Bridging the Gap

How Generation Z is Changing Higher Education

Posted by Sophia White, National Content Coordinator on May 8, 2017 10:00:42 AM

“Generation Z”: the still-mysterious yet wildly important generation that has worked its way into the Higher Ed sphere. While their predecessors, the Millennials, are “the most researched generation in history” according to Vision Critical, we’re still figuring out how Gen Z will behave in the real world, and how their departure from the Millennial mentality will affect Higher Education operations.

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Topics: Social Media, Gen Z, Snapchat, Higher Ed Technology, Video, Millennials

Waiting for the IT Budget Recovery? What Schools Can Consider Now

Posted by Megan Rosati, Director Of Business Development, Ohio Valley on Mar 21, 2017 10:54:02 AM

I was intrigued by an October 2016 blog post in Inside Higher Ed titled “Still Waiting for Recovery.” It reports on a Campus Computing survey which finds that nearly a decade after the financial crisis began, many college and university IT officers note their budgets still haven’t recovered. They say the combination of budget cuts and ongoing demands for new services, top professionals and the latest technology is putting them in a tough position.

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Topics: CIO, Outsourcing, Support, Higher Ed Technology, IT 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.

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

Tailoring the Education Experience to Today's Digital Natives

Posted by Laurie Panu, Director of Business Development, Mid-West on Oct 27, 2016 10:34:45 AM

Internet is Not an Amenity, it is an Expectation

K-12 students are digital natives from their toddler years. Access to technology is all they’ve known.

At school, they continuously learn and master an ever-expanding array of tools, seeking a learning experience that models the real world – a world in which work and play go hand in hand.

Spoiled for choice and armed with a constant feedback loop online, our kids see a problem and don’t hesitate to take matters into their own hands. As a mother of two college-age children, I’ve seen how students bombard social media and explore off-campus housing options if they are unhappy with their school’s internet and video amenities. My daughter left her residential hall because the lack of Wi-Fi was a major hassle.

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Topics: Student Demand, Social Media, Wi-Fi, Internet, Outsourcing, Higher Ed Technology, Student Satisfaction, Video

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.

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

Wireless is Like Water


Wireless is like water, you’ve got to have it. Seamless connectivity is now an institutional imperative that cuts across all facets of living, teaching and learning. It’s a business decision that’s key to giving your school a competitive advantage.

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Topics: Wi-Fi, Competitive Advantage, Connectivity, Wireless, Business Officers, Outsourcing, Support, Higher Ed Technology