Cloud investment is mostly expected to grow next year in higher education; 81 percent of IT leaders or professionals said their institutions would be increasing spending on cloud computing in 2017. Sixty percent said they're integrating cloud thinking into their IT strategies. But it will take a few more years before the majority of applications in colleges are running in the cloud. Today 39 percent of apps are cloud-based; by 2021 it could be closer to 62 percent. Those results came from a survey done among IT respondents who work in government or higher education by MeriTalk, a publishing company focused on government IT, on behalf of sponsors NetApp and Avnet, which are both technology providers.
The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.2 percent in 2016 to total $208.6 billion, up from $178 billion in 2015, according to recent reports by tech market research firm Gartner.
One of the major IT solution providers in the education space is renaming itself. Connection, formerly known as PC Connection, is moving all of its subsidiaries, including GovConnection, into the new brand.
Carnegie Mellon University is adding a new six-unit course, "Cloud Computing for Business," to its School of Information Systems & Management academic offerings.
While two-thirds (64 percent) of higher education IT decision makers agreed that the data generated from their IT operations is "extremely" or "very" important to their missions, most of them (59 percent) lack visibility across their IT systems, according to a recent survey.
Higher ed technology community Internet2 has added a cloud service provider to its NET+ offerings.
CT talks with Ed Chapel, Senior Vice President at NJEDge.Net, about the role of New Jersey's Research and Education Network (REN) and how it serves the higher education and related K-12, government, and nonprofit sectors.
Cornell University's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering has teamed with a private partner to test and implement new technology for dynamic, optimal routing.
The University of Cambridge has implemented a high-performance computing (HPC)-as-a-service resource to support the scientific and technology research community.
The multi-campus university has selected Widen Media Collective to provide it with a cloud-based digital asset management system for its branded digital assets.