After more than two years of deliberation, the memberships of two of the highest-profile organizations producing open source software for the higher education marketplace have voted to go ahead with their long-considered merger. Sakai and Jasig will merge and become "Apereo" by early 2013.
As part of a three-and-a-half-year overhaul of its IT systems, Tulane University in Louisiana has created a high-speed network for researchers working across town and is gearing up to upgrade the campus network to dual 100 gigabit--up from a single 100 megabit connection in 2009. All the while, the university cut data center power use roughly in half.
Being the nation's fastest-growing community college is both a blessing and a curse for Lone Star College System (LSCS) of Houston. Expanding the system from 68,000 students to more than 85,000 during a 36-month span was an impressive feat, of course, but managing an increasingly strained information technology infrastructure across 14 campuses was literally a balancing act for LSCS' IT team.
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What's driving big data initiatives? According to a new report out of the University of Oxford, key factors include risk and financial management and the need to understand and predict customer behaviors to find new ways to engage with them. However, despite these imperatives, few organizations are actually in the "execute" phase of their big data strategies, as most are still educating themselves, exploring options, or, at best, testing out ideas and technologies.
Oracle has released a new version of its, Solaris. Oracle Solaris 11.1 features more than 300 new features and upgrades, including improved performance, availability, and throughput for Oracle databases; new cloud infrastructure features; and improved availability for enterprise applications.
Internet2, an advanced technology community of research and educational institutions in the United States, has announced plans to include the eduroam (education roaming) wireless Internet service as a membership benefit for the 221 universities and research labs that belong to the organization.
Knowledge management and self-service solution provider RightAnswers has launched version 7 of its flagship Unified Knowledge Platform. This new version includes interface personalization, integration with existing social media outlets, social forums, interactive forums, guided search capabilities, and other new features.
When schools and vendors work together, a pilot project can be a win-win proposition. Here are 6 tips on how to get pilots flying.
Cloud computing hype is beginning to perpetuate some misconceptions that need debunking.