In a college or university with 10,000 students and 1500 faculty members it’s not hard to reach 40,000 devices on your campus network looking for access to your campus applications. This latest wave of students is more than likely carrying one smart phone, one tablet and one laptop. They may have a desktop back in the dorm room and possibly a game system. Add into that computer labs, faculty devices, front office devices and your number quadruple rapidly. With all of this traffic IT support can be a tricky issue.
Big networks with multiple devices aren’t exactly new. Hostpitals, hotels, big office parks, military installations, shopping malls heck even public city wifi often carry staggering numbers of devices. But the college and university network, and access to it and it’s applications are a different kind of beast. Read more.