Information Technology


Online University Debuts Mobile App Created by In-House IT Dept.

Trident University International has just released a news- and events-focused mobile app for students, created by its in-house IT department.

Report: IT Strategies for Non-Traditional Tech Projects

The traditional IT organization is accustomed to being responsible for back office and infrastructure technologies. Yet emerging technologies tend to support operations that are outside the normal purview of IT. What's a CIO to do?

Report: Cognizant Computing Will Have 'Immense' Impact on Mobile Computing

Gartner has unveiled a new report forecasting that cognizant computing, which the company says is the next phase of the personal cloud movement, "will become one of the strongest forces in consumer-focused IT" in the next few years to "have an immense impact across a range of industries, including mobile devices, mobile apps, wearables, networking, services and cloud providers."

MIT Adopts Cloud-Based Backup for Users

Massachusetts Institute of Technology has selected an enterprise endpoint backup system to back up the laptops and desktops of faculty, staff and students.

NYU TorchTech

Grassroots IT Leadership

A community-led group is helping NYU's highly distributed IT organizations collaborate better, build relationships, share information and impact IT strategy across the university.

Carnegie Mellon Builds New Computing Cluster for Education and Research

Carnegie Mellon University is building a new computing cluster, named Narwhal, which will be used for education and research related to large-scale computer systems.

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.

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.

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.

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.