Information Technology


What Will Drive Technology Adoption in Colleges and Universities This Decade

The latest Horizon Report from the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative has identified the top six trends that will drive changes in higher education for the remainder of this decade.

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The 6 Most Important Technologies To Impact Teaching and Learning in the Next 5 Years

Virtual assistants, flipped classrooms and "the quantified self" are three of the six technological developments that will have a significant impact on higher education within the next five years, according to the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition, released by the New Media Consortium and Educause Monday.

Arkansas Community College Students Help Campus Install Emergency Call Boxes

A community college in Arkansas has given a group of its students the chance to gain experience with an on-campus project to put up new emergency call boxes. The work took place at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope and saved the institution "thousands of dollars."

Internet2 Extends Reach to Smaller Colleges and Universities

Internet2 is broadening its support to include smaller colleges and universities that are not necessarily research institutions but that nevertheless have "notable research projects and cyberinfrastructure needs."

SQL Server Recovery Tool Lets User Preview Potential Fix Before Buying

People with corrupted or damaged SQL Server files can take hope with the release of the latest version of a SQL recovery tool.

Will Net Neutrality Ruling Doom Education to Second-Class Status?

The ruling this week by a federal court on the Open Internet (Net Neutrality) Order may turn out to be, as one commenter called it, "a terrible idea," or, as another observer put it, a source of "a lot of overheated rhetoric." Education, for its part, could well see major changes to how it's able to deliver learning content to students online.

Red Hat Updates Red Hat Academy

Red Hat has updated Red Hat Academy, its open source education program for high school and postsecondary students.

U Michigan Expands Data Center Management Across All University Systems

The University of Michigan will expand its implementation of data center management software to all of its academic, research and medical systems.

Gartner: 4 Disruptive Trends Changing the Future of IT

Gartner predicts a future full of disruptions. Will your institutional IT organization be ready to exploit the opportunities?

Dell Unveils W-Series 802.11ac Networking Solutions

Dell has unveiled new enterprise storage and networking solutions designed to help campuses meet increasing demands for IT performance and network access, including new W-Series gigabit wireless access points, which offer data rates up to 1.3 gigabits per second for end-to-end 802.11ac wireless networks.