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Salesforce.org Expands Education Data Architecture

Salesforce.org has announced Education Data Architecture, an expansion of the Higher Education Data Architecture that is the foundation of its Education Cloud.

IT Rollout to Support Guided Pathways Program and More at Chaffey College

California's Chaffey College is pairing an ERP move to the cloud with a constituent relationship management and analytics rollout to streamline IT processes, enhance business continuity and support a new guided pathways program. The institution is working with Ellucian to implement Ellucian Colleague, Ellucian CRM Advise and Ellucian Analytics as part of a strategic alignment plan.

Georgetown Tapping into Google Cloud to Manage Research and Data

Georgetown University is expanding its efforts with Google Cloud to improve the institution's ever-expanding data needs and facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration.

XSEDE and Aristotle Cloud Federation Offer Joint Cloud Implementation Service

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment is partnering with the Aristotle Cloud Federation to help institutions deploy the OpenStack cloud on their campuses.

AWS Intros Cloud Ambassador Program

Amazon Web Services is investing in educators who use the cloud and distributed computing in their classrooms through a promotional credits program.



California CCs to Move to Cloud-Based Library Management Platform

Almost every institution in the California Community Colleges system will be adopting the same cloud-based, systemwide library services platform. The goal is to connect every student to the "most useful, high quality resources" through a uniform application. The platform is expected to replace the various library systems currently in use by participating community colleges in the state and is built on two products produced by ExLibris, which specializes in content applications for higher education.

NSF Funds Indiana U Jetstream Cloud Through 2020

Indiana University's Research Technologies center has received $1.3 million from the National Science Foundation to fund operations for the Jetstream research computing cloud through 2020.

Putting Advanced Computing Power Within Reach

Indiana University led the creation of an on-demand cloud platform that extends scientific and research computing resources to more higher education communities.

ASU Launches Hub for Smart City Innovation

Arizona State University is partnering with Amazon Web Services to create the ASU Smart City Cloud Innovation Center to build smarter communities in the Phoenix area.

Microsoft Promotes Azure as Alternative to Physical Computer Labs

Microsoft is hoping to replace the concept of the physical computer lab on campus with its cloud-based version. The company already has DevTest Labs for test environments. Now it's promoting Azure Lab Services to enable a campus to set up an environment, provision Windows or Linux virtual machines, install the software and tools that are needed and make them available to users.

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