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C-Level View :: April 25, 2007

Executive View

Evolutionary in Technology, Revolutionary in Impact
An interview with Ken Klingenstein, Internet2 Director of Middleware and Security

By Mary Grush

Ken Klingenstein has led national networking initiatives for the last 25 years. He's participated in the development of the Internet from its inception and says he's had one of the best seats to watch the evolution of network infrastructure and applications. Campus Technology asked Klingenstein about trends higher education IT should watch for.

What are the most important trends today in network infrastructure and applications, and what should campus IT leadership be preparing for over the next 5-10 years? One of the ways that the Internet succeeded in its early days was through the fact that it was an unimpeded wire--it had the feel of one wire between you and the other side. And that wire, which is also known as transparency, meant that the two folks on either end of that wire could invent whatever they wanted to because they had a direct connection. But, that has changed dramatically....

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