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  • Purdue Builds Out 802.11n Network with 6,000 Access Points

    Purdue University is building out an 802.11n wireless network begun earlier this year. The final network will encompass more than 6,000 access points in 256 buildings across its West Lafayette campus.More
  • Learning Application Interoperability Standards Get Vendor Boost

    Two standards efforts from the IMS Global Learning Consortium gained steam last week during Educause with support announcements coming from a number of high profile vendors, including SunGard Higher Education, Oracle, Jenzabar, Pearson, and Desire2Learn. IMS is a non-profit organization that develops interoperability standards for education technology.More
  • 2 Universities Adopt Client Virtualization

    Two institutions--the University of Arizona in Tucson and Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO--have gone public with their adoptions of client machine virtualization and thin client technology from Wyse Technology.More
  • Social Networking Exploding in Enterprise Networks

    Social networking and digitally based collaboration are consuming networks. For example, Twitter usage has grown more than 250 percent and Facebook usage by 192 percent in the last six months, according to a research project by firewall vendor Palo Alto Networks.More
  • 17 Institutions Join IBM Cloud Academy

    IBM has launched Cloud Academy, an online resource and collaborative forum for campus IT professionals, educators, and researchers in K-12 and higher ed. Cloud Academy is designed to help academic institutions with their cloud computing initiatives and related professional development and to provide a forum for sharing best practices.More
  • Datatel Shows Off Mobile App

    Higher ed vendor Datatel gave a sneak peek of its campus-oriented mobile application at Educause 2009 last week.More
  • GoingOn Shares New Community Platform for Educators

    San Francisco start-up GoingOn has launched its open source community platform for educational institutions at Educause 2009. GoingOn Community bundles social networking, collaboration, and publishing technologies into an online service that allows educators to deploy an institution-wide network of user configured communities built around specific courses, programs, activities, or interests.More