‘Double up’ option adds 630 beds to UL accommodation stock

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter University you Limerick campus aerialPhoto: True MediaUNIVERSITY of Limerick has announced a major plan to expand its student on-campus student accommodation to more than 3,400 beds to meet growing demand.A spokesperson said the extra 630 beds would “provide a more affordable option for students”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The University will introduce a new shared accommodation option, in time for the new academic year this coming September.UL President, Dr Des Fitzgerald said: “With the growth in student numbers and following a detailed review of different options and a survey of student requirements, we are planning to develop shared accommodation for students.”He said the existing campus accommodation would be “retrofit as twin rooms rather than single rooms with the upgrade to be completed for next September.“There are six student accommodation villages on the UL campus, and this will add another 630 beds to the 2,850 already available in our on-campus residences,” added Dr Fitzgerald.A UL spokesman said the university has experienced phenomenal growth in the past 12 years, with an almost 50 per cent increase in student numbers from 11,500 to 16,300 in 2019.Michael Foley, Chief Operations Officer at Campus Life Services, which manages UL’s accommodation, said they  encountered significant demand for on campus accommodation last August, which made it particularly challenging for students and parents in the search for accommodation at the beginning of term”.He said the additional beds “will help to address the challenge on supply of accommodation in the short term, but also provides a more affordable cost option for parents with twin room costs ranging from under €3,000 to €4,250 per person which includes utilities and UL Sport membership”.UL’s student residences are let on a commercial basis in the summer months.“We continue to promote to local house owners the tax free option of renting a room to students. This rent a room option can provide up to €14,000 a year to the householder and is becoming popular for households and students. This rent a room sector now provides five per cent of the university’s accommodation requirements and has expanded since it was initially promoted in 2017,” added Mr Foley.Last year UL’s Campus Accommodation was ranked number one in Ireland for both accommodation quality and cost in the ‘I-Graduate’ international student barometer survey. The university also recently completed a €20 million four-year refurbishment programme to raise its on-campus accommodation standards.Rental fees for UL on-campus accommodation include full utility costs (electricity, heating, cable TV and licence, refuse and Wi-Fi) as well as membership of the UL Sports Arena gym and access to free campus residence events as part of the Campus Life programme. LimerickNews‘Double up’ option adds 630 beds to UL accommodation stockBy Editor – January 18, 2020 739 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Email TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostULUniversity of Limerick center_img Previous articleCalls to upgrade Clarina walkwayNext articleWATCH: Billy Holland on that missing link, Munster support and the Ospreys Editor WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Printlast_img read more

Data Capital: What’s That?

first_imgDigital Transformation is creating massive opportunities for technology sellers but customer success is dependent on the dataYour customers, their competitors, even the media all know that digital transformation is here, but how does the modern company succeed with it? The hype behind this term, the underlying buzzwords (AI, Big Data, IoT, and Digital Experiences just to name a few) are looked at as the way to lock in long-term success as we move into the 4th industrial age. Yet without a corresponding focus on data, their implementations will be limited or potentially fail.Why? Simply put data powers digital transformation. We call this data capital which is the value created from leveraging data to drive services or derive insights. The most advanced use cases are heavily reliant on having substantial amounts of data to make sense of. Take building an autonomous vehicle, these companies will need fleets driving hour upon hours and millions of miles before they achieve their goal. Think about the size of the undertaking, but also realize that just a single vehicle in this fleet can generate up to 100TB of data in a single day of driving. If the auto manufacturer hasn’t invested in a data platform that can support the kind of volume we’re talking about they will be limited in their ability to analyze that data.Organizations are struggling under the weight of their dataMost of the companies you work with have a sizeable data footprint already, and if it hasn’t been consolidated into a unified data lake then that data will have limited applicability and value across their business.This is your first opportunity: Have a conversation with your customers about how they can leverage Dell EMC Isilon and ECS to consolidate their workloads onto a massively scalable data platform to save money and enable this data to be put to use.Keeping up with data growthUnlike traditional companies, those who have gone digital begin to thrive on valuable data and therefore require more and more of it. Over time as more data is accumulated, it can provide more accurate predictions, access to broad digital services, and be used to automate core functions. That all sounds good, but the corresponding costs of maintaining large data sets with aging infrastructure can weaken the position of the company.Your second opportunity: Help organizations deal with massive data growth by eliminating much of the operational costs and move organizations to the Isilon platform that can be managed by policies.Extracting value from dataAssuming an organization has gotten this far they now need to figure out how to use the data. As digital transformation has expanded out of technology-driven companies this means assembling a new skill set for most organizations. If they struggle to get the infrastructure in place they won’t even make it to the point of developing complex business logic or enabling their business with an IoT device.Your third opportunity: Enable your customers to build on top of Dell EMC Unstructured Data Solutions that work with the leading data analytics solutions, support real-time streaming analytics, simplify workflows, and run cloud-native apps.Help your customers get the most from their Data CapitalSeize the opportunity to be a trusted advisor and help organizations make their digital transformation quickly and safely. As our own sellers have seen, focus on telling the Data Capital story with customers and break out from the bottom commodity storage conversation and focus on delivering value to the organization.To find out more about how Data Capital can help you win more deals and support your customers in their journey:Visit ‘Unlock your data capital’ for infographics and moreRead the IDC White Paper: Unlock the Power of Data Capital: Accelerate DXlast_img read more