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Hi all,

 

We have a position open for a Database and IT Specialist at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. The position closes on September 5th. Please help us spread the word!

 

Best wishes,

Jonathan

Jonathan Lindsay '98 | Assistant Director Annual Giving & Alumni Programs | The Evergreen State College | lindsayj@evergreen.edu | 360.867.6569

 

Information Technology Specialist 2 (Database and IT Specialist)

 

Bulletin number: 2012-042NJ

Opens: 8/13/2012

Closing date: 9/5/2012
Note: The college will be closed on 9/3/2012 in observance of Labor Day.

The Evergreen State College is committed to prohibiting discrimination and to building a diverse faculty and staff and has both a non-discrimination policy and an affirmative action plan. We strongly encourage qualified persons of all races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, people with disabilities, persons over forty, women, Vietnam Era and disabled veterans to apply.

SPECIAL NOTE
There is currently one full-time classified, overtime eligible Information Technology Specialist 2 position available at The Evergreen State College.  The candidate pool established from this announcement may be used to fill comparable permanent, full-time, part-time and temporary vacancies in the future. 

COLLEGE PROFILE
The Evergreen State College is a progressive, public liberal arts and sciences college located in Olympia, Washington, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  Since opening its doors in 1971, Evergreen has established a national reputation for leadership in developing innovative interdisciplinary, collaborative and team-taught academic programs.  The college has a vibrant undergraduate program, graduate programs, and several public service centers that constitute a unique academic setting.  The college values a student-centered learning environment, a link between theory and practice, and a multicultural community of diverse faculty, students and staff working together.  Current enrollment is approximately 4,800.  For more information about Evergreen, please visit our college catalog or our website: http://www.evergreen.edu

COMPENSATION

  • Experience and training may be considered in salary placement.
  • Salary range is $3,726 to $4,888 per month of full-time work of work.
  • A full benefits package which includes: generous sick leave and vacation leave each year; paid holidays; a generous medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.  For more information about Evergreen’s excellent employee benefits, view http://www.evergreen.edu/payroll/employeebenefits.htm
  • Staff are eligible for a free local bus/transit pass; and
  • After completion of the probationary period, employees are eligible for the tuition waiver program.


POSITION PURPOSE
The Information Technology Specialist 2 (Database and IT Specialist) serves as the primary customer relationship management (CRM) database administrator for the Development and Alumni Programs team and as such, mines the database and extracts data for the purposes of direct marketing, maintains and updates data to ensure data integrity within the database and prepares datasets for use by colleagues in direct mail, e-marketing, telemarketing, and for research purposes.

NATURE AND SCOPE 
Under general supervision of the Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Programs, the position follows established procedures and protocols to contribute to the day-to-day delivery of Evergreen’s annual giving program, alumni programs communications, major and planned giving programs and other development initiatives requiring data and/or technical support. The position works collaboratively within the Advancement Division and campus community to ensure data standards are achieved and technology solutions are accessible to both highly technical and non-technical staff. The position also provides general technical support for Development and Alumni Programs technology solutions.  This position may assist in strategic information technology planning for the Division.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Three years experience in the following areas:
    • Mining and extracting data from CRM (customer relationship management) database software, e.g. SCT Banner, Raiser’s Edge or similar, as well as maintaining the database and preparing data for the purposes of fundraising, direct marketing, telemarketing and e-marketing.
    • Using Microsoft Access and Excel to mine and to extract data from a CRM database.
    • Analyzing, designing, programming, installing and maintaining computer software applications, hardware, telecommunications and network infra-structure equipment, providing customer and technical support in information technology and managing complex software upgrades.
  • Experience in higher education, fundraising, and non-profit organizations.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System Administration (75%)

  • Develop, build and execute complex queries using a (CRM) database for the purposes of direct marketing, telemarketing, research (data mining), and reporting.
  • Extract constituent segments and prepare segments for a variety of uses including telemarketing, e-marketing, direct mail.
  • Perform general maintenance of the constituent database to ensure database integrity through extensive data clean up of database constituent records including data entry.
  • Hire, train and coordinate student employees for the purposes of data entry and maintenance.  Regularly check student work for accuracy.
  • Maintain the database validation forms, control forms and other related processes, as well as be responsible for associated documentation.
  • Assure compliance with campus security protocols for computer systems and in consultation with Computing and Communications assure that systems unique to Development and Alumni Programs meet similar requirements.
  • Collaborate and/or negotiate with the campus-wide Banner Users Group on data entry standards, use of database forms, and other shared and related issues.


