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  • From: Richard James <>
  • To: Michael A Grady <>, "" <>
  • Subject: RE: [grouper-users] Grouper Infographic
  • Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 15:16:44 +0000
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Hi Michael,

I could try and claim that's how we spell it at Newcastle, unfortunately though it is a spelling mistake. I shall get that corrected :)

I agree, I think that is important to include the involvement of people providing source data alongside the institutional data. 

Thanks for your feedback and pointing out the spelling mistake.


From: [] on behalf of Michael A Grady []
Sent: 23 May 2013 15:58
Subject: Re: [grouper-users] Grouper Infographic

On May 23, 2013, at 9:51 AM, Tom Barton wrote:

Wow - what a great graphic! Do you think others can use it, providing of course they credit Newcastle?

+1. (One small question -- is "substract" used in the UK, or is that an unintentional spelling of "subtract"?)

I wonder if there's an infographic-y way to convey that people as well as institutional systems can provide source data, or somehow illustrate a distributed administrative footprint. Goes along with "Empower the right people to manage access". Maybe a couple of people below the Venn diagram each in a box indicating a different part of the organization, something like the people-in-boxes used in the Internet2 middleware model?

I had the same sense of the only data source being institutional systems, which I assume you didn't mean to imply. Tom's suggestions seem like they might help change that.


On 5/23/2013 9:21 AM, Richard James wrote:
Hi All,

I thought I would post something a bit different from the normal technical questions to share some work we have been doing at Newcastle. I promise technical PSP questions will be following in the coming weeks :)

Recently we have been exploring different ways of demonstrating the key business benefits and drivers for the use of Middleware and Identity services. One method that we have been working on is the creation of Infographics, which are visual aids to share information and knowledge about a potentially complex system/service in a more clear and eye catching way. 

I have created an Infographic for our Grouper group management service at Newcastle University and thought it would be good to share with the community to gather some feedback and thoughts. You can view it at Please excuse any lack of creativity, its an improvement on my normal use of stick men :).

We are in the process of producing further Infographics for our Login Gateway and Institutional data feed services and hope they will allow the end users to be able to see the end benefits of the services without all the technical details.

Michael A. Grady
Senior IAM Consultant, Unicon, Inc.

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