Monthly Archives: February 2011

Motivation at a Glance – Resource Site

by | February 21, 2011

In the fall, I took the Syracuse University iSchool course IST 617 – Motivational Aspects of Information Use taught by Dr Ruth Small.  Our main project was to research and write a description of a motivational theory. I selected Canadian Victor Vroom’s Expectancy Theory.  My assignment has now been posted to the Motivation at a… Read more »

Microsoft Canadian Colleges Exec Briefing – Microsoft Integrated Virtualization

by | February 4, 2011

Jeff Johnson, Enterprise Strategist, Microsoft  [email protected] Microsoft Integrated Virtualization With Less, Do More – looking at Business and IT – scale – enterprise to global, resources – fixed to elastic, governance – reactive and proactive, customer services – employee to self service Infrastructure Optimization How well do you manage? desktop configuration – most challenging application… Read more »

Microsoft Canadian Colleges Exec Briefing – Identity and Access Mgmt

by | February 4, 2011

Mark Wahl, Senior Program Manager/Architect, Microsoft Corporation Identity and Access Management – Business ready Security Solutions Business needs agility and flexibility and IT needs control – these needs are in competition Business Ready Security – Protections = protect everywhere, access anywhere,  Access = simplify the security experience, Management = manage compliance, integrate and extend security across the… Read more »

Microsoft Canadian Colleges Exec Briefing – Dynamic IT in Education

by | February 4, 2011

Greg Milligan, National Technology Strategist, Microsoft Canada Dynamic IT in Education IT deliverables on campus today – supporting users, providing services and governance Higher Education IT Challenges – cost containment, security, reliability, interoperability, available choices Looked at maturity models, first used Gartner Maturity Model and then MIT Maturity Model.  Measure 3 areas: core infrastructure, business… Read more »

Microsoft Canadian Colleges Exec Briefing – Windows Devices

by | February 4, 2011

Mark Linton, Senior Director, Windows Phone Business, OEM Division Jeff McKee, Senior Director, Windows Client Business, OEM Division Windows Phone and Windows 7 Vision – create seamless experiences that combine the magic of software with the poser of the internet across a world of devices – PC, phone, TV all bridged by the Cloud Hotmail… Read more »

Microsoft Canadian Colleges Exec Briefing – Institutional Effectiveness

by | February 4, 2011

David Raney MD, CEO Nuventive How do you achieve Institutional Effectiveness? What questions do you need to answer? are your core learning outcomes improving? how do you assess institutional performance? how do you measure strategic goals? … The Growing Challenges of Accountability – many challenges here centred around disconnect between data and planning What is Institutional… Read more »

Microsoft Canadian Colleges Exec Briefing – Collaboration with SharePoint

by | February 4, 2011

Rob Howard, Program Manager, SharePoint, Microsoft Corporation Collaboration Futures with SharePoint Looking at the work streams in SharePoint – deliver the best productivity experience, cut costs with a unified infrastructure, rapidly respond to business needs Sites Communities Content Search Insights Composites Optimize your deployment across scenarios – On premise and hosted solutions with SharePoint Online.… Read more »

Microsoft Canadian Colleges Exec Briefing – Data Center Management

by | February 2, 2011

Rick Bakken, Senior Director, Data Center Evangelism, Microsoft Corporation Delivering Infrastructure to the Cloud Data Center Innovation – asked the question “Why are we building giant refrigerators for our data centers?”  In the Chicago data center, there are two floors.  Top floor is standard raised floor and the bottom floor is container based servers.  Made a decision… Read more »

Microsoft Canadian Colleges Exec Briefing – Cloud Services for Education

by | February 2, 2011

Joshua Rice, Director of Cloud Services & Innovation, Microsoft World Wide Public Sector Technology Office Microsoft Cloud Services for Education – Early learning and next generation services Change continues to drive innovation: physics = computational power, storage, connectivity, power, sensors adoption = the internet is the fastest growing communication tool – showed lots of the… Read more »

Microsoft Canadian Colleges Exec Briefing – Data Sovereignty

by | February 2, 2011

John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada Data Sovereignty and Privacy John’s job is to avoid “those unintended consequences” around technology adoption. Discussion about what constitutes cloud computing especially being clear about the context.  SaaS, PaaS and IaaS all have different contexts and require different approaches when considering data security and privacy. Microsoft Infrastructure Investment – data… Read more »