BCNET's long-standing mandate has expanded to include shared technology services to help post-secondary institutions in British Columbia decrease costs, reduce technology duplication and improve efficiencies. The advanced network provides a platform for common services like cloud computing, shared data centre services, VoIP, disaster recovery solutions and telepresence.
BCNET offers cost-effective shared solutions that place its members at the forefront of information and communication technology innovation.
B.C.'s higher education and research institutions will achieve their strategic objectives enabled by the contributions of BCNET.
In 2009, BCNET expanded its mandate to offer shared information technology services for its members.
Under this new mandate, BCNET is guided by a clearly defined set of principles. The principles help define whether proposed shared services or projects fit its mandate and whether proposals will be supported by members.