Campus IT is a disjointed effort at most campuses. For example, in more than four out of five colleges and universities, IT professionals report that they do not regularly develop joint plans with academic departments for IT initiatives. These are some of the results that came out of a survey of 152 higher ed IT people in June by MeriTalk, a government-focused Web site.
Penn State researcher Howard Salis created a simple tool for a complex process — DNA sequencing — and turned it into a highly scalable, on-demand system that serves scientists all over the world.
Transcriptic, a cloud-based research services provider, has launched Transcriptic Platform, a programmable system for defining and executing experimental protocols for molecular and cell biology researchers.
Four major universities have banded together to create an infrastructure for digital learning. The work of the Unizin consortium, as it's called, will be managed under the auspices of Internet2 and will have three goals to start.
As the company behind the University of Phoenix and numerous other educational holdings around the globe, Apollo Education Group knows something about scale. CT asked CIO Mike Sajor about the institution's new learning platform, how it supports hundreds of thousands of students, and the choice to host it in a private cloud.
Georgetown University has gone public with its recent adoption of an online application system to replace its manual paper-based process.
Seven universities in the United States have partnered with IBM to launch cognitive computing courses featuring cloud access to the company's Watson computer.
Bethel University, in St. Paul, MN, is adopting an online enrollment management system in an effort to streamline the "recruitment funnel" across departments and improve external communications to prospective students in its graduate, undergraduate and seminary programs.
St. Thomas University has signed on with a private partner for hardware and academic resources to provide students with opportunities to learn about cloud computing.
London South Bank University is investing in a major way with IBM to help attract and retain students, and it will be adopting an IBM cloud platform to facilitate those efforts.