Cloud Computing & SaaS


Microsoft Reveals Office 365 University

Microsoft has debuted a forthcoming release of Office 365 for students, faculty, and staff of higher education institutions.

Bryan U Adopts Cloud-Based LMS

Bryan University has announced plans to implement a new cloud-based learning management system (LMS) with the intent of enhancing the student experience.

Solaris 11.1 Enhances Cloud Infrastructure, Adds 300 Features

Oracle has released a new version of its, Solaris. Oracle Solaris 11.1 features more than 300 new features and upgrades, including improved performance, availability, and throughput for Oracle databases; new cloud infrastructure features; and improved availability for enterprise applications.

How to Negotiate Cloud Contracts for Your School

For schools considering cloud-based services, vendors' boilerplate contracts are seldom sufficient. CT seeks legal advice on how to negotiate a contract that works for your school.

10 Myths of Virtualization

Lone Star College System has become a virtualization success story. One secret to its success: not allowing common virtualization fears to hold back progress.



What the Private Cloud Is Not

Cloud computing hype is beginning to perpetuate some misconceptions that need debunking.

Report: The State of Cloud Security

Are the security risks in the cloud any greater than those in an on-premises environment? One report analyzing 12 months of operational data found that the risks are about equal.

Public Cloud Services Expenditures To Reach Nearly $109 Billion This Year

Organizations will spend nearly $109 billion worldwide this year on public cloud services, an increase of 19.6 percent over last year, according to a report from information technology research and advisory company Gartner.

SkyDrive Adds Recycle Bin

Microsoft has added a new Recycle Bin feature to its cloud-based file hosting service, SkyDrive.

Marvell, Stanford Launch SMILE Plug To Create Classroom Clouds

Storage and communications provider Marvell has launched the SMILE Plug, a cloud computer developed in partnership with the Stanford Mobile Inquiry-Based Learning Environment (SMILE) program that creates an ad hoc network to stimulate higher-order student learning.