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My thoughts on cloud computing and higher education as they intersect with institutional, state and federal policies.

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  • 1. Cloud Computing: Institutional, State and National Policies David Barber 3/3/2011
  • 2. Summary: Cloud Computing
    • A sourcing strategy requiring effective policy development at the institutional level.
    • Limitations and uncertainties lead to campus policies of selective adoption
    • A policy of demand aggregation at the state or above the campus level can lead to satisfactory cloud services
    • Federal government can promote cloud standards and needs to address legal issues
    06/12/11
  • 3. Definitions
    • Cloud According to NIST:
      • a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources
    • Policy According to Dictionary.com:
      • a course of action adopted and pursued by a government
    • Policy isnt just what we prohibit or require it is also how budgets are allocated and used
    06/12/11
  • 4. Institutional Policies
    • Cloud computing is a sourcing strategy
    • Every policy applies that would apply to an on campus service
    • Cloud forces awareness and recognition of policies
      • If policies were implicit or undefined before, they become explicit requirements needed to judge service providers
    06/12/11
  • 5. Institutional Policies (2)
    • Ohio State Universities list of policies:
    06/12/11
  • 6. Institutional Policies (3)
    • Campus expenditures are campus policies
    • Campuses are increasingly adopting cloud computing
      • Adoption is selective and depends both on the application and the provider
        • 60% outsourcing of student e-mail according to the Campus Computing Project but 15% outsourcing of faculty e-mail
    06/12/11
  • 7. State Policies
    • Really above the campus collaboration
    • States differ considerably in organization of multiple higher education institutions
    • States have long had a policy of promoting collaboration:
      • Examples: networks and library consortia
    06/12/11
  • 8. State Policies (2)
    • With deficits state funding will be limited:
      • California - $28B
      • Illinois - $13B
      • New Jersey - $11B
    • Institutions want to trade cuts for autonomy
    • States are talking about outcomes
    • Demand aggregation will depend on campuses
    06/12/11
  • 9. State Policies (3)
    • Opportunities for Collaboration
      • 2010 NASCIO State CIO Survey
    06/12/11
  • 10. National Policies
    • Currently
      • Gridlock & impending cuts to key programs
        • NSF, NIST and more
      • A reasonable conclusion:
        • Bill St. Arnauds blog, Feb. 26, 2011:
        • One of the big challenges facing UCAN, as well as universities and R&E networks is the huge indebtedness and near bankruptcy of most governments. The glory days of large dollops of funding from government for R&E networking or basic research are over.
    06/12/11
  • 11. National Policies (2)
    • Problems, but with opportunities
      • Federal government spends $80B/yr on IT
      • Federal CIO has set policy of supporting cloud computing and targeted 25% of IT budget for cloud
      • Cloud supported by IT industry groups:
    06/12/11
  • 12. National Policies (3)
    • Issues on the horizon
      • Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986
        • Central to privacy in the cloud
        • World has changed since 1986
        • Will be fault lines between privacy advocates (e.g. the Digital Due Process Coalition) and law enforcement
    06/12/11
  • 13. Summary: Cloud Computing
    • A sourcing strategy requiring effective policy development at the institutional level.
    • Limitations and uncertainties lead to campus policies of selective adoption
    • A policy of demand aggregation at the state or above the campus level can lead to satisfactory cloud services
    • Federal government can promote cloud standards and needs to address legal issues
    06/12/11
  • 14. Questions? 06/12/11

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