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Principle 18 - Infrastructure Common Communications Infrastructure

Academic functions and administrative systems must share common data, voice, and video telecommunications infrastructures.


A common infrastructure is more cost-effective, and enables synergy and sharing across the academic and administrative domains.


  • Planning and management structures to balance academic and administrative needs are required.
  • Both short-term and long-term capacity planning are required.
  • There will be single data, single data, single voice, and single video networks.
  • While current technologies do not enable much infrastructure sharing across data, voice, and video, emerging multimedia may make leveraging across these lines possible.

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