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A little background: We have an unmanaged Cisco wireless N network (meaning each base station has to be configured individually) that covers all our indoor spaces. In a couple of areas the speed of the wireless network can be slow at times. One building is a residence hall that has faculty offices on the first level and the other is a set of classrooms (one of which is a classroom with 20 laptops). The challenge: In discussions with our network person, his proposed solution is to move all the classroom laptops to the wired network and restrict faculty from using the wireless network in the residence hall (because they have wired connections in their offices). When I broached the subject of reviewing the density of base stations, he said it didn't matter because there was no way to guarantee that the load would be spread across the base stations. The direction that has been proposed seems like a poor decision strategically and not supported by what I've seen other places. I know others of you have solved the issue of wireless performance, and I was hoping to get some additional information from folks on how you plan for a high(er) density wireless network. If any of your network staff would be willing to speak directly to my person, that would be very helpful as well. Please feel free to respond to me off-list if you'd like. Mahalo. /kyle --- Kyle Johnson : Dean of Information Services Chaminade University of Honolulu : http://www.chaminade.edu 808.739.8552 (w) : kyle.johnson@chaminade.edu ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- <-------- The information went data way -------- ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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Dear CIO List Colleagues,

I am sharing the Educause ACTI email that went out last week to announce the publication of a new document put together by the Educause ACTI Mobile Web Frameworks group.  While many of you are in various stages of your mobile deployment, I hope that this guide will provide a useful strategic tool for those in early stages of their deployment or assessing their current path.

A quick link to the document is here: http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/developing-campus-mobile-strategy-guidelines-tools-and-best-practices

Best Regards,

Rose Rocchio
Director of ECTG, Office of Information Technology, UCLA
Educause ACTI-MWF Co-Chair

Developing a Campus Mobile Strategy: Guidelines, Tools, and Best Practices

New ACTI White Paper | January 24, 2013

From student populations to faculty and staff, nearly every user interaction that is taking place from a desktop browser is also occurring through smaller-screen phones and tablets. However, not all higher education institutions are the same, and the spectrum of mobile methodologies, strategies, and frameworks used from one school to another can be vast. This document provides general guidelines and best practices to help readers form a high-level mobile strategy.

Key sections:

  • Making the Case for Mobility
  • Thinking Through a Mobility Strategy
  • Developing Institutional Mobility Goals
  • Developing Your Campus Mobile Initiative

Learn how to evaluate and select a mobile web framework that supports your unique institutional environment. Download Now >

Engage

If you have feedback to share or you're interested in learning how you can participate in ACTI, contact us at acti@educause.edu.


********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

A little background: We have an unmanaged Cisco wireless N network (meaning each base station has to be configured individually) that covers all our indoor spaces. In a couple of areas the speed of the wireless network can be slow at times. One building is a residence hall that has faculty offices on the first level and the other is a set of classrooms (one of which is a classroom with 20 laptops). The challenge: In discussions with our network person, his proposed solution is to move all the classroom laptops to the wired network and restrict faculty from using the wireless network in the residence hall (because they have wired connections in their offices). When I broached the subject of reviewing the density of base stations, he said it didn't matter because there was no way to guarantee that the load would be spread across the base stations. The direction that has been proposed seems like a poor decision strategically and not supported by what I've seen other places. I know others of you have solved the issue of wireless performance, and I was hoping to get some additional information from folks on how you plan for a high(er) density wireless network. If any of your network staff would be willing to speak directly to my person, that would be very helpful as well. Please feel free to respond to me off-list if you'd like. Mahalo. /kyle --- Kyle Johnson : Dean of Information Services Chaminade University of Honolulu : http://www.chaminade.edu 808.739.8552 (w) : kyle.johnson@chaminade.edu ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- <-------- The information went data way -------- ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Dear CIO List Colleagues,

I am sharing the Educause ACTI email that went out last week to announce the publication of a new document put together by the Educause ACTI Mobile Web Frameworks group.  While many of you are in various stages of your mobile deployment, I hope that this guide will provide a useful strategic tool for those in early stages of their deployment or assessing their current path.

A quick link to the document is here: http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/developing-campus-mobile-strategy-guidelines-tools-and-best-practices

Best Regards,

Rose Rocchio
Director of ECTG, Office of Information Technology, UCLA
Educause ACTI-MWF Co-Chair

Developing a Campus Mobile Strategy: Guidelines, Tools, and Best Practices

New ACTI White Paper | January 24, 2013

From student populations to faculty and staff, nearly every user interaction that is taking place from a desktop browser is also occurring through smaller-screen phones and tablets. However, not all higher education institutions are the same, and the spectrum of mobile methodologies, strategies, and frameworks used from one school to another can be vast. This document provides general guidelines and best practices to help readers form a high-level mobile strategy.

Key sections:

  • Making the Case for Mobility
  • Thinking Through a Mobility Strategy
  • Developing Institutional Mobility Goals
  • Developing Your Campus Mobile Initiative

Learn how to evaluate and select a mobile web framework that supports your unique institutional environment. Download Now >

Engage

If you have feedback to share or you're interested in learning how you can participate in ACTI, contact us at acti@educause.edu.


