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Wiring Halls of Residence – Progress and Pitfalls. Jeremy Perkins Assistant Director Central IT Services University of Wales Aberystwyth. Background Decision in 1999 to wire all hall rooms Looked at commercial solutions. Background They would have been ISP

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wiring halls of residence progress and pitfalls

Wiring Halls of Residence – Progress and Pitfalls

Jeremy Perkins

Assistant Director

Central IT Services

University of Wales

Aberystwyth

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Background
  • Decision in 1999 to wire all hall rooms
  • Looked at commercial solutions
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Background
  • They would have been ISP
  • All wiring would have been done over one summer
  • Advisory support through year
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…. but
  • £100/room/yr, paying for all rooms for 7 years
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…. but
  • £100/room/yr, paying for all rooms for 7 years
  • Several solutions were low bandwidth
  • Business case based on telephony revenue
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In-house solution
  • Job being done over three years
  • cost less than 2 years payment to typical commercial outfit
  • £75 charge per year for room paying off University ‘loan’ by 2005
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Where we are
  • Half rooms done by last autumn
  • 2/3rds will be done for academic year 2002/3
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Where we are
  • Half rooms done by last autumn
  • 2/3rds will be done for academic year 2002/3
  • Substantially bigger take up than expected
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The downside
  • UWA acting as ISP
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The downside
  • UWA acting as ISP
  • I.S. high profile as students paying
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The downside
  • UWA acting as ISP
  • I.S. high profile as students paying
  • Hidden resource costs important
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The positive side

I.S. retain control of important UWA computing provision and have responsibility for delivering good service

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The positive side

I.S. retain control of important UWA computing provision and have responsibility for delivering good service

How keen should we be to outsource key new services?

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The positive side

(with a University hat on if I can make it fit)

Cost-effective solution minimising loss of Residential Services revenue

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What now?

Complete the initial project ready for academic year 2004

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What then?

Ensure continuing income for:

  • Support person
  • Difficult outlying Halls
  • ““Academically justified”” increases in bandwidth
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What then?

Likely to move to annual lump sum when 50% of students in cabled Halls on network

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Why lump sum?
  • Admin costs
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Why lump sum?
  • Admin costs
  • Paid for services very sensitive
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Why lump sum?
  • Admin costs
  • Paid for services very sensitive
  • “Free Internet Connection” excellent advertising
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