Information Technology


After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico University Turns to the Cloud to Restore Student Services

When September's massive storm knocked out access to electricity, clean water and communications for the entire island, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón needed to get up and running fast. Thanks to an extraordinary IT team and the resources of the cloud, the school was back in action within a few weeks.

Emory U Offers Students Live TV on Any Device

Students at Emory University can now watch live television and on-demand content on any internet-enabled device. The institution partnered with Comcast to launch Xfinity On Campus, a streaming TV product for colleges and universities, included with room and board for students living in on-campus housing.

Information Security No. 1 IT Issue for 2018

For the third year running, information security is topping the list of IT issues in higher education. The topic took the No. 1 spot in Educause's "Top 10 IT Issues and Strategic Technologies for 2018," announced last week at the organization's annual conference in Philadelphia.

IMS Global Learning Consortium Debuts Extended LTI Standard

IMS Global Learning Consortium has introduced LTI Advantage, the next phase of market adoption for its Learning Tools Interoperability standard.

Educause, Deloitte Report: Information Security Programs Must Be Formalized

Deloitte and Educause have partnered on a joint report that aims to inform higher education institutions of their responsibilities regarding new federal data protection requirements with deadlines beginning Dec. 31 of this year.

Survey Hints at Cybersecurity Communications Gap

Technology solutions provider CDW-G today released a cybersecurity survey that may indicate a communications gap between IT departments and students.

Report: Most Higher Ed CIOs Expect Digital Transformation to Cause Significant Change to The Business Model

A third of higher ed CIOs identified enrollment as their top business priority, leading all other priorities.

Cal Poly Launches Digital Transformation Hub for Innovation

A new project at California Polytechnic State University will focus on problem-solving and innovation around public sector technology challenges.

Online Trackers Help Promote Better Sleep in Indiana U Staff Study

Indiana University's "Sleep Great IU! Challenge" asked participants to record their sleeping habits for four weeks on personal online trackers. Afterwards, most participants reported increased energy levels and an increase in their ability to manage stress.

New Unicon Service Helps Institutions Get Started with AWS

Unicon has introduced Jump Start for AWS, a new cloud consulting service that helps institutions migrate to Amazon Web Services.

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