Determined to set his company's cloud platform apart from the competition, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella called a press event in San Francisco to unveil several enhancements for Azure, including beefed up virtual machines and storage and a marketplace where cloud-based providers can promote their services. The company said it would also make its cloud resources available to Ebola researchers.
Mercy College in New York has implemented an enterprise constituent relationship management system for higher education to improve its communication with current and prospective students.
The University of San Diego has implemented a cloud solution to migrate data to the United Kingdom, so it can provide students in its international studies abroad program in Madrid, Spain with reliable access to core academic and administrative information systems.
Twelve colleges in the North Carolina Community Colleges system are streamlining their server infrastructure in an effort to cut operating costs, lower energy use and ramp up performance.
GitHub has partnered with 13 companies and organizations to provide a package of developer tools free for students.
Gartner has looked at the digital future and found it in flux. During its annual symposium and ITxpo in Orlando, the IT consulting firm presented 10 technology trends expected to have "strategic impact" in most organizations, which may mean disruption to the business, users or IT; which may call for "major investment"; or which may pose unforeseen risks if ignored.
Multiple institutions that are part of the State University of New York System are choosing to outsource the build out of wireless connectivity in their residence dorms. SUNY Buffalo State, with nearly 11,000 students, will be working with Apogee, a company that specifically manages campus residential networks.
Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ has implemented a software-defined storage system that has freed it from vendor lock-in and resulted in significant cost savings.
The University of Western Ontario has implemented a hybrid storage appliance to ensure continuous availability of its online video lectures.
The University of Bedfordshire in the UK has implemented an end-user IT analytics platform to help improve the efficiency of its IT service desk.