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.
ATMI, a supplier of advanced materials solutions to the microelectronics industry, has donated $2 million to the University of California, Berkeley to support development of "ultra-low power consuming microelectronic device architecture and design that would enable greater ubiquity of mobile devices."
A security technology company has implemented a new theft management service that may interest schools running iPad programs.
The Campus Technology MOOC Community is a place to share ideas about massive open online courses.
ELM Resources has launched version 2.0 of its ELMSelect online lender comparison resource, enhancing interface features for students, institutions, and lenders.
A1.iO has unveiled its open source student finance module, A1 Student Finance, which can be used as a standalone product or linked to a student information system (SIS).
A university study comparing learning management systems has concluded that the latest crop of learning management systems evaluated have made "significant progress" since the assessments started in 2005. However, one of the report's authors noted, "We believe much more needs to be done."
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.
Online learning program provider Edmentum is making it easier to search its 100 units in reading, writing, and math to prepare adult learners for college or career. The update to Edmentum Higher Ed courseware, which includes content modularization, is available now.
Moodle HQ has released an all-new HTML5-based mobile app for both Android and iOS.