At 8:36 AM -0500 2/12/04, Bartels, Frank wrote:
>Seems IBM is making the rounds with their Campus Convergence model. We
>were impressed with the concept. I'm led to believe the antenna
>distribution could feed a Wi-Fi grid as well as cellular. Am I clear on
>this? Also, IBM is asking a considerable assessment fee, has anyone
>successfully negotiated this down? Regards, fb
Yes, Wi-Fi is a possibility. While we may also consider this, it is
not our primary interest since we already have a good bit of Wi-Fi
and are comfortable with our existing model and expertise.
We have had some success in negotiating their assessment fee.
However, their proposal is basically for a fixed number of consulting
hours so lower prices simply mean fewer hours with no fixed
commitment to outcomes. Feel free to call me if you wish to discuss
Roger A. Lawson, Director http://www.uvm.edu/~ral
Computing & Information Technology University of Vermont
email: [log in to unmask] tel: (802) 656-1175 fax: 656-0872
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