Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) has virtualized its backup and recovery systems so personnel can now manage backups of its heterogeneous IT infrastructure through a unified interface.
ViewSonic has expanded its MultiClient line of desktop virtualization products to include two new zero client plug-and-play adapters, the VMA15 and VMA25, and it has added support for Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 and Userful MultiSeat Linux 2011.
Mobile implementations bring relevance to the institution for students and other campus constituents. But many colleges and universities over think their mobile strategies, causing needless delays in deriving value from their mobile projects. Tim Flood, a seasoned leader of mobile initiatives including Stanford University's iStanford project, points out some of the unique requirements of mobile implementations, and urges institutions to move more quickly on mobile.
Brandeis University is upgrading its entire wireless infrastructure, with plans for a comprehensive overhaul by fall 2012.
Spending on IT software, equipment, and services is projected to reach $3.75 trillion worldwide this year, driven by solid growth in computer hardware and enterprise software.
Kentucky's University of the Cumberlands has extended its network by creating a residence hall network separate from its core campus infrastructure. The results have been improved service for students and more available bandwidth for faculty using data-intensive applications in their classrooms.
A Pennsylvania university has deployed a Web-based platform that allows its information technology staff to remotely access computers and mobile devices on any campus from a central location.
Organizations are putting more of their IT budgets into software as a service (SaaS). According to a report from market research firm Gartner, spending on SaaS will reach nearly $15 billion this year and will grow to more than $22 billion in 2015.
Energy-efficient power systems, server consolidation, and expanded use of virtualization are helping to drive down costs in higher education data centers, according to a new report released Monday.
Ericom Software has released version 2.0 of its HTML5-based remote desktop protocol (RDP) client, Ericom AccessNow.