Uncommon Thinking…

  I was chatting with a colleague about the new EDUCAUSE slogan, “Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good” when I realized that the saying encapsulates one way to think of my work as an I.T. Architect.  “Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good” is what I try to foster in the teams that I work with.  … Continue reading Uncommon Thinking…

Advanced CAMP – Part 3

Merri Beth Lavagnino – Privacy and Policy Policy and privacy are really consideration of the human aspects and impacts of technology.  Policies are: strategic direction and operating philosophy (which are usually informal and cultural), Public and Institutional policies (these are both documented and usually legal documents). Institutional policy – a statement that reflect the philosophies … Continue reading Advanced CAMP – Part 3

Advanced CAMP – Part 2

Dave Gimpl:  Computing as a Service Infrastructure for vaporware.  They are working on the infrastructure that enables cloud-computing. Challenges in the data center:  rising costs of the operations, the explosion of data, the difficulty of deploying new application and services, the difficulty in managing complex virtual machine systems.  When you map the business processes, they … Continue reading Advanced CAMP – Part 2

Advanced CAMP – Registering, Discovering and Using Distributed Services Part1

R.L. Bob doing the introduction:  Advanced CAMP could mean to some people the advanced topics beyond just the basics.  Bob likes to think of it as the Advance Camp out in the wilderness where you are more likely to get caught in a blizzard, get shot and generally face the wilderness. The theme that came … Continue reading Advanced CAMP – Registering, Discovering and Using Distributed Services Part1

ITANA Face 2 Face – Security Architecture

Indiana University Completed a 10 year Strategic Plan which worked because they connected money to it.  You couldn’t get funding unless you showed how your project connected to one of the 71 strategic initiatives.  Completed a 10 year tactical Telecom Plan.  Instead of replacing 1/4 of the switches every year for four years, they want … Continue reading ITANA Face 2 Face – Security Architecture

ITANA Face 2 Face: Data Management

Data Management  Discussion: Key Issues: Data Architecture, Analysis and Design Data Security Management  – data access and security Reference and Master Data Management  – making data available rather than copying data Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Management – normalizing the data across the data warehouse Document, Record and Content Management – Meta Data Management – … Continue reading ITANA Face 2 Face: Data Management