What's Happening In Technology Sectors

:: NEWS

SAFETY FIRST. This past summer, DePaul University (IL) implemented 225 Axis Communications network cameras in its residence halls, to ensure the safety of its students and property. The school's two main Chicago campuses are interwoven with surrounding residential and commercial communities, making security a top-of-mind issue. The IP video technology enables the university to review incidents of interest occurring at any residence hall, from one central location; a video management system from Milestone Systems and five centralized servers have replaced the need for individual digital video recorders at each residence building. Read more here.

KEEPING ON TASK. Syracuse University's (NY) Information Technology and Services department has deployed the TeamDynamix project and portfolio management software, to manage IT projects, meet university goals, and make sure that work gets done on time. The web-based solution provides a single, centrally located view of the ITS organization's work from budget, resource, and progress perspectives.

CT IndustryGREEN HD. The Los Angeles Community College District has chosen the LifeSize Communications HD videoconferencing platform as part of a comprehensive environmental initiative to take each of the nine LACCD campuses off the energy grid. The district's campuses are distributed across a service area of more than 882 square miles, and some district decision-makers were driving upwards of 60 miles or more to attend meetings. Now, real-time HD video has given them a cleaner, more efficient way to communicate, and is helping offset those commuter miles. The district's future plans include expanding the HD video network for distance learning purposes.

INTELLIGENT RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION. Slippery Rock University (PA) is using the SAS Enterprise Intelligence Suite for Education to improve student learning and success, meet performance goals, and obtain state funding. The software automates enrollment reports, allowing staffers to access information from their desktops, including up-to-theminute data on new enrollment, quality performance measures, graduation rates, retention, registration, orientation participation, and enrollment broken out by gender, race, and religion. The system also helps the university market itself to prospective students more effectively, by targeting regions from which students are more likely to enroll. Slippery Rock is also working with SAS to predict which factors create successful students.

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WSU'S E-MAIL security solution is catching a half-million spam messages every 24 hours.

SPAM-KILLING SAAS. In response to skyrocketing e-mail traffic and increasing spam volume, Washington State University has deployed Proofpoint's SaaS e-mail security solution. Proofpoint on Demand is now catching over half-a-million spam messages per day, blocking them before they reach WSU's various downstream mail servers. The system will scale to accommodate continued growth, without WSU having to invest in new hardware or worry about capacity-planning issues.

:: PEOPLE

Amit ChawlaNEW AGITO CEO. Enterprise mobility company Agito Networks has named Amit Chawla as president and CEO. Chawla most recently served as executive VP of global business units for Veraz Networks, a provider of IP-enabled communications solutions.

:: M&A, Etc.

CA ACQUIRES EUREKIFY. CA has acquired Eurekify, a provider of privilege, role, and policy management solutions. Eurekify's compliance- and role-based-identity management technology will be integrated into the CA security software porfolio.

SECURITY TECH PAIRING. McAfee has acquired enterprise security solution provider Secure Computing. Beyond consolidating the companies' security solutions, McAfee plans to utilize Secure Computing's Trusted- Source technology to expand intelligent "in-the-cloud" security services for an additional layer of defense.

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