Having had a great time at EDUCAUSE 2012 in Denver this year, I wanted to follow-up on an interesting story from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Universities around the country are using technology to drive greater levels of knowledge sharing and improve the effectiveness of education, and our friends at CU Boulder are no excpetion.
A strong example of how Cisco technology is making a difference in the world of education is the University of Colorado (CU) at Boulder. In a session at EDUCAUSE, Max Lopez, senior wireless engineer at CU Boulder, explained the challenges the campus was facing, why they chose Cisco wireless networking technologies to address those challenges, and the results they’ve seen.
With more than 7,000 faculty and staff, and more than 30,000 students, the university was looking to provide its campus with easy, secure, and reliable access to online resources from anywhere at any time. The university selected Cisco to expand its wireless coverage to athletic facilities, the events center, outdoor areas and even university-owned buses to give its students and employees universal network access from any Wi-Fi device, allowing students and staff to be more productive, even when roaming between buildings on campus.