaS applications, to cloud and application integration, the survey benchmarking reports will help you gain valuable information around the challenges your peers are facing and identify primary focus areas for your 2020 IT strategy. Copies of the report will be available on our stand.

Q Associates work with industry leaders including NetApp, Cisco, VMware and Microsoft. These strategic partnerships enable us help you meet the changing demands of your business.

No matter what’s on the technology horizon, how student’s expectations continue to change, or how teaching models get re-invented, Q Associates can help your IT team deliver the technology insight and IT solutions required to take you through the digital transformation successfully.

If you would like to arrange a meeting or speak with a specialist please email or call 01635 248181.

Get In Touch

Contact Q Associates today if you have any questions or would like to discuss your IT requirements in more detail. Tel: 01635 248181 Email:

Donna Robinson

Build complementary solutions and joint innovations.

Q Associates have strategic partnerships with the world’s most exciting and innovative providers, so you can access the best services and technologies. Select a technology partner below to find out more about our specialist knowledge, products and services.

  • NetApp
  • Cisco
  • Cisco Meraki
  • Lenovo Platinum Partner
  • VmWare
  • Microsoft
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Dell Partner
  • Nvidia
  • Rubrix
  • Oracle
  • IBM
  • Veeam
  • Veritas
  • Mimecast
  • Equinix
  • Transition Manager
  • Cyren
  • Splunk
  • Acronis Gold Service Provider
  • Intel
  • DDN
  • Storage Awards


  • G-Cloud
  • Cyber Essentials
  • Cyber Essentials Plus
  • ISO 27001
  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001


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