Technology is helping facilities managers achieve significant efficiencies, although not everyone agrees on who should be responsible for what.
The University of Central Florida has is wrapping up a multi-year implementation of new enterprise applications that includes a combination of Oracle software and Sun hardware to streamline its administrative processes and help manage student growth.
New York University has completed construction of an underground co-generation plant that's expected to save the university between $5 million and $8 million annually in energy costs.
The University of Iowa in Iowa City will be expanding its use of environmental control technology in its labs as those buildings are constructed or renovated.
Baltimore's Coppin State University is the site of a new 500 kilowatt photovoltaic plant that will go online this spring.
In an effort to support electronic learning initiatives on and off its campus, a small college in rural South Carolina will be overhauling its IT infrastructure with a new wired and wireless network.
Meraki is taking Cisco head-on and entering the wired networking gear space with the release of two new routers intended for branch deployment. However, the company, which up until now has specialized in catering to the wireless space, continues its practice of pushing device management into the cloud.
Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA recently flipped the switch on a new solar installation that has the capacity to generate 104.3 kilowatts of electricity.
NetApp has launched a parade of products and other new technologies intended to provide customers with the components they need to build the kind of shared IT infrastructure that's inherent to cloud computing operations.
Meraki has released a couple of new access points (APs) in its 802.11n family, boosting performance and lowering cost.