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ResNet Costs Growing, Yet Fewer Institutions Have a Strategic Plan

A recent survey among IT, housing and business people at colleges and universities found that the number of schools with a strategic plan incorporating the ResNet has fallen from 62 percent in 2017 to 52 percent this year.

Smartphones, NetFlix Having Biggest Impact on ResNet

For the first time, smartphones top the list for having the greatest potential impact on bandwidth consumption on campus, surpassing desktop computers and laptops. In a survey on residential networks ("ResNets"), respondents consisting of IT, housing and business people at colleges and universities were asked to rate a list of devices based on the impact each could have on bandwidth consumption for the ResNet in coming years. iPhones and Androids were rated as having the most severe impact among 73 percent of survey participants, an 11 percentage point jump over 2017.

Grappling with IoT Growth on Campus

Universities share how the expanding Internet of Things is impacting their institutions, from the sheer volume of data to staffing issues and the overall potential for students.

New U Minnesota Network Expands IoT Capacity

A network revamp at the University of Minnesota is providing wireless connectivity for 48,000 students, 18,000 faculty and staff and 116,000 unique devices daily. It has also boosted the institution's capacity for secure authentication of Internet of Things devices such as game consoles, Amazon Echos, Google Homes and others.

MIT Algorithm Tackles Network Data Congestion

A research project at MIT has developed an algorithm in which a constantly updating network — of sensors, drones or data-sharing vehicles — minimizes how much new information is received at any moment to avoid data congestion, while still keeping the most important data "as fresh as possible." Right now, the approach works for "simple" networks; but eventually, the team expects to tackle complex ones as well.

U Arkansas Network Upgrade to Support IoT and More

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is upgrading its network in an effort to better serve students and employees, streamline the network infrastructure and support emerging technologies like the Internet of Things. The university decided to deploy approximately 3,200 Aruba gigabit WiFi access points and Aruba 303H access points, which are designed specifically for housing and hospitality environments; Aruba access and core switches; network management solutions AirWave and I.M.C.; and ClearPass for additional security.



Panopto Adds NewTek NDI Support

Panopto has added support for the NewTek NDI standard to its lecture capture system. This allows Panopto's software to be used in conjunction with NDI-enabled devices, including IP-based cameras.

What You Need to Know About the 3.5 GHz Band on Campus

This frequency could provide a cost-effective link between cellular and WiFi.

Aruba Intros AI-Powered Network Analytics

Aruba today announced NetInsight, a network analytics and assurance product that uses artificial intelligence to monitor and optimize network performance. NetInsight constantly monitors an institution's network and establishes baselines for normal performance. Its machine learning tools then tag deviations, analyze the impact and provide insights so that IT departments can identify problems before they impact users, according to information from the company.

Report: IoT Security Spending to Hit $1.5 Billion This Year

Spending on security for the internet of things will reach $1.5 billion, up 28 percent over 2017's $1.2 billion, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner. Professional services will account for the bulk of the spending throughout the forecast, at $946 million this year and growing to $2.07 billion by the end of the forecast in 2021.

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