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Call for Entries: 2020 Campus Technology Impact Awards

The Campus Technology Impact Awards will honor exemplary colleges and universities that are making an extraordinary impact with technology on campus, doing important work in the service of teaching, learning, administration and operations.

Milwaukee School of Engineering Supercomputer to Support AI Education and Research

A new supercomputer at the Milwaukee School of Engineering will serve both research and instruction in artificial intelligence and deep learning for the university's computer science program.

Google to Take IT Support Training into 100 Community Colleges

Google and its foundation are escalating its workforce development efforts. The company announced that it would expand its "IT Support Professional Certificate" program from 30 community colleges to 100 by the end of next year.

Simplify, Sustain, Innovate: Themes for Top 10 IT Issues of 2020

Security and privacy topped this year's IT issues for higher education — yet again. Concerns about developing a risk-based security strategy that can stand up to the current and coming crop of computer threats was job number one for campus IT leaders in the latest Educause IT trends survey, shared with attendees at last week's annual Educause conference.

Wyebot Launches AI-Powered WiFi Network Platform

The company’s Wireless Intelligence Platform uses artificial intelligence to identify potential WiFi connection threats and provide actionable steps to optimize performance.

Survey: More IT Education Needed for Campus Leadership

Campus IT leaders are not immune to the IT skills hiring gap that many other industries are facing, but 78 percent of college and university officials believe that the problem stems from non-competitive salaries and benefits compared to the private sector.

MouseBelt Builds Education Alliance to Drive Blockchain Innovation

Blockchain accelerator MouseBelt is putting together a network of industry leaders tasked with supporting blockchain innovation in higher education. The Blockchain Education Alliance will work to "provide university students with the connections and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce with practicable blockchain skills to contribute to the growing industry," according to a news announcement.

Bow Valley College Launches Blockchain-Powered Digital Credentials

Graduates of Bow Valley College in Alberta, Canada can now carry validated digital credentials with them anywhere, any time. The institution partnered with TerraHub Technologies, a software company focused on blockchain and artificial intelligence, to launch a mobile digital credential wallet based on the company's Sync platform.

Endpoint Security Tool Protects Off-Campus Users

The DNSWatchGO solution from WatchGuard Technologies alerts educators about real-time phishing attempts and protects them against malicious websites both on and off school premises.

5 Emerging Tech Trends Impacting the Enterprise

In its latest Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, research firm Gartner has identified five key trends expected to have "transformational impact" on enterprise organizations. Why? They will "create and enable new experiences, leveraging artificial intelligence and other constructs to enable organizations to take advantage of emerging digital ecosystems," according to statement from the company.