The Department of Higher Education Policy Planning and Coordination (HEPPC), part of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is making progress on creating a national data warehouse that will integrate data from all segments of higher education in the country, as well as other data sources.
No matter how solid your disaster recovery plan, the consequences of true disaster languish for years. For the individuals and institutions involved, a catastrophe changes assumptions, priorities, behaviors, and expectations.
Inova Solutions, which sells emergency message displays, has upgraded its visual mass notification system, Inova OnAlert. The enhanced system offers e-mail-based message delivery, audible tones to complement visual messages, and a synchronized timekeeping function.
Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ has completed deployment of a commercial satellite communications system that will provide distance learning for its students.
Cooper Notification has launched Cooper Desktop Notification, which allows users to send real-time emergency alerts to computer desktops across the network. The new release is powered by the company's Roam Secure Alert Network emergency text and voice alerting system.
Southern Adventist University, a 2,500-student school in southern Tennessee, has deployed ADC's InterReach Fusion in-building cellular system to improve connectivity in student housing and enable the decommissioning of wired telephone service for students.
Despite the largely weak economy, adoption of unified communications among higher education, government, and other organizations is continuing on track.
At the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the California State University, Fresno, desktop videoconferencing is a key tool used in support of the institutional mission.
Nokia and Securitas announced that they'll be cooperating on plans to enhance GPS-related security services in Nokia mobile devices, at least for the European market.
In a move that plenty of other institutions are sure to follow, Oregon's Pacific University has integrated its emergency notification system with the popular social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.