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."
Massachusetts Institute of Technology has selected an enterprise endpoint backup system to back up the laptops and desktops of faculty, staff and students.
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 University is building a new computing cluster, named Narwhal, which will be used for education and research related to large-scale computer systems.
Haverford and Bryn Mawr College recently completed three joint technology rollouts that aim to improve student services and save on costs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.