‘How Holy Cross is Managing the Growth of BYOD’

EdTech

October 5th, 2012 by Holy Cross in the News


In a recent article in EdTech, Patrick Gemme, technical services engineer at the College of the Holy Cross, commented on the influx in wireless Internet traffic on the Hill, and how the increase in mobile units will impact the way in which the College plans to adjust its IT strategy.

“The number of devices on our network has increased threefold in just three years,” said Gemme. “Today, we’re managing 3,000 wireless devices at any one time, compared with 1,000 a few years ago.”

Gemme also noted that each faculty member, staff member, and student brings, on average, three mobile devices to campus: tablets, smartphones, and e-readers.

In order to keep up with this technology boom, Gemme explained that the College plans to upgrade their current IT system to Aruba ClearPass mobile device management software. Among the many advantages of the software, Gemme highlighted the expected increase in usability and safety.

“We’re trying to make it easier for users,” he said. “With ClearPass, everyone can access the Internet…[and] it will [be] much harder to hack in.”

This ‘Holy Cross in the News’ item by David Cotrone ’13.

| More
Tags
Categories
In The News

Comments are closed.

Sort By:
or
04/16/14 Papal Experts Available to Comment on the Canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II
04/16/14 Galician Bagpiper Cristina Pato Named Visiting Artist-in-Residence at Holy Cross
04/16/14 Holy Cross Announces Holy Week and Easter Services
04/16/14 Acclaimed Author Leah Hager Cohen to Give Reading from New Novel ‘No Book but the World’
See All
See All

Featured Videos

See video
Video: First-Year Students Contemplate New Chapter in Life at Escape Retreat

Watch Video >
See video
Video: Holy Cross a Cappella Groups Perform Christmas Classics

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus

04/24/2014

Acclaimed Author Leah Hager Cohen to Give Reading at Holy Cross

See More >
05/02/2014

Gamelan Gita Sari

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News

04/06/14

‘HC student interviews provide secrets to success’

Telegram & Gazette

In a column for the “Business Matters” section in the Telegram & Gazette, Aaron Nicodemus writes about eight seniors at the College of Holy Cross who  interviewed...

03/27/14

PayScale Ranks Holy Cross No. 9 Among Liberal Arts Colleges for Best ROI

The College of the Holy Cross ranks no. 9 among liberal arts college across the country for best return on investment (ROI) according to PayScale, which released its fifth...

03/19/14

A Look Back at 40 Years of Women’s Basketball at Holy Cross

This year, the women’s basketball program at the College of the Holy Cross is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The March issue of Connections, an online publications of...