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  • Taking 802.11n Control to the Clouds

    One of the biggest expenses with a new wireless network can be the controllers. After all, for every 50, 100, or 200 access points--the number of APs a controller can handle varies widely, depending on the network type and the vendor, among other things--you need another wireless controller. That single item might run $25,000 or more, punching a significant hole in a wireless budget.More

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  • One-Third of Online IT Support for Students Deals with Login Questions

    A third of all online questions posed online in an IT help desk environment in institutions of higher education deal with password and login information.More
  • Syracuse U Constructs Green Data Center

    Syracuse University has finished constructing its new Green Data Center on its New York campus. When the center becomes fully operational in January, it's expected to use about 50 percent less energy than a more traditional data center.More
  • VMLogix Gives Free Licenses to Higher Ed

    VMLogix has launched a new program for higher education to introduce colleges and universities to its line of virtual management applications. The VMLogix Education Program provides free subscriptions and support of VMLogix LabManager and VMLogix LabManager-Cloud Edition, allowing institutions to create on-premise infrastructure and tap into the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).More
  • 2 North Carolina Universities Partner on ERP Projects

    CIOs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University are teaming up to implement new versions of the human resources and finance components of their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.More
  • Free Guide Offers Practical Advice for Reducing Campus Emissions

    Colleges and universities that want to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions face a huge number of challenges and barriers, from a lack of faculty and staff engagement to the difficulty of retrofitting historic buildings, from insufficient in-house expertise to campus leaders distrustful of carbon credit markets. To address those challenges, Rocky Mountain Institute has released a free 121-page PDF guide, titled "Accelerating Campus Climate Initiatives: Breaking Through Barriers."More
  • UK's Nottingham Trent U Builds Data Warehouse with IBM Cognos BI

    UK's Nottingham Trent University will be implementing a data warehouse built with Cognos 8 Business Intelligence from IBM to improve its reporting and analysis capabilities in finance, human resources, space management, and student records.More