Gartner has looked at the digital future and found it in flux. During its annual symposium and ITxpo in Orlando, the IT consulting firm presented 10 technology trends expected to have "strategic impact" in most organizations, which may mean disruption to the business, users or IT; which may call for "major investment"; or which may pose unforeseen risks if ignored.
Multiple institutions that are part of the State University of New York System are choosing to outsource the build out of wireless connectivity in their residence dorms. SUNY Buffalo State, with nearly 11,000 students, will be working with Apogee, a company that specifically manages campus residential networks.
Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ has implemented a software-defined storage system that has freed it from vendor lock-in and resulted in significant cost savings.
The University of Western Ontario has implemented a hybrid storage appliance to ensure continuous availability of its online video lectures.
The University of Bedfordshire in the UK has implemented an end-user IT analytics platform to help improve the efficiency of its IT service desk.
Campus Management has expanded its CampusNet Cloud service to include a new enterprise-level offering, so educational institutions can use the service for learning management systems, financial applications and other applications, as well as Campus Management applications.
As Oracle prepares to launch its new new cloud-based student information system for higher education, Oracle Student Cloud, in 2015, it has partnered with several universities to form the Oracle Customer Strategic Design Program.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has gone public with its choice of switch technology to perform packet filtering and traffic aggregation on its research network.
SAP is planning a massive retooling of its software used in higher education and it intends to work closely with its institutional customers — such as the University of Kentucky (UK) — to drive those development efforts.
Shipments of Apple's iPad have fallen off 13 percent so far this year. Meanwhile, according to a new report, Samsung's tablet shipments have increased 26 percent in the first half of 2014.