Information Technology


Chinese Hackers Targeted U.S. Higher Education

The Shanghai-based Chinese hacker group dubbed "APT1" definitely targeted two higher education institutions in the United States, according to security firm Mandiant, which recently published the widely circulated report "APT1: Exposing One of China's Cyber Espionage Units."

Going Behind ITs Back

Going Behind IT's Back

In an era of consumer IT, faculty and staff are increasingly deploying their own technology solutions, which is fine--except when it comes to data management.

9 Traits of the CIO of the Future

University of Scranton CIO shares research on the changing role of the chief information officer in higher education

Indiana University Creates Data Dashboard for IT Service Management

Indiana University has developed a custom dashboard that integrates data from multiple IT service management sources to help guide its strategic decision making.

Google Docs Restored at Oxford Following Brief Banishment by Security Team

Citing concerns over phishing attacks, University of Oxford's network security team recently took the unusual measure of blocking Google Docs campuswide. The team has since restored access to the service and apologized to end users for the disruption.

Storage, Conferencing Drive Campuses to the Cloud

Cloud computing in colleges and universities is growing and is expected to consume up to a third of the IT budget within the next four years.

Google Extends Android's Lead by 20 Points, but Not at Apple's Expense

Google further solidified the lead of its Android mobile operating system in the last quarter of 2012. Android's worldwide market share jumped nearly 20 points, while its chief rival, Apple's iOS, remained essentially flat. Both platforms saw significant increases in total units shipped.

ManageEngine Applications Manager Gains Support for NoSQL Databases

ManageEngine has announced that its on-premise application performance monitoring solution, Applications Manager, can now monitor application performance and provide operational intelligence for Apache Cassandra and MongoDB NoSQL technologies that drive big data..

SOTI Unveils MobiControl Mobile Device Management for Education

SOTI, a provider of enterprise mobile device management and bring-your-own-device policy management solutions, has announced a new mobility management solution for K-12 schools and higher education, MobiControl for Education. SOTI is exhibiting MobiControl for Education at the FETC 2013 conference taking place in Orlando, FL this week.

A Seat at the Table at Last

One result of the Year of the MOOC is that IT is finally getting a say in the strategic direction of the institution.