Bridging the Gap

Institutional Culture and the Internet of Things: A Response to "Agile.edu"

Posted by Sophia White, National Content Coordinator on Sep 20, 2018 11:24:40 AM

 

Read More

Topics: Technology Trends, Business Officers, Higher Ed Trends

Managing Expectations for The Consumerization of Technology: Lessons Learned from David Hinson

Posted by Sophia White, National Content Coordinator on Jul 16, 2018 4:17:27 PM

In his Drury Magazine article “Techie Talk: A Digital Revolution,” Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff, COO, and CIO David Hinson explores the challenges of managing technology infrastructure in this “brave new technological world.” As the “consumerization of technology” alters expectations for the university space, Hinson argues that leaders must adopt a growth mindset to deliver upon, and plan for, ready access to technology. This access predicates faculty performance and student success, as the well-equipped student will be able to develop the critical thinking skills that facilitate lifelong learning.

Read More

Topics: ResNet, Business Officers, Outsourcing, IT Officers

SUNY Canton/Potsdam featured in ACUHO-I's Talking Stick

Posted by Alex Donnini, Marketing Manager on Dec 15, 2017 2:38:42 PM

Two of Apogee’s university partners, SUNY Canton & SUNY Potsdam, recently published an article in ACUHO’s Talking Stick titled “IT’s Role in Student-First Experiences.”  Authored by housing, IT, and business administrators, it sheds light on a challenge many SUNY institutions are facing: the fierce competition to recruit and retain students, especially within on-campus housing.  This, combined with a sharp increase in Wi-Fi enabled devices using the campus network, develops into a perfect storm.  We’ve seen this at many other institutions in the northeast, where competition to recruit students is cutthroat.  In these desperate times, institutions need to work with providers that align within their strategic plan. Specifically, The SUNY system’s strategic plan highlights two core values that tie nicely into this article: 

Read More

Topics: ResNet, Housing Officers, Business Officers, Outsourcing, IT Officers

How Ithaca College Built a Wi-Fi Roadmap for Growth

Posted by Alex Donnini, Marketing Manager on Oct 16, 2017 8:19:43 AM

Inc. is one of my favorite magazines to read. A recent article particularly intrigued me—it focused on the difference between Generation Z and Millennials and noted that 40% of Generation Z said that working Wi-Fi was more important to them than working bathrooms. How quickly the world has changed. I got to thinking about our nearly 15-year partnership with Ithaca College, and how Wi-Fi is now playing an increasingly important role on campuses. If you visit Ithaca today, you’ll find a world-class Wi-Fi network enjoyed by students, teachers, and guests for everything, everywhere.

Read More

Topics: Northeast, Wireless, Business Officers, Budget

Six Proven Ways to Stay Ahead of Higher-Ed Learning and Living

Posted by Cortney Overstreet, Director of Business Development on Jan 17, 2017 9:42:29 AM

 During the past decade, sweeping technological innovations and student demands began rapidly outpacing traditional educational methods. The impacts of these changes have continued to expand and academic and residential networks across college campuses have felt the pressure rise.

Read More

Topics: ResNet, Student Demand, Mobility, Wi-Fi, Internet, Bandwidth, Business Officers, Outsourcing, Higher Ed Technology, IT Officers, Academic Digitization, Student Affairs, Millennials

Are Schools in the Northeast Prepared for the New Normal?

Posted by Lucas Seelig, Director Of Business Development, Northeast on Aug 3, 2016 4:32:15 PM


The 2020s are beckoning, and a new normal is taking shape in the fiercely-competitive Northeastern higher education landscape. According to the report “Knocking at the College Door,” the states of Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont could see 65,000 fewer students coming through the educational pipeline and moving into higher education by 2028. As a result, graduating high school classes, which will be smaller than the classes of today, will likely be targeted for student recruitment from institutions in neighboring states looking to offset their declines.

Read More

Topics: Student Demand, Wi-Fi, Northeast, Housing Officers, Wireless, Business Officers, Outsourcing, Support, Higher Ed Technology, Student Satisfaction, IT Officers, Video