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Georgetown Tapping into Google Cloud to Manage Research and Data

Georgetown University is expanding its efforts with Google Cloud to improve the institution's ever-expanding data needs and facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration.

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Georgetown University making a big push into the cloud to better support teaching, learning and research on campus. According to a Google blog post, the university will migrate its on-site enterprise systems to the Google Cloud Platform within a year.

The move will enable Georgetown to implement an artificial intelligence-first and cloud-first approach to optimize operations and accelerate research. The university is already using the G Suite of services to facilitate collaboration and communication across campus. The move to Google Cloud is a key next step in Georgetown's strategy "to continuously modernize its information technology infrastructure to support the evolving needs of our students, faculty and researchers," according to Judd Nicholson, vice president and chief information officer.

"This collaboration will accelerate Georgetown's ability to provide advanced high-performance computing and sustainable storage resources to its research communities," commented Billy Jack, Georgetown's vice provost for research. "It will also serve as a gateway to creating a university of the third millennium — a learning and research institution that embraces data and technological literacy and analytical proficiency as one of the foundations of modern scholarship and enquiry across all disciplines."

Through the migration, Georgetown is looking accelerate research in medicine, life and climate sciences and global development. The full blog post can be found here.

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