Technical Support/Troubleshooting (10%)

  • Serve as technical support for software applications for Development and Alumni Programs including using, maintaining, testing upgrades and new systems, and general troubleshooting.  Software and related systems include but are not limited to: Banner, CashNet On-Line Giving, RuffaloCody CampusCall, Greater Giving Auction Pay, Basecamp online project management system, My Emma (e-marketing).
  • Provide primary technical support for Evergreen’s Annual Fund.  Provide operational/technical support for the campus call center including software application and hardware maintenance.
  • Provide support for event management using Banner and third-party software solutions.
  • Resolve technical problems in consultation with Computing and Communications and Client Services including interfaces between Development and Alumni Programs and administrative computer systems, network security and user role management.


Project/Upgrade Support (5%)

  • Under guidance from project managers and in collaboration with Computing and Communications, assist in implementing new applications (e.g. alumni constituent community, matching gifts) and upgrading existing applications (e.g. CashNet On-Line Giving, RuffaloCody CampusCall telemarketing system) to meet strategic priorities including defining the scope, scheduling design, maintenance, testing and quality assurance of the applications.
  • Assist clients with defining and prioritizing data requirements and understanding the scope of the project including system capabilities and limitations.
  • Oversee the work of vendors responsible for installing the systems.
  • Coordinate projects related to including new sources of information to the database (e.g. constituent screenings, alumni directory, student roll, matching gifts).
  • Work with Computing and Communications unit to establish and utilize test and production environments for relevant modules of college wide systems.


Training / Documentation (5%)

  • In a collaborative environment assess training needs, approaches, and course materials for Development and Alumni Programs systems.
  • Conduct user training, including but not limited to CRM database and Microsoft Access.
  • Create system and user documentation and instruct users on system software.
  • Identify and document data entry standards and update procedures manuals.


Additional Duties (5%)

  • Field customer service requests and needs from across campus.
  • Other duties as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to mine and to extract data from databases for the purpose of fundraising, direct marketing, telemarketing, specifically using Excel and Access.
  • Ability to develop, build and execute complex queries using a CRM database for the purpose of direct marketing, telemarketing and research (data mining), specifically using Excel and Access.
  • Ability to prepare datasets for use in direct marketing, fundraising, telemarketing, e-marketing.
  • Ability to maintain CRM databases specifically related to fundraising, direct marketing, telemarketing.
  • Knowledge of CRM databases specifically related to fundraising, telemarketing, direct marketing, e-marketing.
  • Ability to maintain a constituent database and to employ strategies for ensuring data integrity.
  • Knowledge of alumni community, matching gift, and online giving software systems.
  • Ability to use and to maintain alumni community, matching gift and online giving software systems.
  • Ability to develop, build and execute complex queries in order to produce reports. 
  • Advanced skill and ability in using Microsoft Excel and Access.
  • Ability to safeguard confidential information and to adhere to database security protocols.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate specialized technical information in understandable terms to management, faculty and staff.
  • Ability to provide timely, comprehensive technical support, including diagnostics, troubleshooting, and repair, for colleagues in Development and Alumni Programs.
  • Ability to assist with implementing new technology.
  • Knowledge of fundraising terminology and Council for the Advancement & Support of Education (CASE) Management & Reporting Standards as well as generally accepted fundraising and accounting terminology and principles.
  • Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse staff, faculty, students, customers and the public.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective collaborative working relationships with diverse groups of employees at all levels with the college.
  • Ability to prioritize a variety of projects and assignments requiring a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to employ effective problem solving, analytical, and time management skills.
  • Ability to conduct system analysis related to Development and Alumni Programs software.
  • Ability to train end-users in basic business functions and processes related to computer programs and applications and to create associated training and documentation.
  • Ability to hire, train and oversee student workers in data entry projects and in doing so, ensure a high degree of accuracy in their work.
  • Ability to thrive in a team-oriented, fast-paced collaborative environment.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Must provide proof of identity and employment eligibility within three days of beginning work and may be required to submit to a background check; and
  • This position is assigned to part of the institution that is covered by a union shop provision of the Department of Personnel/Higher Education Division.  Therefore, new employees are required to pay dues to the Federation of State Employees within thirty days of their hiring date.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please carefully read the job bulletin and submit all requested items by the closing date listed above.  The committee in its screening of applicants will assume your abilities and experience include only those elements specifically documented within your application materials.

