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Dear All, a quick question.

Our University is being pushed, as a cost saving measure,  to move our Bb installation from being hosted (by Bb)  to – in-house. Any pro’s or con’s that I should know …?

Personally I am not excited about moving away from a hosted solution, however … there are budget pressures and of course we need to build capacity and knowledge here on our own.

Thanks,

uli

 

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Ulrich,

Hood College has hosted since 2000 with few issues.  The platform is not very demanding, so it is not an expensive hardware event.  Our Platforms technician installs and maintains the OS but our Instructional Technologist maintains the Bb system and its patches.

We started as a “Basic” school but have been on “Enterprise” for the last three years, at the current version (9.x).

Neil Fay

CTO, Hood College

 

Dalhousie University upgraded to Bb Learn 9 hosted by Blackboard. To migrate there is far less a cost savings than a shift in cost, at least in this Canadian-hosted solution. I’d be happy to discuss the experience off-list.

 

Dwight Fischer

 

 

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Assistant Vice President, CIO

Information Technology Services (ITS)

Dalhousie University

Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

902-494-2215

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I agree, there isn’t a cost savings, you’ll either be spending the same money somewhere else (probably on people and infrastructure) and providing a lower level of service to the institution over all.  My experience with the Managed Hosting solution from Bb has been nothing but positive.  After migrating to hosting we increased our uptime and over service and reliability to the institution.

 

I’m happy to talk with you as well.

 

Paul

 

 

 

Paul Fisher

Assoc. CIO

Seton Hall University

(973)275-2929

Paul.fisher@shu.edu

 

As long as the Bb installation is not beta/customized, as they supplied to NM a few years ago.....

>>> Paul E Fisher <Paul.Fisher@SHU.EDU> 6/14/2012 12:12 PM >>>

I agree, there isn’t a cost savings, you’ll either be spending the same money somewhere else (probably on people and infrastructure) and providing a lower level of service to the institution over all.  My experience with the Managed Hosting solution from Bb has been nothing but positive.  After migrating to hosting we increased our uptime and over service and reliability to the institution.

 

I’m happy to talk with you as well.

 

Paul

 

 

 

Paul Fisher

Assoc. CIO

Seton Hall University

(973)275-2929

Paul.fisher@shu.edu