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.
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 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.
Document imaging technology provider Ricoh will work with Blackboard to integrate its tools with the ed tech company's teaching and learning environments.
The Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College is now using design software as part of its undergraduate core curriculum, as well as for graduate and doctoral research.
Scalable Network Technologies has launched educational versions of its latest QualNet and EXata network simulation programs.
Dassault Systèmes has released Solidworks Education Edition 2014-2015, which includes new tools and features designed to help students learn 3D design in the classroom.
Tech research firm IDC reported that worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms accounted for a massive "653.8 petabytes of new storage capacity shipments" in the first quarter of 2014 alone. That represents 72.3 percent growth over the same period last year.
Tools geared toward promoting student success, no matter how useful individually, may become siloed on your campus, scattering potentially valuable academic planning resources for students. At the University of Washington, however, developers are making sure that UW's "MyPlan" will be integrated with other relevant tools and data. Jill Yetman, MyPlan project manager at UW, talked with CT about the strategy.
Red Hat has unveiled the latest version of its flagship platform, Enterprise Linux 7, which is designed to provide a foundation for open hybrid clouds and enterprise workloads across converged infrastructures.