Major Wireless Initiative at Menlo College

By Vicky Schultz

On Wednesday, February 5 Menlo College’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) announced a project to significantly upgrade the college’s wireless and networking system. With the help of cutting-edge technology solutions Menlo will be increasing its connection speeds to set a new standard for business schools; Menlo will truly be at the forefront.

As a result of this project the Menlo community will see improvements in the speed of connections, increased coverage, simplified building-to-building roaming, and configurations that will allow for new and exciting projects in the future. Furthermore, OIT will be able to respond to concerns and issues more quickly through easier management systems.

The project is already in motion: funded from the college's endowment after approval from the Board of Trustees, the upgrade is expected to be completed before the start of the Fall 2014 semester. This upgrade, along with the college’s recent AACSB accreditation, is one step of many that Menlo is taking in becoming a leader for Business Schools.

“This project will be one of the cornerstones that help make Menlo College the true Business School of Silicon Valley in terms of technology,” said Allan Chen, Chief Information Officer. “It is our responsibility to provide top-notch, reliable technology, and I am sure I speak for the community when I express my appreciation for the support of the leadership of the College in this endeavor.”