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Web Services for

Today, my colleagues Erik Wilde, Eric Kansa, and I are pleased to announce our new report "Web Services for" and its companion website   Last week, the redesign of was made public to much fanfare. is  the U.S. government’s official website for publicly documenting how funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment […]


Building the Berkeley Technology Platform: A Proposal

The single greatest challenge for UC Berkeley is retaining its pre-eminence as a world-famous university in the face of not only such traditional competitors as Stanford and Harvard but also the myriad distributed groups of individuals and organizations that use the Web to produce and disseminate information. A big lesson of Web 2.0 is the […]

Large scale IT Trends Facing the University

I identify three trends in IT that will have a large impact on the university: increasingly inexpensive storage, network, and computation power for individuals For $25/year, I am promised unlimited storage and bandwidth for all my photos by Flickr. I can upload all my videos to YouTube or Google Video for free. For $16/month, I […]

UC Berkeley's new Chief Technology Architect

Shel Waggener, the CIO of the campus, announced last week the appointment of the new CTA: I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Hébert Díaz-Flores as the campus's first Chief Technology Architect (CTA). Reporting to me as manager of the Technology Standards, Practices, and Architecture unit, Dr. Díaz-Flores will be the lead architect […]