Cloud Computing & SaaS


Teaching with the Cloud

All educators today, but especially those in post-secondary roles, need to learn how to make the most of cloud-based resources in their teaching practices, according to education consultant John Kuglin.

Texas College System Builds Private Cloud

A college system in Houston, TX has begun seeing big returns on its three-year long construction of a private cloud infrastructure to expedite delivery of IT services to its 62,000 students and 4,800 employees.

Indiana University Partners With Citrix to Launch Personal Cloud

Indiana University and Citrix Systems have partnered to create a “personal cloud” for students, faculty, and staff. Users will be able to access applications and data from any computer, tablet, or smartphone.

JBoss Application Server 7 Boosts Performance, Adds Arquillian Support

Red Hat has launched JBoss Application Server 7, a free and open source Java Enterprise Edition-based application server developed by the JBoss Community.

Citrix Acquires Cloud.com, Pledges Interoperability

Citrix Systems has acquired the open source cloud computing platform Cloud.com. The acquisition adds Cloud.com's CloudStack product line to the Citrix cloud infrastructure portfolio, which also includes Citrix's cloud-optimized virtualization platform, XenServer.



Google Beefs Up Online Storage for Apps for Education

Google is increasing the amount of storage it provides to institutions that use its free Apps for Education platform.

Where Does Desktop Virtualization Fit in Higher Ed?

Johns Hopkins University is testing out a new virtualized desktop environment in two of its schools. The move is allowing the university to make its computing spaces more collaborative for students and extend software to students' personal computers. In the process, it's also helping to ease some of IT's workload.

Hokkaido U Builds Academic Cloud with Open Source Tech

A university in Japan has implemented a supercomputer system that powers a new research cloud.

GSX Monitor Analyzer Now Supports Mobile and Collaboration Tools

GSX has announced general availability of GSX Monitor & Analyzer v10, a tool for monitoring cloud-based messaging and collaboration services, including services hosted outside the organization's firewall.

Google Looks To Protect Online Reputations

Google has launched a free suite of tools designed to help individuals protect their online reputations by identifying and dealing with disparaging or confidential information posted about them.