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We are considering outsourcing our resnet to an external provider.  For those that have done this, can you share some of the successes and pitfalls that you encountered along the way?  Was it cost beneficial?  Our resnet is fully wired and wireless so I am also wondering how this was handled.  Did the outsourcing company lease back the infrastructure from the University?

 

Thanks,

Mike

 

Michael Hizny

Binghamton Univeristy

 

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NETMAN Digest - 29 Nov 2011 to 30 Nov 2011 (#2011-160)

Hello all,

 

We here at Birmingham-Southern College have been outsourcing our ResNet for over seven years now and we couldn’t be happier.  We partnered with Apogee Networks to handle not only the residential network, but also our CATV and campus wireless networks.  I would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have concerning this issue.  Also, I recently wrote an article for Campus Technology about our decision to go with Apogee.  Here is the link:

 

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2011/08/25/no-longer-held-hostage-by-the-student-resnet.aspx?sc_lang=en

 

Please feel free to contact me at the info below.  Thanks!

 

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Jesse McKneely

Director, Infrastructure and Project Management

Birmingham-Southern College

(205) 226-3051

jmckneel@bsc.edu

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