Administrative/Business Tools


Report: Worldwide IT Spending Forecast to Grow 1.4% in 2017

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 1.4 percent increase from 2016, according to market research firm Gartner, Inc. This growth rate is down from the previous quarter’s forecast of 2.7 percent, due in part to the rising United States dollar.

Hackers are Attacking Word Users with Microsoft Office Zero-Day Vulnerability

Hackers are exploiting a previously undisclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Word, which security researchers say can be used to quietly install different kinds of malware — even on fully patched computers, according to tech news and analysis site ZDNet.



IT Takes a Village: Getting a "Seat at the Table" is Not Enough

Dominican University's vice president for information technology talks about the changing role of IT at her institution and how forming partnerships at many levels, both internal and external, is the real key to success.

Parents Told to Step Back During College Admissions

Three-quarters of admissions officers advise families to step back when it comes to the process of a young person applying to college.

Texas A&M Launches VR Tour for Visitors

Texas A&M University has launched a virtual reality (VR) experience that offers users another way to visit the public university. The VR tour debuted at SXSWedu last month.

ASU Students Earn Credits for Spending a Semester in Silicon Valley

Throughout the “Semester in Silicon Valley” program, 80 ASU students will be mentored by business and tech moguls, participate in coding competitions and more, all while earning credits toward their degrees. At the end of the program, they will have the opportunity to pitch their newly launched startups to more than 80 venture capitalists.

Scaling Up Admissions and Recruiting with AR

Many colleges and universities are using immersive technologies to engage and draw in prospective students. The Savannah College of the Arts in Georgia is a longtime leader in AR/VR admissions and recruiting strategies. Campus Technology recently spoke with Dave Hanak, SCAD’s executive director of interactive services, to find out some helpful tips to scale up institutional outreach efforts with immersive technologies.

U Wyoming Moves Core Operational Systems to Oracle Cloud

The University of Wyoming is revamping its 20-year-old systems in finance, human resources, budgeting and planning, grant management, and supply chain management with a move to the Oracle Cloud.

Blackbaud Acquires AcademicWorks

AcademicWorks, a scholarship management company for K–12, higher education, foundations and grant-making institutions, has been acquired by Blackbaud, a cloud software company powering social causes.

New Mexico Has Most Affordable College Credits, Vermont Most Expensive

New Mexico comes up on top as the state where college credits are the cheapest in the country. There, students in a two-year or four-year public institution pay on average $113 per credit. No. 2 is California, where the price is $120 per credit. And Wyoming is No. 3 at $122 per credit.

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