Information Technology


MaxxCat Adds Custom Thesauri, Promoted Results to Google Mini Replacements

MaxxCat has upgraded the search appliances covered by its Google Mini Replacement Program to allow users to add custom thesauri and more easily promote results.

Dallas County Community College District Implements New IT Service Management System

Dallas County Community College District has adopted new IT service management software to help improve its IT change management processes.

BitTorrent Sync Takes on Dropbox, Google Drive with Free, Unlimited File Sync Without the Cloud

BitTorrent is going head to head against cloud file synchronization services like Dropbox and Google with the launch of Sync, a new, free tool designed to synchronize files across computers securely and without storage constraints. The twist: It's not cloud-based.

Windows PCs See Steepest Decline Ever

The market for Windows-based PCs has declined faster than anticipated. According to two independent reports, PCs fell off 11.2 percent to 13.9 percent in the first quarter of 2013 -- the steepest decline in the history of the PC.

Windows Azure (Finally) Takes Infrastructure into Cloud

Microsoft wants to stop giving Amazon headway in the cloud race. The Redmond company announced live production of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, first previewed starting in June 2012.

Enterprise IT Security Capabilities Begin Slow Shift to the Cloud

Identity management, vulnerability assessment, and other forms of enterprise IT security technologies are slowly moving to the cloud. According to a report released this week, just about 10 percent of all enterprise security product features will be delivered via the cloud.

Red Hat Opens Early Adopter Program for Enterprise OpenStack Distribution

Red Hat has elevated its Red Hat OpenStack distribution from a preview version to an Early Adopter Program.

Android Will Be on More Devices Than All Major Operating Systems Combined

By the end of this year, Android will be in more devices than the next four competitors combined (Windows, iOS, Mac OS, and BlackBerry). Before the end of this decade, Android will be in nearly as many devices as all other operating systems combined.

PostgreSQL Update Targets 'High-Exposure Security Vulnerability'

PostgreSQL's developers are strongly urging users of version 9.x to upgrade their software "immediately."

Ellucian Rolls Out Payment Center, Banner Data Defense

Ellucian has launched a new bundle for Banner users that provides multi-layer security tools designed to protect student, faculty, and staff data. The company also introduced a new payment system designed specifically for higher ed.