Information Technology


Northern Illinois U Implements 2 Database Machines To Support Administrative Systems

Northern Illinois University has consolidated its PeopleSoft applications onto two Oracle Exadata Database Machines. The new system helped the university reduce IT maintenance costs while boosting performance and reliability.

Free OS X Update Brings Desktop Access to iBooks Library

Apple has released a major update to OS X, Mavericks, which is available as a free upgrade via the Mac App Store.

West Liberty U Replaces Security Appliance with Cloud

A university in West Virginia has gone public with its use of a cloud-based security gateway from OpenDNS.

Lenovo Unveils Rack Servers for Virtualization and Cloud Environments

Lenovo unveiled two new ThinkServers at the Educause 2013 conference in Anaheim last week.

Bradford Networks Revs Network Sentry with Microsoft Hyper-V Server and MaaS360 Support

Bradford Networks unveiled the latest version of Network Sentry at the Educause 2013 conference in Anaheim Wednesday. Network Sentry 6.2 adds support for Microsoft Hyper-V Server and integration with MaaS360 mobile device management.

Stony Brook U Tackles WiFi Bottleneck with 802.11ac in Lecture Center and Sports Complex

Stony Brook University, part of the State University of New York, has upgraded its Javits Lecture Center to the latest WiFi standard, 802.11ac, and is preparing to install the technology in its new indoor sports complex.

U.S. Computer Market Up in Back to School Season

Despite an ongoing and fairly severe decline in the worldwide PC market, in the United States, computer sales are on the rise. In the third quarter of 2013 — which includes the back-to-school shopping season — PC shipments were up. The only top-5 manufacturer to post a decline for the quarter was Apple.

Moxa Hardens Access Point for Exterior Use

Moxa has released an 802.11n wireless access point for outside usage that works in both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio frequencies.

Xirrus Intros Dual-802.11ac Access Point

Xirrus has announced its dual-802.11ac radio access point (AP), the XR-630, which features two 802.11ac radios.

Tintri Reveals Next-Gen Virtualization and Cloud Storage Systems

Tintri, a producer of virtualization and cloud storage products, has launched its next generation of products, the Tintri VMstore T600 series, which supports twice as many virtual machines per system than its predecessors.