Technology is moving at a rapid pace and B.C.'s institutions are faced with many decisions regarding the delivery of leading-edge technology services to meet their strategic objectives and to enhance the teaching, research and learning experience.
Today, with so many options, and constrained budgets, campuses are exploring ways to share services to reduce technology duplication and minimize their operating costs.
BCNET provides an opportunity for engagement among campuses:
“In these challenging economic times, colleges and universities must work together to attain academic and operational successes. The shared-services approach can help higher education institutions cut costs and better serve their students, faculty, staff, and communities. It is a model that can allow institutions to stay focused on the core missions of teaching, learning, and research.”
EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 46, no. 4 (July/August 2011)