This series is a publication of the ECAR Campus Cyberinfrastructure (ECAR-CCI) Working Group. The topic of big data continues to receive a great deal of publicity because of its promise for opening new avenues of scholarly discovery and commercial opportunity.
Michael Mundrane is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the University of Connecticut and leads Information Technology Services (ITS), which is a university division responsible for providing enterprise systems and services. His role includes oversight of existing activities and evolution of central Information Technology (IT) in support of the university missions of research, teaching, learning and outreach. He has over 20 years of experience in information technology, holding positions of increasing leadership at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). His previous positions were Associate CIO at and head of the Research Information Technology division at UCB, which was dedicated to evolving a coordinated technology environment in support of university research activities. He also held the position of Deputy CIO at UCB with immediate operational responsibility for central university IT. Michael has extensive technology infrastructure experience with responsibility for numerous major technology initiatives at both the campus and state levels and is an active participant in Educause sponsored national cyber infrastructure working groups.
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), the named successor to the current networking protocol that supports the transport of traffic across the Internet, is a more mature standard that appropriately balances compatibility against the addition of capabilities and enhancements that are important for current and future growth of the Internet.
In February 2009, a joint workshop of the EDUCAUSE Advanced Core Technologies Initiative Campus Cyberinfrastructure Working Group (ACTI-CCI) and the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) issued a report and recommendations that addressed the challenges and strategies for developing a coherent cyberinfrastructure from local campus to national facilities.