Cloud Computing & SaaS


Google Adds Premiere Services to Cloud Offerings

Google has unveiled several enhancements to its cloud services, including premiere support for its app engine and database, storage, and machine learning offerings.

A Survey of the Electronic Portfolio Market Sector: Analysis and Surprising Trends

Trent Batson's recent survey of ePortfolio technology providers shows that there's a move in the ePortfolio marketplace now, from its earlier concentration on institutional assessment portfolios to the inclusion of a wider range of products that support student-centered as well as institution-centered portfolios--opening up the potential for new learning designs.

Oracle To Launch Enterprise Social Network

Oracle is launching an enterprise collaboration and social networking tool, Oracle Social Network, which will be offered as part of the new Oracle Public Cloud services.

Oracle Introduces Oracle Public Cloud

Oracle has announced Oracle Public Cloud, a set of integrated services that provide access to Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle Fusion Middleware, and Oracle Database, all of which are managed, hosted, and supported by Oracle, with a unified self-service interface for provisioning, monitoring, and managing all services.

Hiding in the Cloud: Great Classroom Tools

Even as many institutions grapple with their cloud strategies, faculty are taking advantage of cloud-based services to rev up their classes and engage students.



Internet2 To Deliver New Higher Ed Cloud Services

Internet2, an advanced networking consortium led by the research and education community, has announced partnerships with HP, Shi International, and Box to deliver new Internet2 NET+ cloud computing and other services to faculty, staff, and students of Internet2 member universities across the county.

Adobe Announces Cloud Service for Content Creation

Adobe has announced details of its forthcoming cloud service for content creators and tablet users, Creative Cloud, at its Max 2011 conference in Los Angeles. Creative Cloud is described as a hub for viewing, sharing, and syncing files created by the Adobe Creative Suite and a group of newly announced touch-based apps for tablets.

CampusIT Announces U.S. Launch of Cloud-Based Educational Management Service

Educators and students in the United States will now have access to a cloud-based education interaction management product previously available exclusively in Europe. CampusIT, the service provider, announced earlier this week that it is bringing its online student interaction and transaction management system--one of Europe’s largest, according to the company--to U.S. colleges and universities.

Report: Gartner Says Move to Cloud-based Email Slowing

Gartner is pulling back on its projections for how quickly organizations will adopt cloud-based email and collaboration services. The IT analyst firm said most enterprises won't begin their move to the cloud for these operations until 2014.

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.