Despite budgetary barriers, Campus IT leaders aren't lowing their sights; rather, they're targeting projects that are ambitious, forward-looking, and broad in scope. Campus Technology talked with some of them to get a sense of the kinds of projects they'll be implementing this year.
Rutgers University in New Jersey has selected an application delivery controller from Crescendo Networks to optimize performance of its Sakai learning management system.
Fujitsu has introduced a new line of "Zero Client" devices that need only LAN and power connections to provide computing services to users.
After almost a year of development that included holding 36 public workshops in person and online and reading through 23,000 public comments, the Federal Communications Commission has released its national broadband plan with a formal report to Congress. Calling high-speed Internet access "indispensable for the 21st century, the foundation for our economy, the foundation for our democracy in the digital age," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski declared the plan "ambitious but achievable."
Rice University is the recipient of a major research award from IBM that includes a supercomputer to do advanced biomedical research. Rice scientists will use the supercomputer in collaboration with researchers from Texas Medical Center to study cancer, AIDS, and other complex diseases.
The University of Tennessee System will be linking to and using a new 10-gigabit IP network core built by AT&T for the state of Tennessee. The system will be expanding its use of NetTN, a custom-built virtual private network begun in 2008, to connect its five campuses statewide.
With the Internet antics of 54,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff members, security analyst Brandon Johnson at Salt Lake Community College can easily chew up a day to figure out whose computer on campus is doing the dirty work of a botnet or what user was logged into a particular computer at a given time when law enforcement or HR comes calling.
Da-Lite has introduced a new accessory for its lecterns that allows an instructor to deliver presentations directly from an iPod or iPhone. The new universal iPod dock accessory can be recessed into the reading surface of any Da-Lite lectern.
MvixUSA has announced two new high-definition digital signage players, the Mvix DS HDPro and Mvix DS Elite. The two new players support full 1080p high definition video and are networkable.
The Hank Greenspun School of Journalism now has one of the most noteworthy homes on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. Brand-new and beautiful on the outside with a full array of industry-standard production technology inside, Greenspun Hall is more than just a stunning building--it represents a new era of journalism education...