TO SUCCESSFULLY APPLY AND BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION YOU MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT ALL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:

1.    Possess the skills and abilities required to perform the position;
2.    Complete the General Application form (Word | PDF); and
3.    Complete a Key Skills and Abilities Inventory form (Word | PDF) to indicate your ability to perform the essential functions of the position.

By submitting a completed application for this position you are acknowledging that all of the information that you have submitted to apply for this job is true and complete to the best of your knowledge. You understand that The Evergreen State College may verify this information and that untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if you are hired. If invited for an on campus interview, you may be required to pay your own travel expenses.

Materials may be submitted using any one of the following options:
 
Email: jobline@evergreen.edu
Mail: The Evergreen State College
Human Resource Services, Library Bldg Room 3102
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA  98505
Fax: (360) 867-6823
Or in person to the Human Resource Services office, Libray Building room 3102.

Application materials submitted to the College become property of the College and will not be returned.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, call the Human Resource Services Office at (360) 867-5361 (voice), or (360) 867-6834 (TTY) or email your request to jobline@evergreen.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

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We are just beginning the process of exploring a new ID card solution. We would be interested in hearing what other schools use and about their satisfaction. If you have a moment, we would appreciate your response to the following questions:

 

ID Card Vendor:

 

Do you use this vendor for Food Services and/or Campus Bookstore as well?

 

Are you engaged in a “community merchant” program with your vendor?

 

Would you define your system as “affordable”?

 

Has your support experience been favorable?

 

How easy has it been to integrate this solution with your ERP (if applicable)?

 

How satisfied are you with your solution (please elaborate if possible)?

 

Thank you,

My Pleasure to Serve,

 

Eric R. Wohlford, MBA

MCDST, MCP, A+, Network+

_______________________________

Manager of Network Services and Campus Facilities

Bluefield College

3000 College Drive

Bluefield, VA

Office – 276.326.4278

Fax – 276.326.4288

www.bluefield.edu

 

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                All I can say, CardSmith! We switched from NuVision and we love CardSmith!

 

                Thanks.

 

Phillip Morley
Data Center Administrator | Information Technology

McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157
( Office: (410) 857-2540
y E-mail: pmorley@mcdaniel.edu

 

ID Card Vendor:

CBORD/CSGold

 

Do you use this vendor for Food Services and/or Campus Bookstore as well?:

Yes. We partner with Sodexo for our food services. They have Micros at the dining hall and café. They use a CBORD terminal at the other location. Meal plans and dining dollars are managed through the CBORD system. We are integrated with Nebraska for our campus bookstore. The system uses their current cash register. The CBORD system manages the CruCash and book vouchers they can use at the bookstore.

 

Are you engaged in a “community merchant” program with your vendor?:

Yes. We are partnered with CBORD’s off-campus program, UGRYD. We currently have 15 merchants.

 

Would you define your system as “affordable”?:

I was not here for the evaluation process so I don’t have comparison data. My sense is that it is not an inexpensive solution. However, it is a feature rich integrated solution.

 

Has your support experience been favorable?:

Yes and no. Sometimes CBORD is quick to respond to issues. Other times it can be weeks before I receive a call from them. Their support is divided into divisions based on the products. Some divisions are much quicker to respond than others. They have generally responded quickly to critical requests.

 

How easy has it been to integrate this solution with your ERP (if applicable)?:

We have scheduled extracts from Jenzabar that are then imported into CSGold. It’s a fairly straight forward process. Since you are also Jenzabar, we’d be glad to share.

 

How satisfied are you with your solution (please elaborate if possible)?:

For the most part I am satisfied. There are always challenges, but we have been able to work with CBORD to work through most of them.

 

As a side note, we also use them for access control. Most of our challenges have been around access control. The one card system itself has been reliable and fairly low maintenance.

