A company with its own learning management system (LMS) for academic and corporate use has taken the social networking aspects of its LMS and turned them into an add-on product that will work with competing LMSes.
Ericom has released AccessNow, a pure HTML5 remote desktop (RDP) client that runs within a Web browser without the need to install anything on the client device.
InFocus has launched a new videoconferencing and collaboration system called "Mondopad"--a 55-inch touchscreen display with built-in whiteboarding, presentation, and communications tools.
Indiana University is launching an initiative called "IUAnyWare," which will provide cloud-based services to faculty and students across mobile and desktop platforms.
A university in Fredericksburg, VA has begun its move to a new open source, SaaS-based learning management system.
A university hospital in Southern California has begun using cloud computing to receive imaging work from a remote hospital to expedite the treatment of trauma patients.
IBM is expanding its presence in education cloud computing with the release of a new SaaS-based service named Decision Management for Education.
Higher education may have a long way to go before it's fully ready to exploit cloud computing because it doesn't fully understand it. Despite this, colleges and universities are still fairly optimistic about cloud prospects on campus.
The University of Rhode Island has begun working with IBM on a project that will test out the company's ability to automate some of the work involved in connecting researchers to funding sources and collaborators.
American colleges and universities are expanding their adoption of cloud technologies. According to new research released Thursday, higher education institutions will spend about a quarter of their IT budgets on the cloud within five years.