George O. Strawn has seen higher-education technology grow exponentially since the late 1960s, so a future campus that operates entirely on cloud computing where students have access to PCs that execute a trillion instructions per second does not seem far-fetched to him.

Strawn, CIO for the National Science Foundation and a former computer science faculty member at Iowa State University, detailed his predictions for the future of campus computing during a Nov. 5 session at the annual EDUCAUSE conference in Denver, where thousands of campus IT administrators are scoping out the latest in education technology.

Strawn reminded conference goers of the Dark


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