UW Madison CIO, Bruce Maas, is featured in an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education on the explosion of wireless devices on campus. The article discusses the growth of mobile device usage by the campus community and the consequences it has on the wireless network. Among other things, Maas describes meeting a student who uses 18 wireless devices.
A few weeks into the fall semester, Bruce Maas, chief information officer at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, received an e-mail from his chancellor: A junior living in campus housing was frustrated with the wireless network, which he said often left him unable to connect to the Internet. Mr. Maas, who describes the university’s wireless capacity as “very robust,” asked his networking staff to investigate.
To read the full article, go to the Chronicle of Higher Education website here.