Center for Information Technology Services
WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY GROUP
Tim Munn, chairman
In addition to the campus-wide IT committees, there are three important advisory groups, and they are: the Wireless Technology Advisory Group; Portal Advisory Group; and the Directory Services Advisory Group. These advisory groups have specific charges that have been given to them by the IT Leadership. These groups meet as needed in order to complete the charges and make recommendations to the IT Leaders. These groups have been successful in providing common solutions for the benefit of all UM organizations. For UM, the collaborative solutions model has spawned excitement since it has facilitated the completion of many important strategic initiatives.
In 2005, the Wireless Computing committee will undertake research and invite individuals from similar institutions to UM for conversations and presentations regarding their wireless implementations. They will determine how these institutions have implemented ubiquitous wireless Internet access (without authenticating) to students, etc. across the enterprise. They will also explore the implementation of wireless connectivity and access to the Internet in public/open areas in and around UM.
The Wireless Computing committee is also charged to invite vendors to UM for demonstrations/presentations regarding their wireless products, explore solutions and make recommendations for solving the universal authentication issue.
By Fall 2005, the Wireless Computing committee will make a recommendation for solving the “who owns,” and “who manages” dilemma.