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The Next-Generation Infrastructure
Tuesday, January 8, 2002
This Research Bulletin describes the infrastructure needed to "glue" current and future IT applications together, creating a truly seamless, user-centric IT environment. The user is at the center of a framework that expands to include the Web, authentication, authorization, personalization, services, and content, while supported by an underlying architecture and infrastructure. This framework for middleware, or "the next generation infrastructure," will allow colleges and universities to deliver information, tools, and services to their constituents.