ResNet Costs Growing, Yet Fewer Institutions Have a Strategic Plan

Campus Technology: Although institutional leaders view the campus residential network ("ResNet") as a differentiator and asset, fewer are plugging ResNet into their planning. A recent survey among IT, housing and business people at colleges and universities found that the number of schools with a strategic plan incorporating the ResNet has fallen from 62 percent in 2017 to 52 percent this year. It may be that administrators are frustrated by a lack of benchmarking data on which to base their decisions; while 68 percent of college executives would like such data, just 21 percent have it.

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