When you’re in the business of saving lives, the last thing you want to worry about is whether the computers are working.

General Practice Training Queensland (GPTQ) provides vocational training to help doctors get accredited as general practitioners in the Australian state of Queensland. It is funded by the federal Department of Health and has over 150 accredited centres across the state to deliver training in primary health. It also partners with universities on research and offers hospital doctors opportunities to get work experience as general practitioners.

Its tech system, however, has been fragmented. Its lean IT team had to coordinate with multiple vendors, which meant varying levels of performance and standards across its primary offices and branch sites. This also made it more complex and tedious for the team to manage all of the infrastructure – networks, computers, and storage.

GPTQ partnered with Huawei to address these challenges and develop a more agile and integrated tech backbone. Huawei ran a number of proof-of-concepts to understand their business needs. It designed and implemented a new data centre solution and standardised desktops across its headquarters, branches, classrooms and meeting rooms.

Huawei’s Cloud Stack Desktop streamlined the infrastructure and made it easier to manage, by providing efficient operations and maintenance services. The infrastructure also makes it easier to onboard new employees and trainers, setting them up with new devices and configuring guest access for training and meetings within minutes.

As GPTQ’s training centres receive a constant stream of doctors, students and trainers, it is critical to ensure its security is strong. Huawei centralised all of its business and customer data so it had better control over it. It implemented strict role-based access and encrypted data transfer to ensure only authorised people can access the data from its training centres. Meanwhile, a central backup and disaster recovery network across all levels reduced the organisation’s capital spending and increased its reliability.

Besides, the practice of medicine is evolving and increasingly doctors will need to be trained in new tools and techniques. This would require GPTQ to quickly adapt to new ways of working. Rural GPs, for instance, could speak to patients remotely over video and monitor vital stats through wearable devices. The new infrastructure allows GPTQ to be flexible and responsive to such future needs.

Huawei products used by GPTQ:
FusionCloud Desktop Solution
CloudEngine data center
S5700 switches
OceanStor 18500 high-end storage system

Read the full case study of how General Practice Training Queensland achieved these results.