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TCO for Cloud Services: A Framework
April 24, 2015

One of the common justifications for moving to cloud services is cost savings , but the data are often insufficient to support such claims due to the inherent challenges in effec…

Cloud Computing
June 24, 2010

Let's start with a thought experiment that will require you to go back to the dark ages of technology — a decade ago, before Salesforce.com , Gmail , or the iTunes app store. Con…

Is There Safety in the Cloud?
June 24, 2010

Key Takeaways Increased demand and decreased resources for IT in higher education make the cloud an attractive solution for technology needs. The risks inherent in moving to the cloud m…

Cloud Computing Explained
June 24, 2010

Key Takeaways The NIST definition of cloud computing is concise and uses industry-standard terms. Exploring the five characteristics, three service models, and four deployment models fo…

Spotlight on Cloud Computing Series: Heading for the Clouds? Build Your Own First!
May 26, 2010

Cloud computing offers a new and powerful approach to agility and efficiency for enterprise IT, but the first step into the clouds can be risky and hard to manage. One solution is to start by dev…

Providing Private Cloud Services to Support HIPAA Compliance
April 17, 2013 | A session at the Enterprise IT Leadership Conference 2013

HIPAA and HIPAA HITECH legislation requires our institutions to protect Electronic Personal Health Information (EPHI). University departments in the health sciences clearly have teaching, researc…

ShareIT: OU's People-First Approach to Designing a Private Cloud for Tri-Campus Shared Services - Sponsored furniture provided by Steelcase, a Gold Partner
November 7, 2012 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2012

Facing aging datacenters and increasing demand for services while containing costs, OU IT created ShareIT. Sixty staff from three campuses spent thirty days designing our shared services private …

Leveraging the Cloud and New IT Models to Address Changing Campus Infrastructures
January 11, 2012 | A session at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 2012

Campus IT exists to support, empower, and advance the institution's educational mission and business processes, yet emerging cloud concepts and evolving institutional requirements are bringing…

Building a Private Cloud for a Distributed Institution
March 26, 2012 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference 2012

In response to a growing need for stable, reliable, cost-effective, and readily expandable infrastructure services, Northwestern University IT department partnered with the IT teams at the Weinbe…

IT as a Service: Leveraging Private, Public and Hybrid Clouds at Lone Star!
February 23, 2011 | A session at the EDUCAUSE West/Southwest Regional Conference 2011

The Lone Star College system is leveraging private, public and hybrid clouds to move from IT as a commodity to IT as a strategic enabler. Today's instructors and students expect technology in …