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Oct 14th, 2010
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Meeting Room 207A/B
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Declining budgets exacerbate IT's inability to provide effective services to our students. In this challenging fiscal climate, George Mason University is managing a declining budget through the innovative use of virtual technologies. The replacement of select computer labs with virtual facilities allows Mason to maintain vital services while reducing costs.
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RT @themba: George Mason claims that they are saving 87% on power by moving to VCL over physical labs, #E10_SESS067 #educause10 low cost per square foot

question: do you get an increase to call desk because VCL is "different"? answer: no, same or less. #E10_SESS067 #educause10

Majority of the time, students have less computing capacity on their own machine than blade server will provide. #E10_SESS067 #educause10

RT @themba: George Mason claims that they are saving 87% on power by moving to VCL over physical labs, #E10_SESS067 #educause10 low cost per square foot

the GMU VCL is looking to move from AD/LDAP to Shibboleth for inter-campus usage. [possible BlackBoard tie-in?] #E10_SESS067 #educause10

Discussion about software licensing challenges: software per device or per user? [similar to RIAA debate] #E10_SESS067 #educause10

http://vss.umwblogs.org Software Licensing - includes Saas and PaaS as options. includes Vendor perspectives. #E10_SESS067 #educause10

GMU computer lab usage by day/hour/login #educause10 http://twitpic.com/2xjzw4 #E10_SESS067

George Mason claims that they are saving 87% on power by moving to VCL over physical labs, #E10_SESS067 #educause10 low cost per square foot

RT @themba: George Mason claims that they are saving 87% on power by moving to VCL over physical labs, #E10_SESS067 #educause10 low cost per square foot

GMU still providing multimedia and stat labs as well as presentation practice rooms. VCL allows for more funding #E10_SESS067 #educause10

GMU "Collaborative Learning Hub" -> CLUB #E10_SESS067 #educause10

#E10_SESS067 up to $1M construction costs for a 100 seat computer lab. Metric: Range of $3500-$10000 per seat in construction? #educause10

Looking for insight... "Alternatives to traditional computer labs" #educause10 #E10_SESS067

#E10_SESS067 Resources added to Educause 2010 session: "Alternatives to Traditional Campus Computing Labs."

#E10_SESS067 Looking forward 2 discussing alternatives to traditional computer labs next week at this time (well, Pacific time) in Anaheim.


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RT @themba: George Mason claims that they are saving 87% on power by moving to VCL over physical labs, #E10_SESS067 #educause10 low cost per square foot

question: do you get an increase to call desk because VCL is "different"? answer: no, same or less. #E10_SESS067 #educause10

Majority of the time, students have less computing capacity on their own machine than blade server will provide. #E10_SESS067 #educause10

RT @themba: George Mason claims that they are saving 87% on power by moving to VCL over physical labs, #E10_SESS067 #educause10 low cost per square foot

the GMU VCL is looking to move from AD/LDAP to Shibboleth for inter-campus usage. [possible BlackBoard tie-in?] #E10_SESS067 #educause10

Discussion about software licensing challenges: software per device or per user? [similar to RIAA debate] #E10_SESS067 #educause10

http://vss.umwblogs.org Software Licensing - includes Saas and PaaS as options. includes Vendor perspectives. #E10_SESS067 #educause10

GMU computer lab usage by day/hour/login #educause10 http://twitpic.com/2xjzw4 #E10_SESS067

George Mason claims that they are saving 87% on power by moving to VCL over physical labs, #E10_SESS067 #educause10 low cost per square foot

RT @themba: George Mason claims that they are saving 87% on power by moving to VCL over physical labs, #E10_SESS067 #educause10 low cost per square foot

GMU still providing multimedia and stat labs as well as presentation practice rooms. VCL allows for more funding #E10_SESS067 #educause10

GMU "Collaborative Learning Hub" -> CLUB #E10_SESS067 #educause10

#E10_SESS067 up to $1M construction costs for a 100 seat computer lab. Metric: Range of $3500-$10000 per seat in construction? #educause10

Looking for insight... "Alternatives to traditional computer labs" #educause10 #E10_SESS067

#E10_SESS067 Resources added to Educause 2010 session: "Alternatives to Traditional Campus Computing Labs."

#E10_SESS067 Looking forward 2 discussing alternatives to traditional computer labs next week at this time (well, Pacific time) in Anaheim.

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