Information Technology


Tablet Competition Heats Up: Samsung, Apple Vie for Top Spot

Apple and Samsung accounted for a full 71 percent of tablets shipped in the first quarter of 2014. Apple remained in the top spot for the quarter, though Android as a whole accounted for slightly more than half of all new tablets shipped through March, according to early results.

Stanford Opens New Energy-Efficient Research Computing Center

Stanford University has opened the Stanford Research Computing Center to serve the computational needs of researchers through an energy-efficient shared facility.

U Iowa Upgrades Virtual Desktop Service

The University of Iowa is upgrading its virtual desktop service in an effort to improve speed and performance.

U Iowa Consolidates Support Units in Office of Teaching, Learning and Technology

The University of Iowa will launch a new Office of Teaching, Learning and Technology for the fall 2015 semester in an effort to better meet the needs of faculty, instructors and teaching assistants.

2014 IT Spending Forecast: Slightly Slower Growth Than Expected

One industry forecast of worldwide spending is being revised slightly downward, despite market improvements in the United States, Canada and Western Europe. The main culprits behind the slowdown seem to be mobile devices and "macroeconomic wildcards."

Invincea Launches Free Malware Discovery and Analysis Suite

Invincea has released Invincea Research Edition, a malware discovery and analysis solution for the data forensics and incident response community. It's being offered for free to DF/IR professionals.

Netgear Adds New Wi-Fi Controller, Access Point for Higher Ed, K-12

Netgear has added the new ProSafe WC7600 wireless controller and ProSafe WN370 wall mount access point with power over Ethernet (PoE) to its line of ProSafe products for higher ed and K-12 schools.

Oxford Implements Hybrid Scale-Out NAS for High-Performance Computing

Oxford University has implemented a hybrid scale-out network-attached storage system to support its high-performance computing center for research.

7 Universities Partner with IBM on Cognitive Computing Courses

Seven universities in the United States have partnered with IBM to launch cognitive computing courses featuring cloud access to the company's Watson computer.

The New CIO: Bruce Maas

5 higher ed chief information officers discuss their changing role on campus.