Cloud Computing & SaaS


3 Universities Move to Cloud-Based Platform for Open Online Courses

Three universities that are preparing to launch open, online courses have selected a cloud-based system as a platform for those courses--including Arizona State University, which is launching a "global classroom" in conjunction with a German institution.

Fischer Offers Free Shibboleth Hosting to Higher Ed Organizations

Fischer International Identity is offering free access to its cloud-based Shibboleth Identity Provider system for qualified higher education institutions.

UConn: Kuali Community Supports Move to Open Source Financials

The University of Connecticut is among the most recent institutions to go live with the Kuali Financial System. During the Kuali Days conference in Austin this fall, Campus Technology interviewed Charles Eaton, UConn's controller, to get his comments on "the buzz" at this year's show and what it means to be a member of the Kuali community.

31 Indiana Colleges Move Backup Storage to the Cloud

Thirty-one private higher education institutions in Indiana are moving their backups to the cloud.

Microsoft Reveals Office 365 University

Microsoft has debuted a forthcoming release of Office 365 for students, faculty, and staff of higher education institutions.



Bryan U Adopts Cloud-Based LMS

Bryan University has announced plans to implement a new cloud-based learning management system (LMS) with the intent of enhancing the student experience.

Solaris 11.1 Enhances Cloud Infrastructure, Adds 300 Features

Oracle has released a new version of its, Solaris. Oracle Solaris 11.1 features more than 300 new features and upgrades, including improved performance, availability, and throughput for Oracle databases; new cloud infrastructure features; and improved availability for enterprise applications.

How to Negotiate Cloud Contracts for Your School

For schools considering cloud-based services, vendors' boilerplate contracts are seldom sufficient. CT seeks legal advice on how to negotiate a contract that works for your school.

10 Myths of Virtualization

Lone Star College System has become a virtualization success story. One secret to its success: not allowing common virtualization fears to hold back progress.

Report: The State of Cloud Security

Are the security risks in the cloud any greater than those in an on-premises environment? One report analyzing 12 months of operational data found that the risks are about equal.