Advisory: IBM announces partnership to converge campus communications

IBM announced today a plan with Wake Forest University that will converge the university’s campus communication networks and offer high-quality cellular service to students by fall 2004.

The announcement was made Nov. 4 at the Educause 2003 conference on information technology in higher education in Anaheim, Calif. Jay Dominick, assistant vice president for information systems and chief information officer at Wake Forest, is available for interviews about the announcement and its implementation.

The convergence will provide better cell connections for students while enabling the university to recover network costs. In addition, students with wirelessly connected mobile devices will be able to seamlessly access the university portal that includes the university directory, calendar and other essential student services.

IBM has distributed the story nationally via several wire services and it has appeared on Web sites, including www.news.com.

Media interested in talking with Dominick should contact Sarah Mansell at manselss@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-5237.

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