 

Brent Harris

Associate Vice President for Information Technology

Office 254-295-4658 Fax 254-295-4221

UMHB Box 8005 900 College Street Belton, Texas 76513

 

ID Card Vendor:  NuVision for dining hall and id car; Sielox Pinnacle for Building Access

 

Do you use this vendor for Food Services and/or Campus Bookstore as well?  Yes for dining services dining hall and snack bar (we have a Point of sale system at the snack bar and do cash, declining balance and meal plan equivalencies; no for campus bookstore (but I believe we could - we have an on line bookstore these days rather than a bricks and mortar store ); there is some interest in using the declining balance feature of NuVision for our "student store" purchases (our student store is bricks and mortar) and we have the necessary hardware for this - but there are some non-technical issues still to work out with our business office

 

Are you engaged in a “community merchant” program with your vendor?  Not sure what you are asking here - we do not have our id cards usable downtown for purchases - we do not have 16 digit id number similar to credit card/debit card number (doing a mind blank on what this is called).

 

Would you define your system as “affordable”? Yes, that is why we the id card/dining hall component years ago and then the building access 3rd party piece maybe about 4 years ago

 

Has your support experience been favorable?  Yes, for the most part.  It is a small company

 

How easy has it been to integrate this solution with your ERP (if applicable)?  Our vendor did this for us.  We did have to map out our side of the data.  I do recall that there was much we did not know at the time (we didn't know what we didn't know) - and of course short time frames to get the system in and integration working as the students were shortly arriving on campus

 

How satisfied are you with your solution (please elaborate if possible)?  The other players were so high cost that our small size and economies of scale issues made them cost prohibitive and not workable here.  NuVision (and Pinnacle) give us a lot of functionality (there are many features we are not using - such as vendor machines, laundry, etc.) and integration that we would not have been able to obtain otherwise (and the "systems" we were replacing were wholly inadequate).  We've been able to implement anything our Business Office or Student Life have been able to expect and ask for.  So we have been satisfied...


Feel free to contact me for any additional information.


Janice

 

On 2/12/2013 12:13 PM, Eric Wohlford wrote:

We are just beginning the process of exploring a new ID card solution. We would be interested in hearing what other schools use and about their satisfaction. If you have a moment, we would appreciate your response to the following questions:

 

ID Card Vendor:

 

Do you use this vendor for Food Services and/or Campus Bookstore as well?

 

Are you engaged in a “community merchant” program with your vendor?

 

Would you define your system as “affordable”?

 

Has your support experience been favorable?

 

How easy has it been to integrate this solution with your ERP (if applicable)?

 

How satisfied are you with your solution (please elaborate if possible)?

 

Thank you,

My Pleasure to Serve,

 

Eric R. Wohlford, MBA

MCDST, MCP, A+, Network+

_______________________________

Manager of Network Services and Campus Facilities

Bluefield College

3000 College Drive

Bluefield, VA

Office – 276.326.4278

Fax – 276.326.4288

www.bluefield.edu

 

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Janice Gildawie
Director of Information Technology
Bard College at Simon's Rock
84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA  01230
(413) 528-7698 (voice)
(413) 528-7405 (fax)
jgildawie@simons-rock.edu
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Hello,
 
I don’t get to Anaheim until Tuesday evening so I can’t make the F2F meeting but it sounds like minutes or notes will be posted. 
 
But I’m also wondering if we might be able to organize a F2F lunch or get together between sessions for a licensing discussion.
 
The University of Washington is wrestling with some of the same issues as the rest of the community,
  • Confusing contracts and terms
  • Costs
  • Eligibility issues
  • Distribution
 
I read and occasionally respond to the list but it’s always nice to see folks face to face.
 
Sandra
 
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Sandra J McGowan
Assistant Director, Customer Service & Support
UW Information Technology
University of Washington
C-3000 UW Tower
UW Mailbox:  359540
Phone: +1 206 543-3709
Fax: 206 685-4321
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Hello All,

 

First let me apologize if similar postings have been made I could not find any with these questions in the archives.

 

We have been asked to look into Self-Provisioning of Guest Accounts, and we are not all that sure where to start.  Most of the solutions I have seen are tied to the Wireless Vendors.

 

Currently we are using Ruckus Wireless and it’s built in Guest Access for this which is a sponsor based system.  It’s actually a very simple system.  

