Information Technology


Blackboard Acquires IT Help Desk Provider Perceptis

Blackboard has extended its reach into the IT support business. This week the company announced that it had acquired Perceptis, which provides help desk and other services to colleges and universities.

Managing Anytime, Anywhere Access to Windows and Mac Apps at USC Engineering

Students in the University of Southern California's School of Engineering no longer need to crowd into busy computer labs to access the specialized software they need. The school has implemented remote access to both Windows and Mac software, so students can do their work from anywhere using their own laptops. And they can access both platforms with a single user account, so the school's IT team doesn't have to manage separate Windows and Mac user profiles for thousands of engineering students.

Better Together: Small Schools Find Common Ground for IT Projects

Better Together: Small Schools Find Common Ground for IT Projects

Haverford and Bryn Mawr College recently completed three joint technology rollouts that aim to improve student services and save on costs.

IT Veteran Viji Murali Named to UC-Davis CIO Post

Higher ed IT veteran Viji Murali is stepping into the role of chief information officer and vice provost of information and educational technology at the University of California, Davis.

Berkeley Pushes Student Stats Apps to Phoenix NAP Cloud

An academic department at the University of California Berkeley has shifted to a cloud solution in order to give students virtual access to statistical applications.

Community College of Aurora partners with IT Company on Student Jobs

Computer science students at the Community College of Aurora now have a shot at jumpstarting their careers thanks to a partnership between the school and a Massachusetts-based IT company.

Snapshot: Integrated Infrastructure and Platforms Account for 653.8 Petabytes of Storage Capacity in Q1

Tech research firm IDC reported that worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms accounted for a massive "653.8 petabytes of new storage capacity shipments" in the first quarter of 2014 alone. That represents 72.3 percent growth over the same period last year.

Report: Universities Struggle To Provide Adequate Bandwidth

SIIA’s annual survey finds that bandwidth is not keeping up with demand at higher ed institutions but suggests progress on digital content, e-portfolios.

Snapshot: Printers Surge in Q1

The world's hunger for hardcopies is far from abating, despite some recent slides in peripheral shipments. The worldwide printer and multifunction printer market grew by double digits in the first quarter of 2014, reaching 37.65 million units — up 32.1 percent from the same period last year.

Tech Report: Students Gear Up for Fall

Students arriving on campus this fall will carry with them an average of seven devices.