Category Archives: Infrastructure

infrastructure area of IT strategy

Security Breach

There are moments that every CIO and IT administrator dreads.  One of them, possibly highest on the list of dreaded moments, is when a system administrator comes to you and says “one of our servers has been compromised”.    When that happens, you must immediately start thinking about technological, legal and social issues all at […]

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LabSTOR update

Harvey Mudd College is a member of a consortium called LabSTOR.  In fact, we helped set it up, along with Allegheny, Middlebury and Occidental.  LabSTOR uses Apache software called VCL (Virtual Computing Lab) that was originally created at North Carolina State University.  It is designed to allow remote access to computing environments that include applications […]

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Notes on experiments in Cloud Computing

If you read the technical media, you know that “cloud computing” is a phrase that is much in vogue these days.  There’s lots of debate as to precisely what “cloud computing” means, and there are lots of sub-categories to get a handle on too: Software as a service Platform as a service Infrastructure as a […]

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Portal Progress

After a successful pre-registration for Fall courses, we have continued to make progress on improving the features available through the Student/Faculty portlets. This summer, for the first time, students are able to add and drop classes through the Portal add-drop feature. Of course, students need to discuss changes with their advisors, but they don’t need […]

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