 

Our Questions:

 

1.       If you use a self-provision system whom is your vendor, or is it homegrown?

 

2.       What are your Security Concerns, and are you a Sponsor Based system or a Self-Provisioning system?

 

3.       What is your staff to user ratio?

 

Thank you,

 

My Pleasure to Serve,

 

Eric R. Wohlford, MBA

MCDST, MCP, A+, Network+

_______________________________

Manager of Network Services

Bluefield College

3000 College Drive

Bluefield, VA

Office – 276.326.4278

Fax – 276.326.4288

www.bluefield.edu

 

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Message from bullmark@cisco.com

Yeah… unfortunately we are not developers and don’t use workspaces so I have no idea how to get to /ws… Can you either zip that up and post or if too big we can agree on an FTP server somewhere to place it.

 

Thanks

 

Message from bullmark@cisco.com

...sorry - replied to wrong thread - please disregard...

Eric,

 

Though we are a Cisco shop, we haven’t found a lot of value in the built-in guest access capabilities. Our requirements boil down to:

 

-          Guests can self-provision via portal on Guest SSID

-          They use 10-digit text-capable mobile number

-          We text them back a password

-          We use firewall rules/policies to restrict what they can do

-          Each guest gets a generous amount of bandwidth

-          Our own users can log in through the portal with their own credentials, but is rate limited to the point where they won’t want to be on it for very long

 

We have no interest in social media credentials for login, despite WLAN vendors pushing that.

 

To meet the above, we found it easiest to use a BlueSocket BSC controller (stand-alone appliance).  It’s a complete controller for the Bluesocket WLAN (they were bought by Adtran) and we helped them to develop the functionality. We use about 10% of the entire box’s capabilities, but it works beautifully for how we wanted our guest access to work. I wish Adtran would spin it out as a 3rd party guest access appliance option running on VM, but they seem to be an odd conglomeration to talk to.

 

The latest Meraki WLAN feature set also does a nice job of using Twilio  for texting guests their password in a functionality that is close to what Bluesocket gives us, and we use it in one remote location with great success

 

Staff to user is hard to quantify without more context.

 

-Lee Badman

 

 

 

1. In the past, we had a homegrown system for creation of guest passes based around a web app that tweaked iptables rules. These days we use Juniper/Trapeze SmartPass, which gives us flexible delegation rights to non-IT staff to create guest access, and integrates nicely with our wireless controllers. Long term, though, since Juniper appears to be in the early stages of phasing out SmartPass, we're investigating replacing it with CloudPath, which we already have deployed for user on-boarding. 2. We are completely sponsor based, no pure self provisioning. Our concerns are: - At least a minimal degree of accountability (we can always track down the staff member who made the account, while the same can't be said for anonymous guests drifting through campus). - Ensuring that guest wifi isn't used as a means of bypassing other policies, such as AUP suspensions of systems or HR policies. (We've actually had some staff come to us and ask for 3 month long access for pseudo-employees getting paid through means other than payroll. We said no, and referred them to the appropriate departments.) - Keeping guest users sandboxed somewhere that we can apply controls above and beyond those on our normal user population. To also echo what Lee said, we're staying away from the whole social media, which for our use case smells like a solution in search of a problem. Given the ease with which anyone can create an identity, it's effectively equivalent to anonymous access, but with more work for us to maintain. 3. Depends on how you want to slice it. There are four of us in networking, but we have about 30 non-IT staff across campus who can also manage guest wifi access, plus that number is planned to roughly double in the next few months. As for users, we have about 6000 students. And for guest users - well, if we had a good way to count them then they'd be staff and wouldn't count as guests anymore ;-) Frank Sweetser fs at wpi.edu | For every problem, there is a solution that Manager of Network Operations | is simple, elegant, and wrong. Worcester Polytechnic Institute | - HL Mencken On 03/03/2014 12:30 PM, Eric Wohlford wrote: > Hello All, > > First let me apologize if similar postings have been made I could not find any > with these questions in the archives. > > We have been asked to look into Self-Provisioning of Guest Accounts, and we > are not all that sure where to start. Most of the solutions I have seen are > tied to the Wireless Vendors. > > Currently we are using Ruckus Wireless and it’s built in Guest Access for this > which is a sponsor based system. It’s actually a very simple system. > > Our Questions: > > 1.If you use a self-provision system whom is your vendor, or is it homegrown? > > 2.What are your Security Concerns, and are you a Sponsor Based system or a > Self-Provisioning system? > > 3.What is your staff to user ratio? > > Thank you, > > My Pleasure to Serve, > > Eric R. Wohlford, MBA > > MCDST, MCP, A+, Network+ > > _______________________________ > > Manager of Network Services > > *Bluefield College*** > > 3000 College Drive > > Bluefield, VA > > *Office –*276.326.4278 > > *Fax – *276.326.4288 > > www.bluefield.edu > > Description: Description: bluefield_rgb_horizontal_small > > ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE > Constituent Group discussion list can be found at > http://www.educause.edu/groups/. > ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Eric,

