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Leonard, J (2013) Can All University Administration Systems be shared via the Cloud? In: THETA: The Higher Education Technology Agenda 2013, 7-10 April 2013, Hobart, Tasmania. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Moving University Administrative Systems to the Cloud has the potential to make “game
changing” reductions in capital costs, improvements in flexibility, and increases in
functionality. Such a wholesale move, however, may not be feasible. Cloud based services
have to be standardised, offered to a broad user base, under contracts with limited
longevity, and directly to end-users. Some administrative systems, by contrast, need to be
customisable, are offered to a small number of users, depend critically on longevity of
contracts, and require qualified IS to maintain security and integrate with other systems.
This paper explores where cloud solutions are feasible and where they are not. It provides a
model of potential use of the cloud in Australian universities, and discusses future
developments which could affect this model.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: THETA
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Copyright 2013 THETA: The Higher Education Technology Agenda

Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2013 22:50
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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