Information Technology


Looking Beyond the LMS: Why a Single App Won't Work

What does the next-gen learning management system look like? Educause's Malcolm Brown envisions component-based architecture connected through open standards.

College Lays Off Sys Admin and Loses Access to Google

An online college faced certain shutdown when it lost access to the login information for its Google accounts. It didn't help when the school laid off the lone employee who had that information and then refused to pay him for helping them out of the fiasco.

Report: Phishing Attacks Down 10 Percent in 2016

Infosec professionals are 10 percent less likely to report that their organization was the victim of a phishing attack in 2016 than in 2015, though that still means three-quarters of organizations were targeted and half of that same group said phishing attacks are on the rise, according to the latest State of the Phish report from Wombat Security Technologies.

U Alaska System Consolidation Plans Anger Faculty

A multi-year initiative at the University of Alaska System to streamline individual campus degree offerings to cut expenses shows signs of heading off the rails.

Educause Announces Top IT Issues, Trends and Tech Report for 2017

Expanding on the preview of its annual ranking of IT issues for higher education released last fall, Educause today announced its full report on the key issues, trends and technologies poised to impact higher ed in 2017.

11 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2017

Five higher ed leaders analyze the hottest trends in education technology this year.

Indiana University Flips on 100G Transatlantic Link

International Networks at Indiana University and its partners have activated a new transatlantic subsea cable that provides 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) of network connectivity to support the flow of research data between the United States, Europe and Africa.

New Switches Fit Challenging Wireless Device Locations

Network device maker NetGear has introduced two switches intended to help administrators support power over Ethernet (PoE+) devices in challenging locations.

Gartner: Growth in IT Spending to Slow in 2017

According to a new forecast from Gartner, worldwide IT spending will reach $3.5 trillion in 2017 — a 2.7 percent increase from the previous year. That growth rate, however, represents a slow down from earlier projections of 3 percent.

John Carroll U Streamlines Campus Workflows With OnBase

John Carroll University has deployed a campuswide enterprise information platform to support student engagement, data-informed decision-making and simplified workflows.

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