Thursday, January 29, 2015
11:00 a.m. PST, 2:00 p.m. EST


At UC Davis, they were faced with the challenge of how to drive better outcomes on a shoestring budget to support various groups within the institution. They evaluated the cloud and how it can help facilitate the generation, dissemination and advancement of knowledge. And through the use of Microsoft Azure, they were able to harness the cloud to develop campus-wide applications and ensure high availability, data security and data management for high peak usage while using the platform to drive increased developer productivity within their small technical team.

Join us as we explore how, through the use of cloud technology, institutions can drive automation, scale IT capacity, reduce costs and drive data efficiency all at once. In this session you’ll hear directly from UC Davis on three specific examples of how they were able to reduce the burden of faculty/staff/students through technology by building their application infrastructure in the cloud. They became IT heroes by providing better reliability and availability while driving cost savings. Following this session you’ll walk away with the knowledge of:

  • How to efficiently build campus-wide applications with high-availability to enable efficiency of various operations
  • How to increase developer agility and productivity when moving to the cloud
  • How data security, protection and privacy are reconciled when your data moves to the cloud

This event is sponsored by Microsoft and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the webinar was provided by the University of California, Davis.

Scott Kirkland, Enterprise Software Architect, UC Davis
Scott Kirkland is the Enterprise Architect for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis where he leads a team that creates highly interactive web applications for a broad campus audience. Scott also writes code for Spectafy, a startup connecting people with real-time, location-based information, and is the author and contributor to several open source projects.

Mark Walston
Mark has moderated numerous webinars for The Chronicle of Higher Education, collaborating with a broad range of clients including Blackboard, University of Phoenix, SunGard, Walden University, Pearson Learning Solutions, and SmartThinking, among others.
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