 

We are currently using ClearPass Policy Manager as our 802.1X RADIUS server. We are planning on using their integrated Guest functionality for both self-registration and sponsored access.

 

Although the ClearPass solution is owned by a wireless vendor (Aruba Networks), the solution is multi-vendor, based on their acquisitions of Avenda Networks Server and Amigopod Guest Management.

 

Bruce Osborne

Network Engineer – Wireless Team

IT Network Services

 

(434) 592-4229

 

LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

Training Champions for Christ since 1971

 

From: Eric Wohlford [mailto:ewohlford@BLUEFIELD.EDU]
Sent: Monday, March 3, 2014 12:30 PM
Subject: Wireless Gust Account Provision Type:

 

Hello All,

 

First let me apologize if similar postings have been made I could not find any with these questions in the archives.

 

We have been asked to look into Self-Provisioning of Guest Accounts, and we are not all that sure where to start.  Most of the solutions I have seen are tied to the Wireless Vendors.

 

Currently we are using Ruckus Wireless and it’s built in Guest Access for this which is a sponsor based system.  It’s actually a very simple system.  

 

Our Questions:

 

1.      If you use a self-provision system whom is your vendor, or is it homegrown?

 

2.      What are your Security Concerns, and are you a Sponsor Based system or a Self-Provisioning system?

 

3.      What is your staff to user ratio?

 

Thank you,

 

My Pleasure to Serve,

 

Eric R. Wohlford, MBA

MCDST, MCP, A+, Network+

_______________________________

Manager of Network Services

Bluefield College

3000 College Drive

Bluefield, VA

Office – 276.326.4278

Fax – 276.326.4288

www.bluefield.edu

 

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Eric,

The eduroam team (www.eduroam.us) is developing a system to help with visitors that do not have eduroam credentials,
using the security and power of 802.1X. Which can address your question...
Why register everywhere you go?

We have tried to approach owners of hotspots (e.g coffee shop etc...) to try to have them carry the eduroam SSID.
Very few of them were interested because eduroam doesn't cover many of their users (read: the interest decreases exponentially
as the distance from the campus increases).

So, we came up with ANYROAM credentials (roaming credentials for visitors), 
and we are trying to convince Hotspots to carry ANYROAM and eduroam at the same time
(we are doing a pilot in Knoxville, TN). The principle is simple: 
Use your social credentials (or create your own) to load an EAP-TLS certificate that will be valid:
1) At every ANYROAM hotspot (no geographical limit)
2) At schools that have eduroam and decide to also accept ANYROAM credentials.

We plan to reinforce the Social Credentials with a Micro-Payment by credit card to link both identifiers.
(or a school can get a "bag" of ANYROAM tokens for visitors that they want to sponsor directly)

This system has many advantage:

-ANYROAM and eduroam are completely complementary
-It  enables campuses to use ANYROAM credentials to welcome visitors (and that can be done on the existing eduroam SSID!!)
-One Quick and secure provisioning of visitors (one EAP-TLS cert can work at thousands of locations)
-It could greatly increase the adoption of eduroam beyond the campus
-Handling visitors with 802.1X gives the campus (or the HotSpot) a lot of controls (or contact us if it's out of control)
-Users join instantly without having to discover SSIDs or registration methods
-The eduroam generation will be able to enjoy a system they know after they graduate (or you can give ANYROAM credentials to alumni)
-Ready for HotSpot2.0!

We will see how our first pilot develops in Knoxville...
Our intention is to create roaming ecosystems around campuses to benefit both communities: non-edu and edu.

Philippe

p.s. CloudPath Networks is providing the Enrollment System for EAP-TLS certs


Philippe Hanset

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2014 Strategic Priorities

  • Building the Profession
  • IT as a Game Changer
  • Foundations


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