Hope or Hype on the Cloud

November 5, 2009

DENVER β€” Meeting in the Mile High City, it was inevitable that the 2009 Educause Conference would contain a discussion about clouds.

When Melissa Woo, director of cyberstructure research at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and Michael Dieckmann, CIO of the University of West Florida, squared off in a debate over the merits of outsourcing campus tech systems to β€œthe cloud,” they weren’t talking about weather clouds. But for many higher-ed technologists, storing information on off-site systems known as “the cloud” can be just as ominous.

SOURCE: Inside Higher Education

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