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Why the Use of Location-Based Wi-Fi Data is an Excellent Tool for Higher Education Facilities Planning?

The use of location-based Wi-Fi data can be an excellent tool for higher education facilities planning for several reasons:

Improved understanding of how facilities are being used: By analyzing location-based Wi-Fi data, higher education institutions can gain a better understanding of how their facilities are being used by students, faculty, and staff. This can include things like which areas are most popular, how long people stay in different locations, and which times of day are busiest. This information can be valuable for identifying areas of the campus that may be underutilized or overcrowded, and for making informed decisions about how to optimize the use of facilities.

Better planning and resource allocation: By analyzing location-based Wi-Fi data, higher education institutions can better plan and allocate resources for facilities and services. For example, they may be able to identify areas of the campus where additional study spaces or resources are needed, or where certain services (such as printing or charging stations) are being heavily used. This information can be used to inform decisions about where to allocate resources and which facilities or services to prioritize.

Enhanced safety and security: By analyzing location-based Wi-Fi data, higher education institutions can improve safety and security on their campuses. For example, they may be able to identify areas of the campus that are particularly vulnerable to crime or other safety risks and take steps to address those issues. Similarly, they may be able to use location data to track the movements of individuals on campus and respond more quickly to emergencies or other safety concerns.

Improved student experience: By using location-based Wi-Fi data to understand how students are using facilities and services, higher education institutions can improve the overall student experience on campus. For example, they may be able to identify areas where students are having trouble accessing resources or services and take steps to improve those areas. Additionally, they may be able to use the data to identify opportunities for enhancing the student experience through new or improved facilities or services.

Overall, the use of location-based Wi-Fi data can provide higher education institutions with valuable insights that can inform their facility’s planning and help them optimize the use of resources, improve safety and security, and enhance the student experience.

About Columbia Advisory Group:
Columbia Advisory Group (CAG) is a leading Information Technology (IT) consulting firm. CAG’s team has assessed and helped improve the performance of more than 300 technology organizations and IT departments, including many higher education institutions, state agencies, and Fortune 50 customers. Practice specialty areas include Infrastructure, IT Service Management, Cybersecurity, and A/V Services. CAG improves business outcomes with IT insights and expert technical support. Based in Dallas, Texas, CAG works extensively with clients throughout the U.S. Contact us at .

Toby Buckalew

CIO