Getting accurate cost estimates and viable business model(s) are the
main purpose of hiring IBM (and SWL). We would certainly expect them
to include networking costs as part of that model. We are not
rewiring at this point, and we know new drops can be costly. Did they
include all related costs in their business model?
Since your a bit ahead of us, we'll be eager to hear how it works for you.
At 3:31 PM -0500 2/12/04, Martyne Hallgren wrote:
>We are working with IBM also and are starting on Phase II. One think
>to note in regards to implementation - the design that was shown to
>us requires a hybrid cable between the access point and antenna -
>Cat5/fiber which will carry the data and power between equipment
>closets and antennas. We're planning a major rewiring project on
>campus so costs will be covered by that. You need to ask if what
>their wiring solution is for you and if they've included those costs
>in the business model they are presenting.
>Martyne M. Hallgren
>Chief Information Officer
>University of Massachusetts Boston
>100 Morrissey Boulevard
>Boston, MA 02125-3393
>EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at
Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/cg/.