Although the organizations are more than 9,000 miles apart, the IT opportunities and challenges when providing connectivity and consulting to public sector organizations are very similar.
The Missouri Research and Education Network (MOREnet), established in 1991, operates as a business unit within the University of Missouri System. The MOREnet network is the foundation infrastructure that provides broadband to schools, libraries, colleges and local government entities. MOREnet’s high-capacity network is operated and designed to meet the unique requirements of researchers enable them to share data through transport, eliminating the need to physically move a hard drive from point A to point B.
Today, the MOREnet consortium consists of more than 700 members across Missouri. Members utilize the subject matter experts in the areas of wireless connectivity, systems administration and network management, while utilizing video services, capture professional development opportunities, as well as appreciate discounts due to the buying power of the group.
The Mozambique Research and Education Network (MoRENet) is a research and education network established in 2005. They are subscription-based and serve more than 100 higher education and research institutions. As one of the founding members of the UbantuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking, their leadership team hopes to learn from MOREnet’s many years of expertise in product and service development, professional development, conferences and events as well as technical best practices for cyber security, wireless services and network management.
The visit will span over the next two days (Nov. 8-9, 2017) and will include both presentations as well as informal collaboration and problem solving.
The CEO of the Mozambique Research and Education Network shares about their industry to the staff of the Missouri Research and Education Network