********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

A little background: We have an unmanaged Cisco wireless N network (meaning each base station has to be configured individually) that covers all our indoor spaces. In a couple of areas the speed of the wireless network can be slow at times. One building is a residence hall that has faculty offices on the first level and the other is a set of classrooms (one of which is a classroom with 20 laptops). The challenge: In discussions with our network person, his proposed solution is to move all the classroom laptops to the wired network and restrict faculty from using the wireless network in the residence hall (because they have wired connections in their offices). When I broached the subject of reviewing the density of base stations, he said it didn't matter because there was no way to guarantee that the load would be spread across the base stations. The direction that has been proposed seems like a poor decision strategically and not supported by what I've seen other places. I know others of you have solved the issue of wireless performance, and I was hoping to get some additional information from folks on how you plan for a high(er) density wireless network. If any of your network staff would be willing to speak directly to my person, that would be very helpful as well. Please feel free to respond to me off-list if you'd like. Mahalo. /kyle --- Kyle Johnson : Dean of Information Services Chaminade University of Honolulu : http://www.chaminade.edu 808.739.8552 (w) : kyle.johnson@chaminade.edu ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- <-------- The information went data way -------- ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Dear CIO List Colleagues,

I am sharing the Educause ACTI email that went out last week to announce the publication of a new document put together by the Educause ACTI Mobile Web Frameworks group.  While many of you are in various stages of your mobile deployment, I hope that this guide will provide a useful strategic tool for those in early stages of their deployment or assessing their current path.

A quick link to the document is here: http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/developing-campus-mobile-strategy-guidelines-tools-and-best-practices

Best Regards,

Rose Rocchio
Director of ECTG, Office of Information Technology, UCLA
Educause ACTI-MWF Co-Chair

Developing a Campus Mobile Strategy: Guidelines, Tools, and Best Practices

New ACTI White Paper | January 24, 2013

From student populations to faculty and staff, nearly every user interaction that is taking place from a desktop browser is also occurring through smaller-screen phones and tablets. However, not all higher education institutions are the same, and the spectrum of mobile methodologies, strategies, and frameworks used from one school to another can be vast. This document provides general guidelines and best practices to help readers form a high-level mobile strategy.

Key sections:

  • Making the Case for Mobility
  • Thinking Through a Mobility Strategy
  • Developing Institutional Mobility Goals
  • Developing Your Campus Mobile Initiative

Learn how to evaluate and select a mobile web framework that supports your unique institutional environment. Download Now >

Engage

If you have feedback to share or you're interested in learning how you can participate in ACTI, contact us at acti@educause.edu.


********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

A little background: We have an unmanaged Cisco wireless N network (meaning each base station has to be configured individually) that covers all our indoor spaces. In a couple of areas the speed of the wireless network can be slow at times. One building is a residence hall that has faculty offices on the first level and the other is a set of classrooms (one of which is a classroom with 20 laptops). The challenge: In discussions with our network person, his proposed solution is to move all the classroom laptops to the wired network and restrict faculty from using the wireless network in the residence hall (because they have wired connections in their offices). When I broached the subject of reviewing the density of base stations, he said it didn't matter because there was no way to guarantee that the load would be spread across the base stations. The direction that has been proposed seems like a poor decision strategically and not supported by what I've seen other places. I know others of you have solved the issue of wireless performance, and I was hoping to get some additional information from folks on how you plan for a high(er) density wireless network. If any of your network staff would be willing to speak directly to my person, that would be very helpful as well. Please feel free to respond to me off-list if you'd like. Mahalo. /kyle --- Kyle Johnson : Dean of Information Services Chaminade University of Honolulu : http://www.chaminade.edu 808.739.8552 (w) : kyle.johnson@chaminade.edu ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- <-------- The information went data way -------- ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Dear CIO List Colleagues,

I am sharing the Educause ACTI email that went out last week to announce the publication of a new document put together by the Educause ACTI Mobile Web Frameworks group.  While many of you are in various stages of your mobile deployment, I hope that this guide will provide a useful strategic tool for those in early stages of their deployment or assessing their current path.

A quick link to the document is here: http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/developing-campus-mobile-strategy-guidelines-tools-and-best-practices

Best Regards,

Rose Rocchio
Director of ECTG, Office of Information Technology, UCLA
Educause ACTI-MWF Co-Chair

Developing a Campus Mobile Strategy: Guidelines, Tools, and Best Practices

New ACTI White Paper | January 24, 2013

From student populations to faculty and staff, nearly every user interaction that is taking place from a desktop browser is also occurring through smaller-screen phones and tablets. However, not all higher education institutions are the same, and the spectrum of mobile methodologies, strategies, and frameworks used from one school to another can be vast. This document provides general guidelines and best practices to help readers form a high-level mobile strategy.

Key sections:

  • Making the Case for Mobility
  • Thinking Through a Mobility Strategy
  • Developing Institutional Mobility Goals
  • Developing Your Campus Mobile Initiative

Learn how to evaluate and select a mobile web framework that supports your unique institutional environment. Download Now >

Engage

If you have feedback to share or you're interested in learning how you can participate in ACTI, contact us at acti@educause.edu.


********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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