By Natalie O’Rourke, Sales Program Manager, HP Networking
Efficiency is a goal we all strive for, personally and professionally. . . whether its juggling two kids’ afternoon activities, the time spent in the office vs. on the road, or finally breaking down to buy your first smartphone for sanity’s sake. Though it may be a struggle initially, once we determine how to achieve this goal, we can accomplish far more in shorter amounts of time with fewer bells and whistles.
Your business relies on efficiency. It is what makes you nimble and diverse through all the ups and downs the market and our economy throw at us. But how you achieve efficiency makes all the difference in the world. For example, take the University of New Mexico (UNM) – a healthy and vibrant research institution that provides undergraduate and graduate education for nearly half of the college students in the state.
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The university’s system includes a 600-acre main urban campus and four branch campuses. It is the state’s fifth largest employer and provides an estimated $9 billion in economic benefit in return for less than $300 million in state appropriations. Despite this very positive ROI, the university has absorbed nearly $50M in reductions over the past three years – its share of state-imposed budget cut backs during recent difficult economic times.
At the same time, the UNM campus, programs and information infrastructure have continued to thrive and grow. Like many major colleges and universities, UNM is continually evolving to meet current and projected demands for new services, increased enrollment, new faculty and staff, as well as increasing collaboration among its campus locations and the world at large.
In order to deliver the performance and services required to meet the university’s educational and research missions while providing cost containment and operational efficiency, the university needed to create a cohesive, standardized network infrastructure.
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