San Francisco State University
San Francisco, California – After experiencing extraordinary growth in enrollment over recent years, San Francisco State saw that their technology and support needs were increasing rapidly. Recognizing that their current network would soon reach capacity, school officials developed an ambitious plan for network expansion. Through a series of phased acquisition projects, they began expanding their housing facilities, adding several large-scale residential communities adjacent to campus. By adding integrated voice, video and data services to each new bed, the existing housing network would expand by an additional 12,000+ connections.
The IT team at Birmingham-Southern College was being ‘held hostage’ by ResNet demands, spending up to 75%-80% of their time and resources on managing, troubleshooting and resolving ResNet issues. Recognizing that ResNet management was severely limiting their ability to advance new technologies and invest in the administrative side of the network, BSC began considering an outside solution.
Georgetown, Texas – Southwestern University found that over 90% of the traffic on its residential network was entertainment-related, causing them to severely restrict services and applications. This dramatically reduced bandwidth-availability for academic purposes, took significant time away from ITS staff, and diverted funds from support services and application development. In searching for a comprehensive solution, Southwestern partnered with Apogee and has since experienced a twelve-fold increase in bandwidth and a refocusing of its ITS Group on core mission projects.
The University of North Texas
Denton, Texas – UNT residence halls were feeling the increased pressure to stay competitive with their Internet connection speeds and faced the challenge of upgrading the entire network infrastructure while finishing major residential expansion projects. By working with Apogee to bring buildings on in stages, UNT was able to seamlessly convert their campus, add wireless capability and redeploy existing staff to a “wish list” of waiting projects.
The Hardin House
Austin, Texas – The Hardin House, located in Austin Texas, is a private women’s dormitory that has served University of Texas students since 1937. Complete with house mothers, housekeepers, and home-cooked meals — Hardin House is the perfect place for college girls located just three blocks from The University of Texas at Austin campus.