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Locking Down Data at U Nebraska

A typical university collects more sensitive data about students than a Fortune 500 company does about customers. Yet spending on data security tends to be miniscule at most universities in comparison with private industry. That's the observation of University of Nebraska Information Security Officer Joshua Mauk. In his three years on the job, Mauk has tightened down data security considerably at the university in a gradual process that has involved not just the right software products, but lots of coordination across university groups--and ongoing user education.

Embry-Riddle Taps Oracle for AP Process Improvement

In an effort to improve integration with its Oracle E-Business Suite, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has migrated its financial process performance system over to Oracle Imaging and Process Management. The application is used to manage 300 different types of student documents.



Dynamics NAV 2009 Gets More User Friendly

Microsoft touted new capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, particularly customization features enabled by Service Pack 1.

System Center Essentials 2010 Beta Released

Microsoft announced the beta release of System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010 last week.

Microsoft Eases IM Licensing Costs on UC Platform

Microsoft announced a few perks for its unified communications customers Thursday, particularly with regard to instant messaging (IM) presence technology.

Windows XP Mode Released to OEMs

Microsoft announced that the final version of Windows XP Mode was released to PC manufacturers Thursday.

Ballmer Promotes 'New Efficiency' Vision for IT

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave a keynote talk at a Microsoft event called "The New Efficiency" Tuesday.

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UCI Business School Gets a Handle on Enrollment Management

Implementing an enrollment management system is never easy, but for the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, the hope is that hard work now will pay off in future efficiencies, including more efficient and selective enrollment.

Judges Hear Appeal Arguments in Microsoft v. i4i Case

Lawyers for Microsoft and Toronto-based i4i concluded oral arguments before the United States Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, DC Wednesday in a patent dispute case.

Microsoft Releases System Center Updates

Microsoft last week announced a number of updates to its System Center line of server management products.