Information Technology


Worldwide IT Spending Ticks Up

Global spending on IT is expected to increase 1.1 percent this year compared to 2018, reaching a total of $3.79 trillion, according to a recent forecast from research firm Gartner.

How User-Centered Design Improves the Student Experience

In a recent redesign of the University of Washington's MyUW student portal, listening to users was an essential part of the design process. Here's how MyUW provides dynamic, timely content to meet student needs, and what developers learned along the way.

Jitterbit's Online Integration Service Gets 250 Updates

Jitterbit's Harmony online application integration service has been updated with 250 features, including a new "connector builder" and an enhanced user interface.

Internet2 Moves Cloud Connect Service from Pilot to Launch

Internet2 has moved beyond its piloting of "Cloud Connect" and made it generally available to members that want direct access to major cloud services.

Unintentional Blunders Still Dog Education Security

People in education are more likely to click on phishing e-mails than any other major segment, according to the latest Verizon data breach report.

Network Outage Hits Western Michigan U on Last Day of Finals

The last day of finals week wasn't a good one for students at Western Michigan University. Two failed routers that were meant to provide redundancy to each other created an "unprecedented computer network failure" at the campus, preventing many students from logging into the network, taking online exams or turning in last-minute assignments.

Why IT and the Library Should Work Together

Higher education IT departments and libraries have long had overlapping responsibilities, yet for the most part they have remained separate entities. Could it be time for a new kind of alliance?

How Education Can Defend Against Cyber Attacks

A new report finds attackers are drawn to the education sector owing to the wealth of personally identifiable information on students, faculty and organizations associated with universities and schools.

IBM Expands Quantum Computing Research Through University Collaborations

The IBM Q Network is looking to foster joint research opportunities with universities in an effort to expand the field of knowledge around quantum computing.

4 Ways the Higher Education ERP Industry Must Change

It's time for a new approach to enterprise resource planning in higher ed — one that involves transparency, cooperative contracts, a cloud-native strategy and more.

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