It's been several months since my last post, both because I was busy at the University of Kansas (KU) and because I was talking to North Carolina State University about a position in the Office of Information Technology. I took a position at NC State as an Active Directory Architect and as I transition from KU to NC State I have been thinking about the various IT strategies I have seen at Stanford, KU, and NC State. I have read an article from the UCLA CIO (Jim Davis) several times about a layered model approach that I think works very well in the academic environment, both on the operations and research side. Here's a link to the article for those interested:
More to come as I get integrated into NC State. I am going to be very busy with a Identity Management project for the University, so I imagine I'll be writing about that in the near future.