Centralized vs. Decentralized: Choosing Sweet Spots in Efficient Central Services and Local Value-Add Services

Wednesday, October 13 | 11:30AM–12:20PM | Meeting Room 303C/D
Session Type: E2010
The pendulum between distributed and centralized computing is swinging again, driven by extraordinary budget pressures and innovations including cloud computing. In this lively session, leaders from a campus central IT organization and from an independent academic unit will offer their perspectives on balancing efficient central services with effective local control.


  • Phil Ray

    Information & Technology Services, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Bill Wrobleski

    Retired - Associate Vice President, Infrastructure, The Pennsylvania State University

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