The real innovation in higher education IT is not the technology itself. This may seem obvious now, but it wasn't in the past. It's a recent revelation that comes with changes in the roles of IT staff and faculty in innovation with technology for teaching and learning and in IT organizations and departments on campus.
In an era when Google ranks almost daily as the most-visited website in the world, the question has to arise for any higher education institution: Why create digital repositories?
Ed tech company it's learning is adding Microsoft Office Web Apps and Outlook Live to its electronic learning platform.
On May 14, 2010 a team of students from the University of Michigan will get into a 2011 Ford Fiesta, loaded with an application they've developed, and drive out of Ann Arbor to hit Maker Faire, a do-it-yourself festival in San Mateo, CA. The students are the winners of a competition set up in a three-month computer science class titled "Cloud Computing in the Commute."
Although more than 95 percent of organizations expect to maintain or grow their use of software as a service (SaaS), 30 percent of enterprises using SaaS have renegotiated their terms before the end of the initial contract period.
Google has updated its codebase, adding features to its Google Docs online suite of applications that make them richer and more collaborative.
Citrix has released versions of its GoToMeeting and Receiver applications for iPad. Both are available now at no charge.
In and effort to reduce server expense and lab set-up time, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York has moved its virtual operations to the cloud in a number of IT courses.
Extending upon the private cloud offerings launched last year, IBM is the latest major player to launch a commercial hosted service.
CA Inc. has agreed to acquire Nimsoft, a closely held provider of system, network, and cloud network monitoring tools targeted at small and mid-sized enterprises, for $350 million in cash.