Managing the Higher Education Network as a System

Wednesday, February 17 | 3:30PM–4:15PM | Creekside II
Session Type: Professional Development
Today's colleges and universities must deal with doing more with less while providing more services, with fewer staff, for evolving advanced applications. Baylor University has adopted a philosophical approach to managing their network resources as a unified holistic system versus an individually managed device-centric model. Baylor has turned this systematic model into one that provides advanced services both transparently and inherently, without wholesale device recycle or device upgrades. In addition, this model allows Baylor to add more services seamlessly campus-wide, such as advanced security for their faculty, staff, and students while minimizing capital costs. You will want to attend this session to hear about this systematic approach to networking that Baylor has been refining for over a decade.


  • Bob Hartland

    Associate Vice President for IT Infrastructure, Baylor University
  • Jeff Wilson

    Lead Network Administrator, Baylor University