Whether you need to reduce costs, develop software applications with increased speed, or leverage staff in a more meaningful way, the cloud can help. The question is not about the cloud's ability to deliver on its promises, but instead at what cost, as measured by effort, risk, and added complexity.
BiographyEd Mahon is responsible for all aspects of information technology at Kent State University, including the overall vision for the university's information technology environment. Mahon arrived at Kent State in 2004 with more than 23 years of experience in information technology and services. He serves on several advisory bodies, including EDUCAUSE, a key association that promotes the intelligent use of information technology in higher education.
He previously served as the Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the University of Missouri at Columbia. At Missouri, Mahon was responsible for campus and system-wide information technology and originated the Big 12 CIO group.
He currently serves on the Ohio Inter-University Council CIO group.
Mahon holds a Bachelor'ÃƒÂ‚s degree in management/information systems from Eckerd College in Florida and a Master'Ã‚Â's degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Mahon recently published his debut book "Transitioning the Enterprise to the Cloud: A Business Approach" which focuses on the nconsistency that exists between actual cloud adoption rates and the viewpoints and direct actions of those responsible for corporate information technology operations. http://resources.idgenterprise.com/original/AST-0161906_CIOD_JAN.pdf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARYsEWIQYQs
Ed Mahon Michael R. McPherson Joseph Vaughan Theresa Rowe Michael P. Pickett John A. Bielec
This ECAR research bulletin provides an innovative and practical approach to implementing an institution-wide enterprise resource planning (ERP) both on time and on budget.