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Parting the Cloud - Loughborough University


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Parting the Cloud - Loughborough University

  1. 1. Parting the Cloud: Some Blue Sky Thinking :-) Martin Hamilton @martin_hamilton These slides:
  2. 2. Cloud = Internet
  3. 3. What's in a name? <ul><li>Augmenting the power of your laptop, phone, tablet, ... </li></ul><ul><li>...and thereby extending your reach as an individual </li></ul>
  4. 4. e.g.
  5. 5. e.g. #2
  6. 6. Disclosure Diagram credit: Andy Powell et al
  7. 7. Disclosure #2
  8. 8. Google Apps in UK HE
  9. 9. What's in The Box? Gmail   Huge inbox with search: keep and find everything. Talk   Business class IM and VC as easy as email. Groups   Let users easily create and work in teams. Calendar   Make sharing calendars and schedules easy. Docs   Makes collaborating as easy as creating Sites   Allow users to manage their own sites. Video   Unlock the power of video within your business. Postini   Security and compliance solutions. Marketplace  Extend the functionality of Google Apps Slide credit: Ross Mahon, Google
  10. 10. Google's Enterprise Vision Slide credit: Ross Mahon, Google
  11. 11. Extending Google Apps Google Confidential and Proprietary Slide credit: Ross Mahon, Google
  12. 12. Continuous Innovation 2010 2011 Priority  Inbox 218 feature releases 95 so far… 60+ new  Apps   Docs  Mobile Editing Chrome for Business  Cloud  Connect 4 Office Chrome books Discussions in Docs Apps for   Apps Chrome Browser Slide credit: Ross Mahon, Google
  13. 13. Going Google at Loughborough:   Hassle free transition with only around 100 Service Desk cases for 17,000 users £250K saving on hardware/cooling/power Enabling new services - 95% uptake of Google Calendar and 70% uptake of Google Docs Retention of the student's digital identity on graduation (used by over 5,000 students)
  14. 14. Stats: App Takeup
  15. 15. Stats: Document Types
  16. 16. Stats: Docs Takeup
  17. 17. Stats: Student Collaboration
  18. 18. Stats: Staff Collaboration
  19. 19. Where's The Value Add?
  20. 20. A Contrary Viewpoint <ul><li>&quot;If you use a proprietary program or </li></ul><ul><li>somebody else's web server, you're </li></ul><ul><li>defenceless. You're putty in the hands of </li></ul><ul><li>whoever developed that software.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Photo licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 License , from angrykeyboarder
  21. 21. But wait, there's more... <ul><li>Photo by   Noah Sussman </li></ul>
  22. 22. Post-PC era is here?
  23. 23. Parting the Cloud: Some Blue Sky Thinking :-) Martin Hamilton @martin_hamilton These slides: