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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.

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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 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 on-demand customers.


PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH. Educause has 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 computing vendor Voltaire, for an IBM supercomputer 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.

ENHANCED EVENT 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.

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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. Read more.

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