Cloud Computing & SaaS


Report: Cloud Infrastructure To Grow 21 Percent in 2015

Total IT cloud infrastructure spending will grow 21 percent over the course of 2015 to reach $32 billion in the United States, or about a third of all IT infrastructure spending, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp.

Stanford Takes Biology Experimentation to Cloud

A project going on at Stanford University offers the promise of allowing online students and others with an interest to perform live biology experiments over the Internet.

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Resetting the Student Attention Clock

The length of time an average university student could concentrate on a task without becoming distracted back in 1973, according to a survey published at the time, was between 10 and 20 minutes. A 2006 survey by Diana Oblinger, current president of Educause, determined that the average student attention span had shrunk to around seven minutes.

NYU School of Engineering Launches 3 Online Certificate Programs for Big Data Skills

In response to the growing demand for big data expertise, New York University's Polytechnic School of Engineering is launching online certificate courses in data science, power engineering, and data center and cloud technologies.

A Data Commons for Scientific Discovery

A Data Commons for Scientific Discovery

The Open Cloud Consortium is working to meet the collaboration and data-management needs of multi-institution big data projects.



Dassault Pushes Cloud-Based Academic Version of 3D Design Platform to Forefront

Dassault Systèmes, a 3D design company with an extensive program for schools, has made 3DEXPERIENCE broadly available in the cloud for academic use.

Boise State University Moves ERP to the Cloud

In an effort to transform core business processes and advance strategic goals, Boise State University is moving its ERP to the Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud.

Internet2: Buildign  community for innovation

Internet2: Building a Community for Innovation

It takes a community to innovate — CT talked with Florence Hudson about her new role as Internet2's senior VP and chief innovation officer.

Oracle Offers Big Data Analysis Tool for Student Recruiting, Retention

A cloud-based platform that Oracle introduced this week aims to make it easier to aggregate, analyze and use big data to segment and communicate with students and prospective students.

Report: Few CIOs Give Cloud Solutions Appropriate Consideration

Cloud solutions have matured enough to be a viable option for many IT projects, but few CIOs are giving them the consideration they may deserve, according to a new survey from Gartner.