American colleges and universities are expanding their adoption of cloud technologies. According to new research released Thursday, higher education institutions will spend about a quarter of their IT budgets on the cloud within five years.
Wyse has introduced its new entry-level thin client, the Wyse T50. Geared toward organizations on a budget, the T50 includes Wyse-enhanced Linux firmware, a simplified user interface, "plug and display" startup of less than 20 seconds, and the ability to display multimedia and Flash in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and the local browser.
National-Louis University and a number of other institutions have begun transitioning to the cloud for constituent relationship management.
A research university in London's East End has adopted a new virtual lab system for delivering "hands-on" learning to graduate and undergraduate students studying Internet protocol- and infrastructure-related topics.
Teleplace has launched a new open source project, OpenQwaq, an enterprise-class virtual collaboration platform based on the Teleplace platform.
Amazon has broken its silence and released a postmortem detailing the cause of the massive outage of its cloud services that left numerous customers incapacitated.
Oracle has released the latest version of its distributed in-memory data grid product, Oracle Coherence 3.7.
Microsoft has opened up its Office 365 public beta to a bigger crowd worldwide. The company also warned that its latest beta accounts for the online productivity suite will not be transferable to Office 365 for education when the beta program ends.
Four education institutions are showing up on the roster of participants in a new council to promote open cloud standards.
At a Cloud Forum event in San Francisco, IBM formally introduced an enterprise cloud platform named SmartCloud that allows a customer to buy access to computing requirements such as servers and storage, delegate access and permissions for those resources, configure security, and get help from IBM and other users.