Cloud Computing & SaaS

Marist College Tests Out Cloud Security

A Poughkeepsie, NY college is teaming up with a security software company to test out security approaches for its cloud environment and develop professional curriculum for cybersecurity experts.

Open Cloud Consortium Forms Alliance with NOAA to Release Environmental Data

The Open Cloud Consortium (OCC), a nonprofit cloud infrastructure provider focused on scientific, medical, healthcare and environmental data and research, is beefing up its environmental data offerings through a new agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

U Chicago Deploys Web-Scale Storage for Genomic Data Research

The University of Chicago has implemented a Web-scale storage system to support data commons and data clouds at its Center for Data Intensive Science.

Stanford Takes Biology Experimentation to Cloud

A project going on at Stanford University offers the promise of allowing online students and others with an interest to perform live biology experiments over the Internet.

Report: Cloud Infrastructure To Grow 21 Percent in 2015

Total IT cloud infrastructure spending will grow 21 percent over the course of 2015 to reach $32 billion in the United States, or about a third of all IT infrastructure spending, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp.

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Resetting the Student Attention Clock

The length of time an average university student could concentrate on a task without becoming distracted back in 1973, according to a survey published at the time, was between 10 and 20 minutes. A 2006 survey by Diana Oblinger, current president of Educause, determined that the average student attention span had shrunk to around seven minutes.

NYU School of Engineering Launches 3 Online Certificate Programs for Big Data Skills

In response to the growing demand for big data expertise, New York University's Polytechnic School of Engineering is launching online certificate courses in data science, power engineering, and data center and cloud technologies.

A Data Commons for Scientific Discovery

A Data Commons for Scientific Discovery

The Open Cloud Consortium is working to meet the collaboration and data-management needs of multi-institution big data projects.

Dassault Pushes Cloud-Based Academic Version of 3D Design Platform to Forefront

Dassault Systèmes, a 3D design company with an extensive program for schools, has made 3DEXPERIENCE broadly available in the cloud for academic use.

Boise State University Moves ERP to the Cloud

In an effort to transform core business processes and advance strategic goals, Boise State University is moving its ERP to the Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud.