April 2014

Welcome to uWaterloo Connect IT! This blog and video series will provide IT service and event information and updates to the campus, while offering a collaborative environment for University community members to share their comments/feedback and help shape the future of IT at Waterloo.

Can a cloud support the enterprise?

Did you know there is an actual definition for the cloud? The National Institute of Standards and Technology defines five essential characteristics of cloud computing: On demand self-service, broad network access, resource pooling, rapid elasticity, and measured services.  What does that even mean? Isn’t the cloud just everything out there and wonderful about the Internet? Not exactly, those are clouds illusions you recall.

5 Star data

Recently, we delivered an IST Seminar on Open Data here at the University of Waterloo. Today we explore the public\goosewatch endpoint in our Open Data API through the lens of 5 Star data.

What is 5 Star data?

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