Cloud Computing & SaaS

Regional Project Targets Data Storage for Research Cloud

The on-going challenge of figuring out how to store and share the data generated in research projects will receive $4.9 million worth of attention in a project undertaken at four institutions.

Oxford Consolidates IT Support Operations With Cloud-Based Service Desk

England's University of Oxford now has a single cloud-based service desk supporting 30,000 users, 100 departments and 38 colleges.

ASU Picks Cloud Service for Education for Enterprise Tools

Arizona State University has agreed to use a cloud storage provider as its primary secure collaboration platform throughout all of the university's campuses and academic activities.

Ball State University: Addressing the E-mail Glut

What if your university sent more than 50 million e-mails to its 20,000-plus registered students? How could your students keep up? At Ball State University, developers are piloting Campus Hub, a new service to help students identify and act on the most important messages from their institution.

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Ohio U Migrates Student Housing System to the Cloud

Ohio University's Residential Housing Department has migrated its student housing system from the campus to the cloud, making it easier for the department to control its own system updates while providing students with an improved user interface.

IBM Pursuing Academic and Training Traction for Bluemix Cloud Platform

IBM is promoting its Bluemix cloud platform in multiple ways among academics and trainers. That includes development of cloud curricula, skills training for women returning to work and summer camps for high school girls.

Web-Based LMS Promotes Assessment Activities

A new Web-based learning management system allows for teaching and interactive presentations to be delivered online with an emphasis on assessment.

Cloud IT Investments Still Rising

Public cloud investment is on a fast-track, private cloud spending is up, and non-cloud IT infrastructure spending is flat. That's the appraisal of International Data Corp. (IDC) in its "Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker."

Moodle Launches Free Cloud Hosting for Educators

Moodle today announced MoodleCloud, a service that allows anyone to deploy the Moodle learning environment for free — with no installation or hosting charges.

Midland College To Save $4.4 Million with Efficiency Upgrades, Cloud Computing

Midland College has completed sustainability upgrades, including efforts to improve IT efficiency, projected to save $4.4 million in energy and operational expenses over the course of 15 years.