Wireless Networking

Thwarting ID Thieves

What most colleges and universities aren't doing to avoid identity theft and fraud--but should be.

American colleges and universities are breeding grounds for innovative ideas and open information sharing. Pair that with a large number of systems on a given network and a vulnerable student population with fresh credit and you've got an appealing target for identity thieves.

Helping to Secure the Mobile Campus

A campus BYOD environment makes protecting both personal and institutional applications and systems a challenge

A growing number of staff and students are using personal mobile devices to access institutional applications. To protect campus systems, university leaders must figure out how to maintain a separation between school and personal information on devices. This web seminar, originally presented on October 29, 2013, featured mobile industry experts who discussed the challenges and solutions around protecting university systems, including how university data can be isolated, mobile device management, and preserving user device choice.

Office on the go

From facilities to IT to public safety, departments are equipping employees with mobile devices to work from anywhere on campus

Members of the facilities crew at Quinnipiac University were spending a lot of time traveling back to their shop during the workday.

This situation, of course, was not unique to Quinnipiac, but department officials at the school set out to eliminate the trips workers had to make to retrieve new work orders, find information about equipment in manuals or look up floor plans. The central Connecticut institution has a 212-acre main campus, and two branches that are a half-mile and about five miles away.

Insider's guide to outdoor college Wi-Fi

Sixty percent of students say they would not attend an institution that does not provide extensive Wi-Fi, according to Educause. To keep attracting students, higher ed administrators need to consider expanding coverage to all areas, including outdoor locations.

Delivering cellular services on Yale's 342-acre campus

College-age students have grown up with mobile phones, and they’re used to having them work when and where they want. With a 342-acre campus that has more than 11,000 students and over 430 buildings, making mobile phones work everywhere is a tall order for Yale University.

Insider's guide to outdoor college Wi-Fi

As number of devices per student increases, so does the need for an outdoor Wi-Fi network. But where to begin?

Students come onto campus expecting high-performing Wi-Fi not just in their dorms and classrooms, but everywhere from the stadium bleachers to the quad.

Keys to making outdoor wireless work

Tips include hiring a Wi-Fi integrator and providing universal access
  • Hire a Wi-Fi integrator to assess your needs.
  • Think about the needs of everyone on campus (not just students).
  • Determine a level of performance that can support the busiest times of day.
  • Don’t scrimp on access points (APs) or other hardware.
  • Place outdoor APs under building overhangs to minimize the chance for damage.

Colleges connect once-decentralized functions to improve efficiencies

Institutions may share services with other institutions, but the idea can be implemented within a single institution as well, either through a single shared-services center or through multiple offices on campus.

Colleges connect once-decentralized functions to improve efficiencies

Institutions may share services with other institutions, but the idea can be implemented within a single institution as well, either through a single shared services center or through multiple offices on campus.

The team that first explored bringing a shared services model to the University of Michigan couldn’t help but notice some vast inefficiencies when it broke down the $325 million being spent on IT. Excluding the university’s massive health system, the analysis revealed multiple networks, data centers, and server closets, with 35 different email systems and more than 150 organizations maintaining computers for faculty and staff.

West Virginia University transforming unused TV channels into Wi-Fi networks

Good news, students and staff of West Virginia University: Your campus connectivity is about to improve drastically. Even non-West Virginia University students and Morgantown residents should care about the innovation.

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