Citing a need for improved telecommunications capabilities, reliability, and cost efficiency, Iowa State University has joined Internet2's NET+ SIP program and will migrate 8,000 phones to the cloud beginning next month.
On July 30, 2013, Lev Gonick will open Campus Technology's 20th annual summer conference with a keynote that, appropriately, draws on his experience over the past two decades as a leader in higher education IT. Gonick will provide a retrospective of key technology changes and describe the "infancy" of the information technology revolution in higher education, but more importantly, he will examine the future challenges waiting for our education institutions and the higher education IT community.
Boise State University has implemented a real-time remote support system to extend tech support to students and most device types, on and off campus.
Adaptiva has launched a new edition of its IT Systems Management Software Suite for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, which is designed to help IT administrators streamline the network management process.
Student affairs departments are using technology to strengthen relationships between students and their campus.
Saint Joseph's University (SJU) in Philadelphia, PA, is in the midst of a massive overhaul of its WiFi network. The university has already deployed more than 100 new wireless access points (APs) and plans to install 150 more in the next few months.
The University of Delaware's Center for Disabilities Studies has implemented a mobile iPad and iPhone app that helps its researchers improve the speed and accuracy of their data gathering and reporting in the field.
Keene State College in New Hampshire has implemented a new disk-based backup system with data deduplication that has reduced backup times for the college's main file server by 95 percent, from 20 hours to 45 minutes.
Even as Apple's iPad shipments surge worldwide, its dominance of the tablet market is less secure than it once was. In the first quarter of 2013, its market share dipped just below 40 percent, as Samsung, ASUS, and Microsoft moved upward.
McMaster University in Ontario is planning to establish a university-wide cloud computing environment and infrastructure for use in integrated health biosystems and bioinformatics research.