Enterprise Services Consulting

Our team of highly skilled consultants provide independent advice, industry knowledge, technical expertise and a range of engineering services for AARNet customers at competitive rates.

AARNet's professional consultancy service

AARNet Enterprise Services Consulting provides practical solutions for a broad range of information and communications technology projects.  We collaborate with IT departments at AARNet customer institutions to develop solutions that meet cloud, data centre and other IT service and network infrastructure needs. Our goal is to help customers make the most of the network in cost-efficient ways.

Our consultants are located across the country and operate as a virtual team.

Learn more about the Enterprise Services Consulting team members.

To discuss your needs or find out more, please contact us.

Our Services:

Consulting

General business and technical consulting and advisory services

  • Technical Strategy development and alignment to Business Strategy
  • Market analysis, comparison and trend assessment (Sector/Vendor context)
  • Technology maturity  and capability assessment
  • Independent Network Operations Management review services
  • Technology roadmap development and gap analysis
  • Independent review and ‘sanity check’ of third party solutions, services and advice

Engineering Assist

Tactical and operational hands-on network engineering services

  • Dedicated engineering staff cover – remote or onsite
  • Access to specialist network expertise
  • Incremental blocks of time for scheduled tactical tasks
  • Routing, Switching, Firewall, Wireless and Load Balancer skills

Tender Assist

Independent technical expertise to support the procurement of network products and services

  • Market analysis of products and services, especially those concerning Wired/Wireless campus networks, Data Centre Networks, Next Generation Firewalls, Hosted telephony and Unified Communications solutions
  • Requirement and use case gathering
  • RFx technical content and document authoring
  • Independent panel member participation
  • Oversight of supplier solution delivery

Network Assist

Project-based network engineering and review services

  • Enterprise network reviews and ‘health checks’
  • Independent assessment of third party network reviews and solution designs
  • Business requirement mapping and network impact analysis
  • Network architecture development and high-level solution design
  • Resilient Internet edge solution design and implementation
  • Wireless network review, design and configuration

Security Assist

Independent reviews and project-based remediation services relating to security elements of the network

  • Identity Access Management Consolidation. Review and design of role and identity-based network services
  • Network Security Assessment workshop. Same day workshop and mapping of results to a security checklist
  • Network Security Assessment “lite” Service. 10-15 day engagement, practical outcomes to implement, optional hands on remediation
  • Network Security Assessment Comprehensive Service. 30+ day engagement, mapping compliance levels to standards, includes recommendations
  • Network Border/Edge Networking
  • Network security solution design and implementation

Project Assist

Technical project management and oversight services

  • Enterprise-wide network refresh assistance
  • Technical vendor market review coordination
  • Technical Program/Project planning, coordination, reporting
  • Technical solution implementation oversight

K-12 Schools Services

Helping customers optimise their local network to make best use of AARNet services

  • BGP configuration to support highly available network diversity
  • K-12 network WAN/LAN reviews and recommendations
  • Routing, Switching and Firewall configuration and implementation services
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