Software & Systems


4 Lessons Learned from Virtual Application Management Rollouts

In a session at the Citrix Synergy conference in Orlando, FL, IT leaders from the universities of Central Florida, South Florida and Florida shared their experiences rolling out and maintaining virtual application management technology.

5 Ways to Create a 'Post-PC Environment'

Education technology is moving toward a “post-PC environment,” where software will be online, students will access everything they need from one cheap device and BYOD will stand for “bring your own data,” according to Duane Schau, director of client services at Indiana University.



Microsoft Debuts Azure for Student Developers

Microsoft has released Microsoft Azure for student developers, a free version of the company's development tool for Web sites and Web apps.

Adobe Looks To Cut Paper Processes with Document Cloud and New Touch Enabled Acrobat DC

Adobe is gearing up to release a major revision of its PDF tool for desktop and mobile, Acrobat, and to launch a new service called the Adobe Document Cloud, which will provide document management, control and electronic signing capabilities.

Autodesk Offers Design Software Free to Ed Institutions

Autodesk has released its design software free to students, instructors and educational institutions anywhere in the world.

Meeting Students Where They Are — A New Cloud-Based Service Framework

Does your institution provide access to campus services using the modern functionality students have come to expect? CT talks with Raúl Rodríguez, chancellor of Rancho Santiago Community College District in Orange County, California — RSCCD is rSmart's first customer for OneCampus, a new cloud-based service framework.

San Diego State Slashes Its Transcript Evaluation Time

San Diego State Slashes Its Transcript Evaluation Time

San Diego State University has reduced its transcript evaluation process from eight weeks to two days, even during peak periods, by implementing a new scanning process that automatically reads and records transcript data faster and more accurately than before.

Moving Campus Services From the Portal to the Cloud

How many times have you heard "Our students are used to Google and Amazon… How could we ever match that here on campus?" Maybe now you can. Through a partnership with Indiana University, rSmart is offering OneCampus, a cloud-based service that gives institutions an easy way to transform older, portal-based systems into updated, cloud-based campus services that rival any online shopping experience.

Kuali 2.0: Reshaping the Landscape for Development and Adoption

A stunning series of announcements — the formation of KualiCo, a for-profit entity, KualiCo's acquisition of rSmart's SaaS business, and Navigator Management Partners's acquisition of rSmart's Kuali consulting business — has ushered Kuali into its second decade with big expectations for Kuali 2.0.

Gartner Trends: Tech To Realign Human and Digital Life

Gartner has looked at the digital future and found it in flux. During its annual symposium and ITxpo in Orlando, the IT consulting firm presented 10 technology trends expected to have "strategic impact" in most organizations, which may mean disruption to the business, users or IT; which may call for "major investment"; or which may pose unforeseen risks if ignored.