Cloud Computing & SaaS


Windows Azure Bandwidth Fees Waived for Internet2 Research Universities

Microsoft and Internet2 have struck an agreement to open up the Windows Azure cloud computing platform to Internet2 member universities.

Netelligent Offers Virtual Desktops as a Service

Cloud and managed services provider Netelligent has partnered with desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) provider Desktone to offer cloud-hosted virtual desktops as a service.

AICTE Rolls Out Microsoft Live@edu to 7 Million Students

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has deployed Microsoft Live@edu to more than 7.5 million students and faculty throughout India.

A Free Cloud Library for Students with Disabilities

Bookshare just celebrated its 10th anniversary as a provider of digital accessible materials to students with print disabilities. More than 190,000 people--mostly students--have access to the cloud-based library and its 135,000 titles.

SaaS Expenditures To Reach $15 Billion This Year

Organizations are putting more of their IT budgets into software as a service (SaaS). According to a report from market research firm Gartner, spending on SaaS will reach nearly $15 billion this year and will grow to more than $22 billion in 2015.



Report: Gartner Says Computing is Shifting to the Personal Cloud

A new report from Gartner suggests that by 2014 users will store more of their data in the cloud than on their personal computers.

Weighing the Cloud: OpEx versus CapEx

Cloud vendors tout the benefits of paying for cloud services as operating expenses, rather than raising capital funds for infrastructure projects on campus. But the calculus is not as simple as that.

7 Keys to a Successful Cloud Contract

A college attorney explains seven legal issues that institutions need to consider before signing a cloud computing contract.

Alamo Colleges Shift to Cloud-Based LMS in Near-Million Dollar Deal

Five colleges in San Antonio will be migrating to a new learning management system over the next 10 months.

Desire2Learn Forms Alliance with Microsoft To Extend Cloud-Based Products

Desire2Learn, a provider of enterprise teaching and learning platforms for K-12 and higher education institutions, has signed a four-year Windows Azure global alliance agreement with Microsoft.