Software & Systems


Java Founder Gosling Quits Oracle

The father of Java is leaving the company following the January acquisition of Sun Microsystems. He joins CEO Jonathan Schwartz, Chairman and co-founder Scott McNealy, Director of Web technologies Tim Bray, and open source evangelist Simon Phipps in departing.

Big Microsoft Security Patch Expected Tuesday

Expect a whopper patch next week, as Microsoft is planning to release 11 fixes in its April security update.



Universities Rewrite Business Processes to Streamline Paper Flow

Two institutions--the University of Illinois at Chicago and Texas A&M at Corpus Christi--have gone public with deployments of business process management systems to improve document workflow.

SP1 Arriving This Year for Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft has announced updates to come in Service Pack 1 of Exchange Server 2010, including management and search improvements.

Microsoft Plugin Connects Office to Moodle

Microsoft has released a new plugin that lets Office users connect directly with the open source learning management system Moodle.

What's on the Higher Ed IT Agenda?

Despite budgetary barriers, Campus IT leaders aren't lowing their sights; rather, they're targeting projects that are ambitious, forward-looking, and broad in scope. Campus Technology talked with some of them to get a sense of the kinds of projects they'll be implementing this year.

Hyland Software Updates Document Management App

Hyland Software has updated OnBase, its document management workflow application. Version 9.2 includes 850 additions and enhancements, according to the company, including an offline client, mobile workflow for BlackBerry, and workflow integration with Microsoft Outlook.

Oracle Changes Solaris 10 Licensing and Support Options

Now that Oracle has completed its acquisition of Sun, its strategy for Solaris customer support is becoming more clear. And that starts with changes to the license and support terms that may limit use of Solaris 10.

The Online University Marketplace

When the Univerity of Alabama Crimson Tide took the national football championship in January 2010, it was the 13th such victory in the school’s history. But it represented a first for the university, as well—the first year the university got to test its e-commerce football ticketing system for a championship game.

Quinnipiac U Beta Testing Mobile Campus Data App

The 7,700-student Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT has begun beta testing a new mobile application that provides users with access to information about classes, contacts, events, and other campus content.