What's Happening In Technology Sectors
SAFETY FIRST. This past summer,
DePaul University (IL) implemented
225 Axis Communications network cameras in its residence
halls, to ensure the safety of its students
and property. The school's two main
Chicago campuses are interwoven with
surrounding residential and commercial
communities, making security a top-of-mind
issue. The IP video technology
enables the university to review incidents
of interest occurring at any residence
hall, from one central location; a video
management system from Milestone
five centralized servers have replaced
the need for individual digital video
recorders at each residence building.
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KEEPING ON TASK. Syracuse
University's (NY) Information Technology
and Services department has
deployed the TeamDynamix project and portfolio
management software, to manage IT
projects, meet university goals, and
make sure that work gets done on time.
The web-based solution provides a single,
centrally located view of the ITS
organization's work from budget,
resource, and progress perspectives.
GREEN HD. The Los Angeles Community
College District has chosen the
LifeSize Communications HD videoconferencing platform as
part of a comprehensive environmental
initiative to take each of the nine LACCD
campuses off the energy grid. The district's
campuses are distributed across a
service area of more than 882 square
miles, and some district decision-makers
were driving upwards of 60 miles or
more to attend meetings. Now, real-time
HD video has given them a cleaner, more
efficient way to communicate, and
is helping offset those commuter
miles. The district's
future plans include expanding
the HD video network for
distance learning purposes.
AND RETENTION. Slippery Rock
University (PA) is using the SAS Enterprise Intelligence
Suite for Education to improve student
learning and success, meet performance
goals, and obtain state funding. The software
automates enrollment reports,
allowing staffers to access information
from their desktops, including up-to-theminute
data on new enrollment, quality
performance measures, graduation rates,
retention, registration, orientation participation,
and enrollment broken out by
gender, race, and religion. The system
also helps the university market itself to
prospective students more effectively, by
targeting regions from which students are
more likely to enroll. Slippery Rock is
also working with SAS to predict which
factors create successful students.
WSU'S E-MAIL security solution is catching a
half-million spam messages every 24 hours.
SPAM-KILLING SAAS. In response
to skyrocketing e-mail traffic and increasing
spam volume, Washington State
University has deployed Proofpoint's SaaS e-mail security
solution. Proofpoint on Demand is
now catching over half-a-million spam
messages per day, blocking them before
they reach WSU's various downstream
mail servers. The system will scale to
accommodate continued growth, without
WSU having to invest in new hardware or
worry about capacity-planning issues.
NEW AGITO CEO. Enterprise
mobility company Agito Networks has
named Amit Chawla
as president and
CEO. Chawla most
recently served as
executive VP of global
business units for
Veraz Networks, a provider of IP-enabled communications
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CA ACQUIRES EUREKIFY. CA has acquired Eurekify, a provider of privilege,
role, and policy management
solutions. Eurekify's compliance- and
role-based-identity management technology
will be integrated into the CA
security software porfolio.
SECURITY TECH PAIRING.
McAfee has acquired
enterprise security solution provider
Secure Computing. Beyond consolidating the companies'
security solutions, McAfee plans
to utilize Secure Computing's Trusted-
Source technology to expand intelligent
"in-the-cloud" security services for an
additional layer of defense.