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ERIC Number: EJ842671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1553-7544
Rebuilding a Dream
Villano, Matt
Campus Technology, v20 n7 p28-29 Mar 2007
A long time ago, revamping a school's telecommunications infrastructure was up there with scaling Mount Everest as one of the toughest challenges around. First up was the task of finding a new PBX. Then came the chore of rewiring the campus. Before long, project costs skyrocketed. Even well-funded IT departments struggled to get the job done. Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) changed everything. Suddenly, with the installation of a simple server and some new phones, IT administrators were able to run telecom over existing data lines, saving money and manpower all the while. In this article, the author discusses how two institutions--the San Mateo County Community College District (California) and Robert Morris University (Pennsylvania)--made this switch and have survived to talk about it. As the two institutions learn firsthand, revamping telecommunications infrastructure is not as difficult as it may seem.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Pennsylvania