Information Technology

U Northwestern – St. Paul Upgrades Storage

University of Northwestern — St. Paul has implemented a new storage system using flash arrays to support its virtualized environment.

Adaptive Learning Tops Strategic Tech List for Education

Even as education spending is expected to inch up two percent this year to reach $67.8 billion worldwide, the way in which school districts, colleges and universities are spending that money is evolving to reflect the growing digital nature of teaching and learning.

CDW Report: Higher Ed Embracing Cloud Services, Security Main Concern

Higher education institutions have moved more IT services either completely or partially to the cloud, at 39.2 percent of services, than enterprise organizations in general, at about 35 percent, according to a new report on cloud computing from CDW.

DH2i Launches DxEnterprise Container Management for Windows Server

DH2i has released DxEnterprise, application container management software for Microsoft Windows Server mid-to-enterprise class applications and workloads.

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BYU-Idaho Supports Online Learning with Automated Video Transcoding

Brigham Young University-Idaho has automated the process of converting videos created by professors into formats required for online viewing, and the system has processed more than 13,000 video assets in the last year and a half.

Northern Arizona U Adopts Software-Defined Storage

Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ has implemented a software-defined storage solution in an effort to improve performance of its thin clients, thick clients and virtual machines.

NYU-Poly Researchers Awarded DARPA Contract to Explore the Deep Web

Researchers at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering are developing methods to explore hard-to-find information on the Web — both on the surface and on the deep Web, the realm not indexed by standard commercial search engines.

U Texas School of Information Partners with Iron Mountain on Information Management

The University of Texas School of Information has partnered with storage and information management company Iron Mountain in an effort to bridge the worlds of study and practice in the field of information management.

SkySync Added to Internet2 Net+ Portfolio

Portal Architects’ software is designed to make it easier for universities and research institutions to migrate information to storage services.

West Virginia Network Rebuilds Data Warehouse in 90 Days

A service center that delivers multiple computing facilities and network communications for most of the colleges and universities in West Virginia has rebuilt a data warehouse and dozens of reports from scratch after determining that the previous model was flawed in design and implementation.