OBS has had over 10 years of experience in the public and private education space. We have deployed many solutions in the Education sector including State Education Departments, Universities and Schools, and created  portal and education platforms that include parent, teacher and student collaboration tools that also provide education governance.

Tony Webster was recently appointed as OBS's Education Industry Lead for the Education sector throughout Australia. Tony has been involved in many different education based projects at OBS. His extensive knowledge and depth of understanding of the Education Industry is built on his previous four years experience working as an IT specialist within education organisations as well as seven years experience as a secondary school teacher in both Australia and New Zealand.   

Our education based solutions include Australia's largest SharePoint deployment, Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development 'FUSE' project which is a portal dedicated to providing high quality teaching and learning resources for schools. It enables teachers to 'Find, Use and Share Education' resources of the highest quality in a protected online environment. Other customers include: Brisbane Catholic Education; University of South Australia and Westminster School.

OBS developed the Education Learning Gateway for Microsoft Australia that is now used successfully throughout the world.  It is a specific web-based collaboration, communications and content delivery framework that serves the specific needs of the education industry.

Due to OBS's expertise and success in the Education Sector, Microsoft sees OBS as a thought leader in the next revolution of e-learning trends and behaviour involving parents, teachers and students. OBS has been a Finalist in the Microsoft Australian Education Partner of the Year Awards for the past three years and the winner of this Award in 2010.