Presentation on theme: "The Changing Role of the Technologist as Higher Ed Embraces the Cloud Michele Decker, University of Notre Dame Jacob Farmer, Indiana University Derek D."— Presentation transcript:
The Changing Role of the Technologist as Higher Ed Embraces the Cloud Michele Decker, University of Notre Dame Jacob Farmer, Indiana University Derek D Owens, University of Notre Dame Kris Steinhoff, University of Michigan
Relationships The success of a cloud deployment is dependent on an effective and diverse team. The engagement pattern for the team is very different than for on-premise software. If you don't include a lawyer, you may be doing it wrong.
Systems Integration Scripting and using vendor APIs Creating ad hoc tools Integrating with campus systems Filling gaps Working with vendors Identifying bugs Defining feature requests Broad knowledge Communicating requirements and changes
Federated Identity Having flexible IAM practices and a federation infrastructure in place, can greatly reduce the complexity of integration.
Federated Identity Benefits for Vendor/SP Don’t have to maintain user accounts Common way to integrate with enterprise customers (reduces startup time) NET+ involvement opens a large market Risks/Costs for Vendor/SP Install and maintain SP software o Box still isn’t an InCommon SP, have to manually update metadata Change their login flow Custom branding for enterprises
Federated Identity Benefits for Institution/IdP Don’t have to maintain/sync user passwords to third party Common integration method Auto-provisioning Internet2 network
Federated Identity Risks/Costs for Institution/IdP Not all of features/service offerings from Vendor/SP are integrated with SSO Can’t restrict/control all login flows email invitations to sign-up Vendor/SP not able to accommodate multiple IdPs for one enterprise Auto-provisioning (lack of control of the process)
Federated Identity Skills needed to operate a Shibboleth IdP Technical Skills https://wiki.shibboleth.net/confluence/display/SHIB2 /IdPSkills Policy Understanding
Security, Trust, Assurance Sensitive Data HIPAA, FERPA Audit, Compliance, IT Governance SAS70 II Logging Monitoring “Low-Touch”, trust of vendor Trust but verify Credentials Non-Federated access, alternate credentials Exit Strategy
Evolving Skills Good communication, facilitation, and “whiteboarding” skills Oral and written communication skills are fundamental to success Persistence and ability to live with chaos Cloud computing is fast-changing New delivery methods appear frequently Requirements and processes change frequently Breadth of knowledge Jack Of All Trades, Polymath, "Renaissance Man" Focus upon integration, less so on building "Infrastructure Enablers"
Evolving Skills Can’t control progress of vendor “Keeping up with the KardashiansJoneses” Let them “do their thing” Don’t have to understand all the nuts and bolts Continuous review/revision of service and integration