Software & Systems


Open to Attack?

An emphasis on the open sharing of ideas makes higher ed more vulnerable to network attacks than corporations. How can schools mitigate the risks while still preserving their academic freedom?

Breaking the Ice

6 ideas to help vendors and IT leaders forge a more productive relationship.



Means of Production

Universities are wrestling with the possibilities and pitfalls of making homegrown IT products available beyond their campuses. CT examines the benefits of the two major options: open source or a commercialized venture.

Meridia Updates Audience Response Software with Interactive Slide Function

Meridia has released a new version of its audience response software which enables users to insert interactive response slides into any PowerPoint presentation and capture votes from the audience.

Campuses Able to Track Student Athlete Social Media Activity

Institutions can now monitor student-athlete social media activity.

Fedora 16 Provides Improved Virtualization, Cloud Computing Support

Fedora, the free, open-source Linux operating system distribution from the Fedora Project, has been updated to version 16.

Solaris 11 Touted as 'First and Only Fully Virtualized' OS

A full month ahead of its planned formal release, Solaris 11 was previewed this week at the Oracle OpenWorld 2011 event in San Francisco.

Staying Out of the Headlines through Encryption

Thomas Jefferson University, an institution with an academic health center and an affiliated teaching hospital, is using an encryption strategy to keep sensitive data secure and avoid the hardship of data breaches.

Big Changes Coming in Windows 8

At the 2011 Build conference taking place this week in Anaheim, CA, Microsoft provided the deepest view yet of what looks like a radical departure from past desktop OS designs.

A WatchDox Never Bolts: Document Security for a Mobile World

A new Saas application allows users to share documents among colleagues and partners, while also restricting their ability to copy, forward, or print them.