What's Happening in Technology Sectors
LEAVING GOOGLE. Google has announced that
Michael Moritz is ending his eightyear
stint on the company’s board of
directors, to focus on his responsibilities
as a general partner of investment
firm Sequoia Capital.
McAfee’s Dave DeWalt
NEW MCAFEE CEO.
Security giant McAfee has
named Dave DeWalt CEO
and president. DeWalt was
most recently executive VP
and president of customer
operations for EMC, a provider of information
management and storage solutions.
CARBONARO MOVES. CourseAdvisor, an online
lead-generation and marketing solutions
provider for higher ed institutions,
has appointed Rob Carbonaro
to VP of sales. Before joining
CourseAdvisor, Carbonaro was VP of
sales and client services at Experience, a
provider of university career networks
for students and alumni.
BLACKBOARD EXECS TO
INTELLIWORKS. Ex-Blackboard VP Jack
Dilanian has joined CRM vendor
Intelliworks as VP of sales. Todd Gibby, former
executive VP of operations at Blackboard,
has joined the Intelliworks
board of directors.
NEW SABA UNIT, NEW VP.
Former Salesforce.com executive
Cary Fulbright has joined Saba as VP and general
manager of the company’s newly
formed Saba OnDemand Business
Unit, focusing on mid-market and
begun a formal search for a new president
and CEO, to serve as a leader and
spokesperson on IT issues in higher
ed. Applications and nominations can
be submitted here (deadline: May 31).
SAFE STORAGE FOR
ALUMNI. The Villanova
University (PA) Alumni Association
has signed an agreement
to offer U-Vault (powered by
redBoomerang, from the Microcomputer
Consulting Group) to its 90,000
alumni, allowing them to
securely save information via the
internet, with automatic backup and
off-site storage. Lost or damaged data
can be restored with little or no need
for IT assistance.
SPEEDING RESEARCH. The
University of Kentucky Center for
Computational Sciences has selected
Grid Backbone solutions from high performance
Voltaire, for an
that can process 16.3 trillion calculations
per second. Read more.
MINING TV CONTENT. At
Syracuse University’s (NY)
Martin J. Whitman School of
Management, video monitoring
research tool TVEyes is enabling faculty
to add news stories and other
relevant broadcast content to
lectures. Users can search—via
a spoken word index—TVEyes’
continuously updated, real-time database,
to retrieve video and audio clips
for use in the classroom.
CALENDAR. Taylor University (IN) has selected online calendaring
solution Trumba Connect to enhance communication
between the school and its
constituents. Features such as RSS
feeds, event reminders via text messaging
and e-mail, and seamless
integration into the university website
(maintaining brand look and feel) are
helping drive greater awareness and
attendance for campus events.
CROSSTEC’s Activeworx Security Center will help organize security event data at Michigan State.
MANAGING SECURITY DATA.
Michigan State University is deploying
a security management system
from CrossTec called Activeworx Security
Center. The solution collects log files
from network applications (such as
firewalls, virus detection systems, and
vulnerability assessment tools), and
places the information into a single
database, organizing security events
for simplified analysis, to help alert
security personnel to potential
threats. It will be used in one of
the school’s principal data centers.
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