Amazon has announced 12 university teams that will participate in its Alexa Prize contest, which challenges university and college students worldwide to develop a “socialbot” capable of holding conversations with humans for 20 minutes.
Ohio's Shawnee State University has adopted a suite of cloud-based software to improve recruiting and optimize internal operations in response to a mandate from Governor Kasich to lower the cost of education in the state.
Parallels has released an update to Remote Application Server (RAS). The latest version of the remote desktop software, version 15.5, adds new iOS and Android clients and support for Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Windows Server 2016.
The educational arm of Amazon Web Services has added new capabilities to its flagship product, helping students hone their technical skills and connect to careers in cloud computing.
D2L is partnering with Amazon Web Services in an effort to better serve customers and to accelerate expansion and innovation.
Thanks to a new partnership announced at the Educause 2016 conference, Blackboard Learn users will now be able to collaborate on documents using the cloud sharing platform Dropbox. As part of the integration, users will be able to upload documents to Dropbox, share them with others and collaborate in a secure environment.
CDW has announced a new offering for organizations looking to move to the cloud.
Yale Law School the Connecticut institution has adopted, a cloud data security platform in an effort to maintain control of client communications.
While the conference and the community that developed the original software and pioneered the Kuali movement have been active for more than 12 years, it's been only two years since the advent of Kuali as a new company — now, the software is being developed and offered through a separate, for profit entity. The Kuali Foundation's executive director tells CT how a foundation, a company, and old and new customers thrive and complement each other.
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.