Higher-Education Technology News

All news articles from the CT editorial team, in chronological order.


Gartner: IT Leaders Need To Improve Reporting on Security Investments

With the advent of malicious software that can be purchased online and an underground infrastructure that can be used to set off targeted attacks, cyber security threats are becoming more "democratized," and therefore more likely to gain visibility beyond the walls of the data center. That can lead to more enlightened thinking among executive management about investing in security measures, said Research Director Lawrence Pingree during a Gartner security and risk management summit being held in Australia this week.

Cornell Xray Imaging Lab Uses Kickstarter To Provide Low Cost Advanced 3D Imaging

The director of Cornell University’s 3D computed tomography imaging facility hopes to raise funding to provide low-cost imaging to nonprofits and enhance its digital library of 3D assets open to anyone interested.

EBSCO Adds New Subject Sets To Its e-Book Collection

EBSCO Information Services has added 12 new e-book subject sets to its complete library that now numbers more than 200 sets.

Carnegie Mellon Team Grabs the Most Flags in DEF CON Competition

There are hackers, and then there are victors. Carnegie Mellon University's computer hacking team, the Plaid Parliament of Pwning, has for the second year running taken first place in a Capture the Flag competition at the DEF CON hacker convention.



Software-Defined Networking Set for Massive Growth

Software-defined networking is gaining momentum and is forecasted to experience a massive increase in adoption by data centers and enterprise networks, according to a new forecast from the International Data Corp.

Fresno State Intros Tablet Program, Supplies Device Grants

Today California State University, Fresno is introducing a new tablet program as classes begin.

American Indian College Turns to Cloud for ERP

American Indian College, a Christian college that serves primarily Native American students, has adopted a new enterprise resource planning system for its comprehensive system, easy maintenance and fast deployment.

MIT Offers STEM Institute for Middle School Students

Students entering grades 6-9 in the Boston, Cambridge and Lawrence, MA area recently had an opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and math concepts thanks to a STEM Summer Institute offered by MIT's Office of Engineering Outreach Programs.

Lynn U Expands iPad Initiative

Lynn University in Florida has expanded its iPad initiative to include all of its day undergraduate students, new MBA students and Ed.D. students.

ED Asks for Feedback on Research Centers

The Department of Education has issued a call for feedback on the work of two Institute of Education Science research centers. The centers will use the feedback to plan their future work.