|Merit Network invites all Members to
attend the spring MJTS meeting on Wednesday, March 21. You
can attend at three different locations throughout
Michigan, including a new southern Lower Peninsula
location at Lansing Community College's West Campus.
Please see below for all the location details.
Read more and register
What is an "MJTS" and why would I attend?
MJTS is a name that has been around for a very long
time. It stands for "Merit Joint Technical Staff," a term
meant to include all IT professionals from Merit's Member
institutions. The first meetings were roundtables where
network leaders from Michigan universities and Merit
jointly worked out the technical aspects of building a
shared network. Participants also learned from each other
about the new art of providing network-based services at
Meetings today feature presentations from Merit Member
organizations and Merit staff on all aspects of networking
and related technologies. The emphasis remains on learning
from each other; along with the presentations, the agenda
includes significant break time for informal
MJTS meetings are an effective way to remain current with
technological change, learn how organizations are adopting
new technologies and get to know others who build IT
services at your neighboring institutions. The meetings
are free and are open only to Merit Member organizations.
Locations and details
In the southern Lower Peninsula the March 21 meeting
will be held at the West Campus of Lansing Community
College at 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, MI 48917. This
beautiful facility will provide a very effective setting
for the meeting. Read
more about the LCC location.
You can also choose to attend in Escanaba at Bay De Noc
Community College or in Gaylord at the University Center.
The three locations will be joined by interactive video.
The multiple locations will help you take part in the
interactions that are an important part of MJTS,
regardless of where you live and work. Registration for all
locations is available at:
This meeting will not be webcast; it will be recorded and
videos will be posted shortly after the meeting.
Presentations will include the following and more:
- Brian Paige
of Oakland University on the experience of providing
support technology for the Republican debate
hosted by OU on November 9. The project involved
building an extensive wired and wireless network,
installing hundreds of phone lines and providing
temporary work spaces for the candidates and
Richardson from Regional Education Media Center 1 on
the shared services and networking that REMC1
provides for many school districts in the Upper
- Fawn Callen
of Western Michigan University on WMU's implementation
of a 10G link to campus, including reasons for
the move and what has been involved in the transition.
Duncan and Michael Milliken from Merit on the backbone
network and the REACH-3MC fiber project. The
project is swinging into construction phase, and they
will share information about progress, completed
sites, equipment and future plans.
invite others from your organization to attend the
meeting, especially those who have interests in IT
operations, shared services and 10G networking.
Registration is free, and we ask that you register in
Read more and register
for the meeting
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