If any of your are going to EDUCAUSE 2010 this year, stop by our VCL friends from GMU and CSU.
-------------- http://www.educause.edu/E2010/Program/SESS067 Alternatives to Traditional Campus Computing Labs Declining budgets exacerbate IT's inability to provide effective services to our students. In this challenging fiscal climate, George Mason University is managing a declining budget through the innovative use of virtual technologies. The replacement of select computer labs with virtual facilities allows Mason to maintain vital services while reducing costs Speaker: Sharon P. Pitt Executive Director, Division of Instructional Technology Then there is a Poster: http://www.educause.edu/E2010/Program/PS034 The Sky Is Falling: Time to Build a Cloud Speaker(s): Chris Olsen, Lee Thompson, Henry E. Schaffer 1:30pm - 2:30pm (Hall A/B, Table 51) Poster Session - Leadership During an unprecedented financial crisis, the CSU system seized the opportunity to leverage the NCSU VCL project to create a cloud infrastructure, leapfrogging into the future and allowing the CSU to dramatically increase service to students through a virtual computing lab while enabling faculty to use the same cyberinfrastructure for research. vcl.calstate.edu, vcl.ncsu.edu ---- cheers, Aaron -- Aaron Peeler Program Manager Virtual Computing Lab NC State University aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu 919-513-4571