Information Technology


IT Investments in Big Data Increasing Across the Board

Nearly half of all organizations have invested in big data technologies or will do so in the coming year, according to information technology research firm Gartner. The education sector, in particular, has the opportunity to capitalize on a growing trend in big data: broadening the range of data sources to include "dark data."

Budget Survival Strategies

Budget Survival Strategies

With higher ed budgets putting IT organizations under strain, 3 IT leaders explain their strategies for handling the heavy lifting demanded of them.

Devolutions Revs Remote Desktop Manager Online

Devolutions has launched version 2.0 of Remote Desktop Manager Online, the cloud-based repository for Remote Desktop Manager.

Chinese Hackers Targeted U.S. Higher Education

The Shanghai-based Chinese hacker group dubbed "APT1" definitely targeted two higher education institutions in the United States, according to security firm Mandiant, which recently published the widely circulated report "APT1: Exposing One of China's Cyber Espionage Units."

Going Behind ITs Back

Going Behind IT's Back

In an era of consumer IT, faculty and staff are increasingly deploying their own technology solutions, which is fine--except when it comes to data management.

9 Traits of the CIO of the Future

University of Scranton CIO shares research on the changing role of the chief information officer in higher education

Indiana University Creates Data Dashboard for IT Service Management

Indiana University has developed a custom dashboard that integrates data from multiple IT service management sources to help guide its strategic decision making.

Google Docs Restored at Oxford Following Brief Banishment by Security Team

Citing concerns over phishing attacks, University of Oxford's network security team recently took the unusual measure of blocking Google Docs campuswide. The team has since restored access to the service and apologized to end users for the disruption.

Storage, Conferencing Drive Campuses to the Cloud

Cloud computing in colleges and universities is growing and is expected to consume up to a third of the IT budget within the next four years.

Google Extends Android's Lead by 20 Points, but Not at Apple's Expense

Google further solidified the lead of its Android mobile operating system in the last quarter of 2012. Android's worldwide market share jumped nearly 20 points, while its chief rival, Apple's iOS, remained essentially flat. Both platforms saw significant increases in total units shipped.