Feeding the Bandwidth Beast: Addressing Demand and Reducing Cost through a Collaborative Network Redesign Project

Tuesday, March 31 | 3:00PM–3:50PM | Room 551
Session Type: Professional Development

Six colleges in Boston and their IT leadership grappled with the reality of how to meet the growing demand and requirements by students, faculty, and staff for additional bandwidth while maintaining reliability and improving flexibility, redundancy, and scalability. Additional focus was placed on reducing unit costs and leveraging resources for both the common and individual needs of the campuses.

OUTCOMES: Obtain a roadmap of the elements needed to upgrade and redesign your infrastructure * Get a practical list of needed resources and insight into lessons learned and what not to do


  • Debbie Pepper

    Senior Director, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Sean Philpott

    CIO/VP, Information Resources and Planning, Emmanuel College
  • Justin Ragsdale

    Director of Network Operations, Wentworth Institute of Technology

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