Collaboration through Networking

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Collaboration through Networking

  1. 1. Hosting Enterprise Applications <ul><li>George Laskaris , Executive Director, NJEDge.Net </li></ul><ul><li>Cory Stokes , Enterprise Services Manager, UEN </li></ul><ul><li>Dave Lois , Executive Director, WiscNet </li></ul>
  2. 2. Factors Impacting Growing Demand for Enterprise Applications <ul><li>Major capacity gains from optical network upgrade and last mile bandwidth improvements provided excess capacity to support new apps. </li></ul><ul><li>Very active CIO and community groups see the efficiencies and economies of scale of collaboratively implementing enterprise apps. </li></ul><ul><li>Community wants more than an ISP from their StateNet and has increasing confidence and trust in our ability to effectively deliver. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Community Building Efforts <ul><li>Active statewide working groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distance Learning Academic Advisory Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinated Faculty Development Initiative – focused on showcasing best practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Activities Task Force / CIO Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data, Video and Voice Resources Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Performance Computing Initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking and the Performing Arts Initiative </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Statewide Enterprise Applications Under Consideration <ul><li>Centrally hosted course management systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sakai, Moodle, Blackboard/WebCT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Large-scale network attached storage / DR </li></ul><ul><li>Video-on-demand content repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Shared high performance computing GRIDS </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinated statewide software site licensing with distributed license management </li></ul><ul><li>Statewide Help Desk consortium </li></ul>
  5. 5. Challenges <ul><li>Conducting requirements analysis & assessment </li></ul><ul><li>In-source, out-source or hybrid approach </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative overhead & customer support </li></ul><ul><li>Developing an effective business model </li></ul><ul><li>Statewide access and authentication issues </li></ul><ul><li>Service provider legal and liability issues </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy and security protections </li></ul><ul><li>Gaining community consensus & buy-in </li></ul>
  6. 6. Strategies for Enterprise Applications <ul><li>Engage the community in the requirements analysis & development of a business model </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct RFQ’s to help evaluate in-sourcing and outsource options </li></ul><ul><li>Consider involving members institutions in hosting and supporting academic CMS’s by providing staff and additional hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Recover costs directly from economies of scale </li></ul><ul><li>Strongly consider implementing IdM </li></ul>
  7. 7. Statewide Enterprise Applications Current Strategies <ul><li>Centrally hosted course management systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sakai, Moodle, Blackboard, WebCT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Large-scale network attached storage / DR </li></ul><ul><li>Video-on-demand content repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Shared high performance computing GRIDS </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinated statewide software site licensing with distributed license management </li></ul><ul><li>Statewide Help Desk consortium </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Questions </li></ul>

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