Cloud Computing & SaaS


Taking College IT Out of the Hardware Business

Babson College in Massachusetts has overhauled its back-end computing operations with a $1.7 million "datacenter in a box." The move is part of what CIO Sam Dunn characterized as a long-term vision to shift his college out of the hardware business and bring greater agility to his IT team to address the college's growth and corresponding resource management challenges.

Panda Adds Firewall to Cloud-Based Antivirus App

Panda Security has updated its cloud-based antivirus program Panda Cloud Antivirus, which now includes a firewall that relies on "collective intelligence" for risk rating.

Big Changes Coming in Windows 8

At the 2011 Build conference taking place this week in Anaheim, CA, Microsoft provided the deepest view yet of what looks like a radical departure from past desktop OS designs.

A Community Cloud Strategy for the Education Enterprise

The Virginia Community College System is saving $20 million in IT costs annually by adopting a community cloud approach, according to Enterprise Services Director Matt Lawson. The scale and distribution of enterprise services at the 40-campus system offers a unique opportunity for the institution to leverage a community cloud strategy, both for cost efficiencies and for improved services. In this interview with Campus Technology, Lawson offered insight into VCCS' community cloud strategy and shared some of his plans for the future.

HP Opens Cloud Services Private Beta

HP has extended an invitation to the private beta program of its new HP Cloud Services for developing, testing, and running applications.



Researchers Throw Out Digital Waste Scheme

A couple of computer scientists--one from Johns Hopkins University and the other at the University of Alabama at Birmingham--have looked to the science of waste management for guidance on what to do with unwanted or unused data from the digital world.

Carolina Cloud Cover: Clemson's Collaborative Computing Cluster

Clemson University is using an innovative matching program--and comprehensive IT support--to create a powerful computing cluster to serve institutions across South Carolina.

VMware and Cisco Launching 'Extensible LAN for the Cloud'

VMware and Cisco are rolling out enhancements to their combined virtualization solutions, along with improvements to several desktop virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions. The companies have also debuted the new Virtual Extensible Local Area Network (VXLAN) architecture, which forms the basis of a scalable LAN for the cloud.

Lecture Capture Takes to the Cloud

Columbus State Community College has formed an alliance with Kaltura and TechSmith to create a turnkey lecture capture solution that can be deployed via the cloud.

Caution: Dangerous Curves Ahead

At CT 2011, IT leaders took a long, hard look in the mirror and recognized that they must evolve or face irrelevance. Then they rolled up their sleeves to map the road forward.