Cloud Computing & SaaS


Cost Savings in the Cloud

Cost Savings in the Cloud

For any institution looking to shift ERP systems to the cloud, big savings can be achieved--but only if the school has properly prepped before negotiations begin. These 3 steps can help.

Santa Barbara Business College Moves LMS to Private Cloud

Santa Barbara Business College has moved its learning management system to a private-cloud-as-a-service to gain more control over feature implementation and customization.

Gartner Predicts Cloud, Social, Mobile, and Information Forces Will Shape 2013

According to research firm Gartner, several converging forces will influence IT in the coming year.

Contracting for Cloud Services on a Massive Scale

Many schools don't have the resources or the expertise to identify the right cloud provider or to negotiate an ironclad contract. For schools in the MHEC and WICHE consortia, though, all that's about to change.

Size Matters: How Consortia Get Better Cloud Deals

For cloud implementations, consortia can do much of the heavy lifting when it comes to due diligence and contract negotiations--and they can save schools a lot of money.



Midwestern Higher Ed Compact Adds Cloud Infrastructure

Colleges and universities in 12 midwestern states now have the option as consortium partners of using cloud storage, virtual machine hosting, and Web hosting.

Reflecting on the Top IT Issues of 2012

MOOCs may seem to be at the tip of every IT leader's tongue these days, but the No. 1 concern for IT in higher education is staff and skills development.

The Incredible, Shrinking Cloud-Based Library

By migrating to a cloud-based platform, Bucknell's library services have improved the school's research capabilities while drastically cutting costs.

HPC: Rent or Buy?

Researchers who need to process vast amounts of data can buy an HPC cluster or rent a cloud-based solution. Increasingly, though, scholars are opting for a third, hybrid option.

Universities Implement Managed IT Service Solutions

Azusa Pacific Online University in California and Naropa University in Colorado have implemented a managed service to provide daily support services, software updates, and hosted and cloud services.