IT organizations at American colleges and universities are getting clever with cost cutting. Two IT leaders share some of the small, creative tactics they've used to save hundreds of thousands of dollars for their schools while actually managing to improve services for their constituents.
The University of Chicago has implemented a new energy management system in one of its data facilities and adjoining offices.
Designing and implementing successful AV facilities requires the collaborative effort of a number of participants with varied interests, backgrounds, skills, and agendas. AV specialist Michael David Leiboff lays out the roles and responsibilities of those who plan and design successful technology-enabled classrooms.
Harvard Law School is implementing a new air efficiency system in a building that's expected to receive LEED Gold Certification.
As part of Dartmouth College's renewed commitment to sustainability and the environment, the institution is focusing on coordinating the efforts of its undergraduate community and its graduate schools.
At Purdue University, the Community Cluster Program is changing the way high-performance computers are built and maintained. By pooling their resources and contributing nodes to a centralized facility, faculty and researchers have access to much greater computing power that’s maintained for them by central computing staff. And they are invited to join about 300 people who roll up their sleeves and help construct a supercomputer in a single day’s “barn raising” event. Campus Technology asked VP of IT/CIO Gerry McCartney how it all works…
A Nebraska university has moved to fiber optic audio and video equipment as part of a high-definition upgrade in its athletics production facilities.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is teaming up with a utility company in its home state to reduce its electricity use by 15 percent over three years.
The guiding principles of classroom design are changing. New models for small to medium classrooms, coupled with ever-shifting educational technology practices, are requiring guidelines serve to foster more detailed discussions of cost benefit, longer term planning, and overall classroom design goals.
American University in Washington, DC just became the seventh largest higher ed buyer of green power in the United States, after signing an agreement to purchase energy credits equivalent to the institution's annual electricity usage.