Information Technology


Higher Ed Cloud Adoption on the Rise

Cloud investment is mostly expected to grow next year in higher education; 81 percent of IT leaders or professionals said their institutions would be increasing spending on cloud computing in 2017. Sixty percent said they're integrating cloud thinking into their IT strategies. But it will take a few more years before the majority of applications in colleges are running in the cloud. Today 39 percent of apps are cloud-based; by 2021 it could be closer to 62 percent. Those results came from a survey done among IT respondents who work in government or higher education by MeriTalk, a publishing company focused on government IT, on behalf of sponsors NetApp and Avnet, which are both technology providers.

Education Sector Now Most Targeted with Ransomware

Report: Education Now Most Targeted Sector for Ransomware

Education has surpassed healthcare as the sector most targeted by ransomware, a variety of malware that makes data inaccessible to users until a ransom is paid.

The 20-Year History Behind Internet2

Internet2, the technology community devoted to advancing research and education, celebrates its 20th anniversary next month.

A Benchmark for AV Support Staff

While the structure of AV design, support and installation departments varies by institution, here's a way to quantify your staffing needs.

Arizona State's Avnet Innovation Lab to Fund Tech Entrepreneurs

Arizona State University</a> and global technology distributor <a href="http://www.avnet.com">Avnet</a> are offering $250,000 in grant funding for technology entrepreneurs.

U Tennessee Upgrades Outdoor Wi-Fi without Adding Power Lines

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville has added more outdoor wireless access points and security cameras without adding new power lines by using a powered fiber cable system.

Outsourcing IT in Higher Ed: A Necessary Evil?

When an American company outsources work to an Indian firm, plenty of IT professionals bemoan how management is willing to bury middle-class jobs in pursuit of profits. But what if the organization doing the outsourcing is a public university?

Why It's Time for Education Technology to Become an Academic Discipline

Eddie Maloney, executive director of Georgetown's Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, makes the case for a new academic discipline built around the study of educational technology, learning analytics and instructional design.

UC San Francisco Outsourcing IT Ops to India

The University of California San Francisco intends to outsource many of its technology functions to an India-based service provider, resulting in layoffs for some 17 percent of the institution's 565-employee IT staff.

What to See at Educause 2016

At this year's Educause Annual Conference, learn about strategies for cybersecurity, open educational resources, data analytics, ed tech trends and more.

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