Mark McCahill


Mark McCahill is a systems architect in the Office of Information Technology at Duke University focusing on converged messaging and collaborative systems. Mark is also one of the technical architects of the Open Croquet project - an open-source multi-user collaborative system for creating virtual learning spaces. Previously, Mark led the development of the University of Minnesota's second generation personal web portal system (2001-2007), development of the FormsNirvana system for web-based online document routing (1997-2007), and the EGMS system for online Grants Management (1998-2005). Before the rise of the Web, Mark's team developed a popular Internet information system: Internet Gopher (1990-94). In 1989 Mark led the team that wrote POPmail - one of the first popular E-mail clients.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Cloud Strategy for Higher Education: Building a Common Solution
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports
    • Author

    Higher education IT is in the midst of an exciting transformation. The economies of scale, resiliency, flexibility, and agility provided by cloud computing are rendering the construction and maintenance of on-premises data centers obsolete.

EDUCAUSE Presentations