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American Council on Education 98th Annual Meeting

Be sure to visit WTC Consulting, Inc. in Booth #105 during the 98th Annual American Council on Education (ACE) meeting and exposition at the San Francisco Marriot Marquis, March 12-15, 2016.

ACE 2016 is the country’s premier higher education event, bringing together nearly 2,000 higher education leaders to network with one another and hear from College and University presidents discussing the most pressing issues of the day.

ACE is the nation’s most visible and influential higher education association.  ACE represents the presidents of more than 1,700 member accredited, degree-granting institutions, which include two-and -four year colleges, private, and public universities, and nonprofit and for-profit entities.  The organization collectively promotes, protects, and advocates for students, faculty, and administrators in higher education.  ACE members represent almost 70% of all students in accredited, degree-granting institutions.

WTC Consulting, Inc. is a leader in fully integrated activity based consulting, rate and funding models, and rate implementation for information technology.  Since 1983, WTC has helped many ACE members with the facts they need to make informed decisions for IT strategic planning and the annual budget process.  The success of the WTC approach is based on four characteristics:  Structure, Understanding, Simplicity, Experience.

To learn more about ACE and ACE 2016 visit www.aceannualmeeting.org.

To learn more about WTC Consulting, Inc. visit www.wtc-inc.net and our blog www.wtcconsulting.org.

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Building a Strategic Technology and Business Plan

One of WTC’s respected clients needed a plan to identify future communications requirements based on business needs and to develop a Telecommunications Baseline Analysis with a Strategic Technology and Business Plan for voice and data communications for their university.  WTC formed three internal teams, a Working Group, a Steering Group, and a Policy Group. Each team had an important role in the collaborative process, providing technical direction and guidance on strategic business issues.  The Teams recommended the university adopt a 100% VoIP approach with “survivability” as a key driver.  Upgrading the existing campus LAN is the next step.  Increasing the redundancy and survivability of the voice, data, and Wide Area Network (WAN) architecture will benefit the university with more resiliency, unified management, smooth deployment of new services, and the addition of high bandwidth applications.  An upgrade plan of the physical infrastructure over a four-year period was developed.  The plan identified wireless data networking as a primary infrastructure that could reduce the life cycle cost by approximately $9 million.

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