Furman University, which is pursuing an aggressive move to cloud services, shares models of cloud services as well as the risks, opportunities, and ways other campuses can benefit from and plan for using cloud services successfully.
BiographyFred Miller leads an outstanding team of information professionals responsible for advancing technology services at Furman University. Before working at Furman, Fred directed the information technology team at Illinois Wesleyan University, and he began his career in higher education at the Berklee College of Music.
Fred is a volunteer for EDUCAUSE, and supports its mission of transforming higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.
Budget pressures on higher education affect IT departments, but cuts in IT should not be across the board — they should align with institutional and departmental strategic plans.
EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 44, no.4 (July/August 2009): 20â€“35