Information Technology


Campus Technology 2014 in Boston

Leading Ed Tech Innovation and Change

Campus Technology 2014 brought together technology thought leaders for a dialogue on data, change, MOOCs, innovation and more.

U San Diego Reduces Backup Disk Storage Demands with Data Deduplication

The University of San Diego has implemented a data deduplication appliance with backup software for virtual environments to significantly reduce its disk storage needs for backing up the school's virtual machine data.

SAIT Polytechnic Consolidates Help Desk Management

SAIT Polytechnic in Alberta, Canada has switched to a unified help desk application for its academic and administrative departments to improve technical support across the campus.

Fluke Updates Wi-Fi Survey and Analyzer Tools for 11ac

As new Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac begins to make inroads into schools, Fluke Networks is introducing updated editions of its tools for designing and troubleshooting wireless networks.

U Alabama Birmingham Delivers 250 Mbps Broadband to Residents

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has drastically increased the speed of its on-campus residential network, with an upgrade that has brought 250 Mbps connections to each resident in all five of its residence halls.

Survey: IT and Academics Don't Work Together Much

Campus IT is a disjointed effort at most campuses. For example, in more than four out of five colleges and universities, IT professionals report that they do not regularly develop joint plans with academic departments for IT initiatives. These are some of the results that came out of a survey of 152 higher ed IT people in June by MeriTalk, a government-focused Web site.

U Sussex Adopts Software-Defined Storage

The University of Sussex in the United Kingdom has implemented a new software-defined storage system to improve network performance and support future expansion of its IT infrastructure.

Penn State Implements Clientless Remote Access to University Applications

Penn State has replaced its Java-based remote access system with a clientless solution to provide students and faculty with access to university software from anywhere, through virtually any device.

The Promise of 'Small Data' on Campus

At the CT 2014 conference this week in Boston, one former CIO told attendees that education is not "about gathering terabytes of data and asking it to tell me the patterns." Instead, he argued for the potential of "small data" to create a personalized learning experiences that cut down on student frustration and confusion.

Ed Sector Worse than Others in Virtual Machine Security

Nearly every large organization has experienced some kind of "significant" IT security incident in the last year, such as a phishing attack, compliance policy violation or unsanctioned device or application use. These are some of the findings of a research project done by IDG Connect for ForeScout, a company that sells security products.