Cloud Computing & SaaS


How the Cloud Can Improve Campus Operations: Increasing Agility and Speed

Whether a school uses a public or private cloud, one of the big upsides is the ability to implement solutions quickly in response to customer requests.

What Is the Cloud?

The easiest way to understand the cloud is to think of it as a utility, like electricity.

Diving Into the Cloud

In a two-part series, CT provides IT administrators with an easy-to-understand primer to help them educate campus constituents about the cloud and what it can do for their institutions.

Know Your Clouds

Just as there are all kinds of real clouds--stratus, cirrus, cumulus--there are different types of computing clouds. The three primary cloud types are public, private, and hybrid.

Providing Anywhere Access

How the cloud enables collaboration and efficient transmission of information at two universities.



Microsoft MAP Toolkit 6.5 Beta Program Now Open

Microsoft has opened its Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.5 Beta review program.

LoudCloud Adds Virtual Classroom, E-File Cabinet

LoudCloud Systems has added a pair of modules, virtual classroom and e-file cabinet, to its learning management system (LMS) for higher education.

U New Brunswick Looks To Advance Learning Technologies Through Collaboration with Cisco

The University of New Brunswick is establishing a new Cisco Chair in Advanced Learning Technologies to promote, support, and lead innovation at the university through industry-linked projects.

Oracle To Merge RightNow Customer Service into New Oracle Public Cloud

Oracle has entered into an agreement to buy RightNow Technologies, a provider of cloud-based customer service to call centers, the Web, and social networks.

Pioneering Campus CIOs Say Necessity Drives Shift to Cloud

As the new Campus Computing Survey showed, cloud computing in higher ed isn't spreading quite as fast as the hype. But where necessity dictates a shift in IT practices, cloud computing is making some significant headway, as four campus CIOs explained at a recent Educause event.