Enabling the University Campus for Tomorrow, Today

Congratulations to Arcadia on its successful Wireless and BYOD initiatives. Next step serve students by providing access to studentforce


GUEST COLUMN | by Steven E. Alter

From the student’s perspective (the customer from a service delivery view point), network access — specifically wireless connectivity and the ability to connect any device, securely — to the Arcadia University’s network — is the most critical technological capability provided. Just think about what a student brings to campus on their first day: desktop computers, laptops, mobile devices, and gaming systems. All require secure network connectivity (wired and wireless), at any time during the day or evening from anywhere on campus. From a CIO’s perspective, this is a challenge of significant proportions. Consider creating a secure wireless network for devices that you do not control, while taking into consideration Arcadia’s tree-lined open spaces and residence halls built from concrete and cinderblock.

Students expect wired and wireless network connectivity that magically appears whenever and wherever they turn on their computing devices. This includes, but…

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