David Brubaker ’03 (left) is senior IT project leader for the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Douglas Brunk ’86 is a software development director for Penn Medicine Academic Computing Service, the IT department for the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. (Photo by Jon Styer)

I.T. in higher ED: In the end, it’s about people

As a UNIX systems engineer at Virginia Tech, Josh Akers ’07 is charged with “provisioning” a few dozen “enterprise systems” at university, while also “administrating VMware infrastructure” and supporting operation of “Advanced Research Computing clusters.” “Anyone in the field would know what I’m talking about,” said Akers, who majored in computer science at EMU. But ...More