Chief Technology Officer Peter Greco provides a brief update on progress in efforts to enhance the SMC "digital plant." Among the highlights in the past year are the construction of a stable WiFi network in the residence halls; the creation of a fault-tolerant Internet gateway; the migration of faculty and staff email to Gmail; the removal and replacement of dozens of failing devices from our network; the resolution of a myriad of network routing problems that held up network traffic; and the replacement of some of the fiber optic cable that had caused an undue amount of gridlock.  Most exciting is the completion -- pending some fine tuning -- of an upgrade of Garaventa Hall with a new cable plant, new switching equipment, enhanced WiFi coverage and consistent classroom media/technology.  Our hope is that, once we have the fine tuning of classroom media/technology completed, faculty who teach in Garaventa will have increased confidence when considering innovative uses of technology. Learn more.

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