Cloud Computing & SaaS


Howard Salis

Building DNA in the Cloud

Penn State researcher Howard Salis created a simple tool for a complex process — DNA sequencing — and turned it into a highly scalable, on-demand system that serves scientists all over the world.

Transcriptic Launches Science-as-a-Service Platform

Transcriptic, a cloud-based research services provider, has launched Transcriptic Platform, a programmable system for defining and executing experimental protocols for molecular and cell biology researchers.

University Consortium Reimagines Infrastructure for Digital Content and Data

Four major universities have banded together to create an infrastructure for digital learning. The work of the Unizin consortium, as it's called, will be managed under the auspices of Internet2 and will have three goals to start.

Mike Sajor

Inside Apollo's Massive Learning Platform

As the company behind the University of Phoenix and numerous other educational holdings around the globe, Apollo Education Group knows something about scale. CT asked CIO Mike Sajor about the institution's new learning platform, how it supports hundreds of thousands of students, and the choice to host it in a private cloud.

Georgetown U Goes Paperless To Streamline Applications

Georgetown University has gone public with its recent adoption of an online application system to replace its manual paper-based process.



7 Universities Partner with IBM on Cognitive Computing Courses

Seven universities in the United States have partnered with IBM to launch cognitive computing courses featuring cloud access to the company's Watson computer.

Bethel U Seeks Streamlined Enrollment Management with Cloud Service

Bethel University, in St. Paul, MN, is adopting an online enrollment management system in an effort to streamline the "recruitment funnel" across departments and improve external communications to prospective students in its graduate, undergraduate and seminary programs.

Miami's St. Thomas U Adds Cloud Tools for Student Research

St. Thomas University has signed on with a private partner for hardware and academic resources to provide students with opportunities to learn about cloud computing.

London South Bank U Signs on for IBM's Exceptional Student Experience

London South Bank University is investing in a major way with IBM to help attract and retain students, and it will be adopting an IBM cloud platform to facilitate those efforts.

Google Turns Off Ad Scanning in Apps for Education Permanently

Google today revealed changes to its Apps for Education policies that include permanently disabling scanning in Gmail for its 30 million Apps for Education users and permanently disabling the ability to display ads.