As more institutions of higher education turn to software-as-a-service (Saas) or cloud computing options as alternatives to traditional purchase-and-install software, a growing number of challenges are cropping up.
Microsoft received a "strong positive" rating in a study of e-mail system vendors by Gartner, which was released in mid-August.
As more higher ed institutions turn to different outsourcing models--traditional, cloud-based, or consortial--IT leaders must manage, monitor, and integrate technology solutions from all directions.
Students are moving away from their institutions in terms of their online “center.” They engage independently in learning conversations using applications of their own choosing, and they create their own digital identity--all without using campus-based technology.
In a move aimed at extending its Open Cloud infrastructure, Citrix Systems Inc. has agreed to acquire VMLogix Inc.
OutSystems has released version 5.1 of its Agile Platform, featuring "1 Click" provisioning designed to help developers quickly get projects up and running on Amazon's EC2 cloud computing service.
While the rest of the world will experience increases in education IT spending this year, in the United States, information technology will be flat through the end of 2010. But, according to research firm Gartner, growth will resume in 2011 and continue at least through 2014.
Microsoft used the occasion of a recent open source conference to advance its vision of an open cloud by breaking it down into four basic principles.
Three university programs have acquired an application from Hyland Software to manage documents and streamline workflow.