President's Annual Report 2006
Innovative Technology Leader

Innovative Technology Leader

An innovative information technology (IT) project using proprietary software led to the formation of Ball State's Office of Wireless Research and Mapping, which develops sophisticated 3-D models to predict how well wireless signals can be delivered to specific geographic areas. Among the first in the nation to test and deploy WiMAX broadband wireless technology, the office was recently recognized by CIO magazine.

 

Ball State was one of five organizations honored with the CIO Plus-One award for innovative practices in business and IT. "Not only does this award help distinguish us from other universities," says Vice President for Information Technology O'Neal Smitherman, "but it also helps solidify us as an IT leader in the business world."