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Bringing higher-ed to cloud: A success story at the University of Rochester

Part of the For Cloud Professionals podcast series

As cloud adoption has gained steam over the past half-decade, the education sector has often lagged behind. However, that’s changing—in part due to the shift to remote learning brought on by COVID-19, but also due to a desire to enhance the student experience.

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One final frontier–cloud comes to higher education

As cloud adoption has gained steam over the past half-decade, the education sector has often lagged behind. However, that’s changing—in part due to the shift to remote learning brought on by COVID-19, but also due to a desire to enhance the student experience. In this podcast, David Linthicum and guests, Deloitte’s Kathy Karich and University of Rochester Deputy CIO Julie Myers, discuss the university's cloud journey and how they’ve made it a successful one. Kathy and Julie cite three critical keys to success: focus on getting your data clean, redesign processes for cloud, and manage change—and people’s reaction to it—effectively. Julie also stresses the importance of good executive leadership to ensuring enterprise-wide buy-in for what can initially be a bumpy ride to cloud.

Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Amazon” refers to AWS (Amazon Web Services) and “Google” refers to GCP (Google Cloud Platform).

Our focus was really on how to make the student experience better and how to bring our schools closer together from a business process arena.Julie Myers is the co-deputy chief information officer for the University of Rochester. She is responsible for technology strategy and initiatives in support of university-wide applications. She also provides leadership to many other IT services across the university's six schools.

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Put Cloud in context with the future of business and technology

Because cloud is never just about cloud, a podcast about cloud isn’t either. Our two hosts deliver two unique perspectives to help bring you closer to achieving what matters most—your possible.

For Cloud Professionals, hosted by David Linthicum, provides an enterprise-level, strategic look at key issues impacting clients’ businesses. David, ranked as the #1 cloud influencer in a recent Apollo Research report, has published 13 books on computing, written over 5,000 published articles and performed over 500 conference presentations, making his specialization in the power of cloud simply undeniable.

As a pioneer in cloud computing, Mike Kavis leads Architecting the Cloud, which offers insights from the POV of those who’ve had hands-on experience with cloud technology. Mike’s personal cloud journey includes leading the team that built the world's first high-speed transaction network in Amazon's public cloud—a project that ultimately won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge.

With two leaders in your ear, you’ll have the content you need to drive the next conversation around cloud. Check out both talk tracks within the Deloitte On Cloud podcast to get the compelling stories on your schedule to help you understand the topics that are reshaping today’s market.

Contact us at cloud@deloitte.com for information on this or any other On Cloud podcasts.

Or visit the On Cloud library for the full collection of episodes.

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