Information Technology


How to Stop Putting Out Fires and Solve IT Problems Fast

By creating a "problem manager" position, Wake Forest University has streamlined the way it addresses tech issues on campus.

Sony, Panasonic Address Long-Term Storage with Next-Gen Optical Media

Sony and Panasonic have signed a basic agreement to jointly develop a next-generation optical disc for professional use. The companies' goal is to develop an optical disc with a recording capacity of at least 300 GB by the end of 2015.

Gonick: Embrace 'Creative Destruction'

IT leaders are in danger of becoming mired in irrelevancy, according to Lev Gonick, former vice president for information technology services and chief information officer at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. In order to avoid that fate, he told attendees at the annual Campus Technology conference in Boston Tuesday, IT leaders need to embrace "creative destruction."

Score! 20 Years of Big Ideas

As the Campus Technology conference celebrates its 20th anniversary, we take a moment to reflect on the ed tech trends of the past two decades--and the prescient wisdom of some of our speakers.

Academic Data Breaches Miniscule Compared with Government, Private Industry

Academia has taken considerable heat over some high-profile data breaches in the last decade. However, a new visualization tool puts those breaches into perspective. Against the background noise of data breaches in government and the private sector, breaches in academic institutions are for the most part invisible.

University of Hawaii at Manoa Implements Open Source Software Defined Storage System

The University of Hawaii at Manoa has implemented a private cloud infrastructure with an open source, software-defined storage system for its College of Education research organization.

One Microsoft: The Impact of the Reorg on Education

Microsoft isn't talking publicly yet about what the company's reorganization means for its education customers. Is no news good news?

Intel Plans To Re-Architect Data Centers in Response to High Demand

Intel has responded to increasing demand for information technology services by devising a plan to re-architect its underlying data center infrastructure with the goal of better supporting online service providers and mobile end users.

Report: Computing Infrastructure Resources at Academic Institutions Up Substantially

Bandwidth availability and high performance computing is on the rise nationally on college campuses, according to data from the National Science Foundation's latest Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities.

San Diego State Deploys Access Management System To Deal with Growing BYOD

In an effort to deal with "exponential growth" of personal devices on its campus, San Diego State University is rolling out Aruba Networks' ClearPass Access Management System.