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.
The easiest way to understand the cloud is to think of it as a utility, like electricity.
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.
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.
How the cloud enables collaboration and efficient transmission of information at two universities.
Microsoft has opened its Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.5 Beta review program.
LoudCloud Systems has added a pair of modules, virtual classroom and e-file cabinet, to its learning management system (LMS) for higher education.
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 has entered into an agreement to buy RightNow Technologies, a provider of cloud-based customer service to call centers, the Web, and social networks.
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.