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Presentation Panel: Future is in the Clouds?

Tuesday, June 1 at 01:00 PM - Room 1140, Desmarais Hall

The journey to cloud email

Cloud-based email providers offer universities a way to dramatically enhance the capabilities of their internal email service offerings by outsourcing their email infrastructure. However, exercising these options raises concerns with respect to privacy, reduced institutional and forensic capabilities, and increased long-term risk. This presentation will review Carleton University’s successful launch of a cloud-based email service for Alumni in May 2009, as well as Carleton’s ongoing investigation of cloud email for its students.

Presented by: Ben Schmidt & Pierre Morissette, Carleton University


FADIS: A federated image and media system

This presentation will examine the need for the development of federated systems for content sharing, management and delivery to a large group of institutions using the FADIS (Federated Academic Digital Imaging System) as a model. It will examine the importance of cloud computing as a non-hosted application solution for universities, as well as discuss growth models in challenging economic times. FADIS is a free solution to participating institutions with an expectation of content contributions and community involvement. The presentation will feature a comprehensive demo of the FADIS administrative, faculty and student components. FADIS currently has 14 participating institutions across Canada, and the shared repository of art and architecture digital images now stands at 100,000, including over 500 videos.

Presented by: Gordon Belray, University of Toronto


Sharing practical experiences building federated applications

Interested in knowing more about how to deliver off-campus access to applications through the use of the Canadian Access Federation? This presentation will provide details about real-world examples that are minimizing the management of identity information and expanding the breadth of access for applications.

Presented by: Chris Phillips, Queen's University

Panel discussion