Cloud Computing & SaaS


How the Cloud Can Improve Campus Operations: Increasing Agility and Speed

Whether a school uses a public or private cloud, one of the big upsides is the ability to implement solutions quickly in response to customer requests.

Diving Into the Cloud

In a two-part series, CT provides IT administrators with an easy-to-understand primer to help them educate campus constituents about the cloud and what it can do for their institutions.

Microsoft MAP Toolkit 6.5 Beta Program Now Open

Microsoft has opened its Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.5 Beta review program.

U New Brunswick Looks To Advance Learning Technologies Through Collaboration with Cisco

The University of New Brunswick is establishing a new Cisco Chair in Advanced Learning Technologies to promote, support, and lead innovation at the university through industry-linked projects.

LoudCloud Adds Virtual Classroom, E-File Cabinet

LoudCloud Systems has added a pair of modules, virtual classroom and e-file cabinet, to its learning management system (LMS) for higher education.



Oracle To Merge RightNow Customer Service into New Oracle Public Cloud

Oracle has entered into an agreement to buy RightNow Technologies, a provider of cloud-based customer service to call centers, the Web, and social networks.

Pioneering Campus CIOs Say Necessity Drives Shift to Cloud

As the new Campus Computing Survey showed, cloud computing in higher ed isn't spreading quite as fast as the hype. But where necessity dictates a shift in IT practices, cloud computing is making some significant headway, as four campus CIOs explained at a recent Educause event.

Campus Computing Survey: Mobile Apps Grow, Cloud Adoption Slow

The results of a nationwide survey about technology in higher education suggest that the growth of mobile computing on campus has been dramatic in the last year, but that despite the attention paid to cloud computing, most universities are taking a wait-and-see approach for most applications beyond e-mail.

Datatel Adds SaaS to Colleague ERP, Updates Managed Services

Datatel has revised its services offerings to provide as little or as much support for its IT applications as its institutional customers want. The company, whose flagship offering, Colleague, powers enterprise operations for hundreds of universities and colleges in the country, said it now also offers that suite of applications in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model.

Stop the Upgrade Path; Time to 'Re-imagine IT,' Says Gartner

Today's IT leaders need to re-imagine the role played by information technology, and that requires being able to think beyond simply modernizing what's already in place. Achieving "creative destruction" will help the organization move beyond its current practices--which currently consume the bulk of IT resources--and into a world of cloud computing, mobile usage, media tablets, and social media. That's the message being delivered by Gartner at its annual Symposium ITxpo 2011 conference.