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ERIC Number: EJ833460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan-1
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1553-7544
There's Gold in Those Contracts
Diaz, Russell
Campus Technology, v22 n5 p22-25 Jan 2009
In 2006, when the author joined the staff at Dominican College (New York), he discovered that the network, computers, and IT contracts were in sorry shape. He also found that this kind of condition is common in small colleges. Such a state of affairs is usually brought about by the unrelenting demands placed on small IT staffs. IT staffers at small schools pretty much spend their days running around just trying to keep up with the day-to-day work. That overwhelming volume of work--teamed with an ongoing lack of funds--frequently leads to neglected systems and contracts. In order to stabilize the network and greatly improve the services to students and faculty, the author decided to reduce the operating expenses and used the savings to pay for the system upgrades. As a result, the services have greatly improved, to the benefit of students, faculty, and administrative and IT staff, and the network is now stable. Here, the author discusses how he approached the task and how one can upgrade the eroding systems he/she has just inherited.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York