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Advanced Networking

“Gig.U: A Tale of Two Cities (Seattle and Cleveland)”
Lev Gonick, Blair Levin, Scot Rourke, Bill Schrier, and Kelli Trosvig
On July 27, 2011, a broad-based group of twenty-nine universities and communities across the country launched Gig.U: The University Community Next Generation Innovation Project. In this EDUCAUSE Live! seminar moderated by EDUCAUSE President Diana G. Oblinger, Gig.U leaders discuss their mission to create a favorable climate for investment in next-generation network test-beds and trigger a new generation of high-speed networking offerings for these communities.

Notes on Current Networking Initiatives, Summer 2011
Gregory A. Jackson and Karen A. Wetzel
In the last year, several related and synergistic broadband initiatives have gained some traction and attention. These efforts, though they may have common audiences and players, have slightly different goals and approaches. To help the higher education IT community better understand each of these initiatives, the EDUCAUSE Policy Program developed a document that provides a high-level overview of various network initiatives (GENI, Gig.U, U.S. UCAN, and U.S. Ignite), what they are trying to achieve, and how they relate to each other.

GENI Workshop on Layer 2/SDN Campus Deployment: A Report of the Meeting (July 2011)
Jerrold M. Grochow
Campus IT organizations provided leadership for the expansion and development of the current Internet, and their participation will be integral to the development of the future Internet. To further this participation, the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) seeks to enable partnerships between campus IT organizations and researchers. At this half-day workshop, CIOs and other IT executives from twenty-five universities as well as representatives of EDUCAUSE, Internet2, GENI, and NSF (CISE and OCI) discussed the status of OpenFlow/SDN implementation.

Mobile Computing

Mobile Internet Device Security Guidelines
This document is designed to help with the development of mobile Internet device security policy, standards, guidelines, or procedures. It is organized into steps that one can follow to define objectives and develop a plan for moving forward. http://www.educause.edu/Resources/231472


ECAR: Our CIOs Speak
Higher education CIOs comment on leadership. This is a supplement to the ECAR report The Higher Education CIO: Portrait of Today, Landscape of Tomorrow, 2011

For IT to Be a Game-Changer in Higher Education, We Must . . .
At the ECAR 2011 Symposium, EDUCAUSE asked several IT leaders for their thoughts in answer to the question “If information technology is going to be a game-changer for higher education, what must we do?”

Brad Wheeler: The Power of the Network
Brad Wheeler is Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Indiana University. In this interview excerpt, he talks about the technology strategies that will make a difference in higher education information technology.

EDUCAUSE Now Podcast

EDUCAUSE Now, Episode #43, September 8, 2011:
“Social Scientist danah boyd” and “How to Approach Collaboration”

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