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Collaboration through Networking Collaboration through Networking Presentation Transcript

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