Jon Udell – Universities as bellwethers for IT’s future

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Jon Udell attended the PKI Summit at Dartmouth College. He writes about that over at InfoWorld, but in his blog he shows that he really gets it when it comes to higher-education IT:

Universities differ from other large enterprises in ways that make them bellwethers for IT’s future. The user population is transient, hardware and software monocultures cannot be imposed, and collaboration across institutional borders is mission-critical. These are excellent circumstances in which to evolve methods of identity management that will also meet the requirements of corporations as they increasingly outsource work, connect with customers through the web, and engage with partners in federations of web services.

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