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A collection of policies, practices, strategies, observations and news specifically about or generally relating to cloud services in (mostly) higher education.
Curated by James Coombes
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Should Machine Learning Be Applied to IT Operat...

Should Machine Learning Be Applied to IT Operat... | Cloud Services in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Machine learning is often viewed as a new technology, yet the concept of algorithms being applied to machines in order to learn and make predictions based | Chief Technologist Cloud Strategy
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How to Define Your Hybrid Cloud Strategy with These Six Goals

How to Define Your Hybrid Cloud Strategy with These Six Goals | Cloud Services in Higher Education | Scoop.it
  By Kamal Vyas, Sr. IT Service Architect, NetApp IT   As the manager responsible for cloud implementation for NetApp IT, I am frequently asked about the cloud. Is IT in the cloud really inevitable? What factors should I be considering?
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A Vision of STEM Education in 2025

A Vision of STEM Education in 2025 | Cloud Services in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Teaching and learning with digital teaching platforms and immersive authentic simulations. GUEST COLUMN | by Chris Dede Editor’s note: The following is based on what was originally a thought piece for the U.S.
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The challenges of creating and enforcing policies across the WAN - Network World

The challenges of creating and enforcing policies across the WAN - Network World | Cloud Services in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Homer once wrote “If you serve too many masters, you'll soon suffer." This quote can also be used to sum up the challenges enterprises face when trying to enforce consistent policies across their WAN.
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"With the advent of cloud-based services, there is a serious and rapidly increasing need for dynamic policy-driven networking."

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The future of big data is very, very fast | Chi...

The future of big data is very, very fast | Chi... | Cloud Services in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With In-memory solutions such as Spark and NoSQL databases, systems will optimize themselves so quickly, human intervention may become superfluous | Chief Technologist Cloud Strategy
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If the Intelligence Community Can Do Cloud, Why Can't The Rest of Government? - Nextgov

If the Intelligence Community Can Do Cloud, Why Can't The Rest of Government? - Nextgov | Cloud Services in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Many agencies today are still using cloud computing similar to 2010, one official says.
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How Cloud Changes the Role of IT Staff

How Cloud Changes the Role of IT Staff | Cloud Services in Higher Education | Scoop.it
By Karen J. BannanLearn what areas workers must be adept in to navigate this shift.
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What Do You Do When Employees Start Using a Free Cloud Service? - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

What Do You Do When Employees Start Using a Free Cloud Service? - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Cloud Services in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Help them use it safely.
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Case study: Open University uses Microsoft Azure to create course content clearance hub

Case study: Open University uses Microsoft Azure to create course content clearance hub | Cloud Services in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Open University recently scooped the award for Best Cloud Project at the CW European User Awards, and here's why.
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FERPA Compliance in the AWS Cloud

FERPA Compliance in the AWS Cloud | Cloud Services in Higher Education | Scoop.it
http://t.co/eztC8d8sHS #AWS whitepaper on FERPA Compliance. #FERPA #Privacy #Security #Compliance #Cloud
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Federal Agencies Remain Reluctant to Fully Embrace Cloud Computing - HSToday

Federal Agencies Remain Reluctant to Fully Embrace Cloud Computing - HSToday | Cloud Services in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Homeland Security Today is the leading source for independent news and analysis on homeland security affairs
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"Cloud Pioneers share three common traits: leadership that understands how the cloud can further their mission, defined requirements and goals for their solution, and direction and support from both the chief information officer (CIO) and chief financial officer, enabling them to enable culture change."
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20 Expert Tips on Integrating Mobile and Cloud Strategies - CIO

20 Expert Tips on Integrating Mobile and Cloud Strategies - CIO | Cloud Services in Higher Education | Scoop.it
How do you build a unified mobile and cloud strategy that results in an "always available" experience for your enterprise? Industry experts weigh in with 20 favorite tips.
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Why Colleges Are Embracing the Hybrid Cloud

Why Colleges Are Embracing the Hybrid Cloud | Cloud Services in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Colleges and universities increasingly rely on a mix of local and cloud-based resources to power key applications.
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"Many institutions find they took an accidental path toward a hybrid cloud computing model"

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Building a cloud of clouds to balance flexibility and control

Building a cloud of clouds to balance flexibility and control | Cloud Services in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The good news is that the cloud itself holds the key to balancing flexibility with control.

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Cloud services work really well and provide a terrific platform for innovation. But you can end up with duplication, non-compliance and conflict

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The Cloud, DevOps and Service Desk vNext - All Things ITSM

The Cloud, DevOps and Service Desk vNext - All Things ITSM | Cloud Services in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There are some big relationships between Cloud/DevOps trends and their impact on Service Desk.
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G-Cloud director calls for ‘cloud first’ policy

The G-Cloud’s programme director, Denise McDonagh, has called for the government to introduce a ‘cloud first’ policy, where departments would have to first look to the Cloudstore for services before procuring through traditional methods.
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How the 7 basic freedoms of the cloud are informing new AWS products - TechRepublic

How the 7 basic freedoms of the cloud are informing new AWS products - TechRepublic | Cloud Services in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Amazon AWS leads the public cloud market, but how does it stay competitive? Amazon's Andy Jassy explained how the seven freedoms of the cloud inform the company's new products.
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Strategy for Cloud Automation • The Virtualization Practice

Strategy for cloud automation.
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"I have a strong belief that you can teach the Dev to Ops, but cannot really teach the Ops to Dev."
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Higher Education Finds a Better Way to Implement Cloud Services -- WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Higher Education Finds a Better Way to Implement Cloud Services. Global Summit Meeting Showcases NET+...
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Pros and cons of running a cloud-first government - Enterprise Innovation

Pros and cons of running a cloud-first government - Enterprise Innovation | Cloud Services in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Ex-CIA CTO Bob Flores and Hong Kong IT legislator Charles Mok reflect on the merits and demerits of a cloud-first government policy.
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Do you need a Cloud strategy for your Business? - Bdaily (registration)

Do you need a Cloud strategy for your Business? - Bdaily (registration) | Cloud Services in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Does Your Business Need a Cloud Strategy? | Entrepreneurship | National | Bdaily UK | Business News
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Google cloud strategy focuses on analyzing big data

Google cloud strategy focuses on analyzing big data | Cloud Services in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Google may not have caught up to Amazon in the cloud market, but that's OK, according to a Google executive. The company is heading in a slightly different direction with cloud computing that involves helping customers analyze their data.
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Cloud Computing Dissertation | Policy Management Cloud System | Mobility

This Dissertation Develop A Policy Management Cloud Computing Solution
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Accessibility Standards, Cloud Computing and Innovation | Law, Policy -- and IT? | InsideHigherEd

Accessibility Standards, Cloud Computing and Innovation | Law, Policy -- and IT? | InsideHigherEd | Cloud Services in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Accessibility, Cloud Computing and Innovation | Policy -- and IT? @insidehighered http://t.co/jP1GiHIo0q #inclusion518 @marlenekz
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Interesting. Even when schools demand that cloud services they evaluate meet accessibility requirements they may still get sued if they adopt less than ideal solutions. It is not that they could have made a better choice. It is that the cloud service providers are not offering better choices and the way third party activists are responding is by targeting their potential customers to force the providers to change.

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