Cloud Computing & SaaS


Architecting Student Success: Integrated Software for the Community College

Known primarily for its success as a recommendation engine, Sherpa is actually South Orange County Community College District's "sandbox" of integrated software systems that provides many new tools for student success.

4 Reasons Why Admissions Should Be in the Cloud

For schools taking their first steps into the cloud, the admissions department may be the perfect place to start. Here's why.

Google Docs Restored at Oxford Following Brief Banishment by Security Team

Citing concerns over phishing attacks, University of Oxford's network security team recently took the unusual measure of blocking Google Docs campuswide. The team has since restored access to the service and apologized to end users for the disruption.

Storage, Conferencing Drive Campuses to the Cloud

Cloud computing in colleges and universities is growing and is expected to consume up to a third of the IT budget within the next four years.

Small Colleges Take Giant Steps into the Cloud

Small schools with limited IT resources are discovering that cloud-based services can give them a competitive edge.



Cost Savings in the Cloud

Cost Savings in the Cloud

For any institution looking to shift ERP systems to the cloud, big savings can be achieved--but only if the school has properly prepped before negotiations begin. These 3 steps can help.

Santa Barbara Business College Moves LMS to Private Cloud

Santa Barbara Business College has moved its learning management system to a private-cloud-as-a-service to gain more control over feature implementation and customization.

Gartner Predicts Cloud, Social, Mobile, and Information Forces Will Shape 2013

According to research firm Gartner, several converging forces will influence IT in the coming year.

Contracting for Cloud Services on a Massive Scale

Many schools don't have the resources or the expertise to identify the right cloud provider or to negotiate an ironclad contract. For schools in the MHEC and WICHE consortia, though, all that's about to change.

Size Matters: How Consortia Get Better Cloud Deals

For cloud implementations, consortia can do much of the heavy lifting when it comes to due diligence and contract negotiations--and they can save schools a lot of money.