Information Technology

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.

Blackboard, Authentica Team up on Data Integration

Blackboard and Authentica Solutions, a company that provides tools for data authentication and management, have extended a partnership that aims to improve the bi-directional flow of data between Blackboard's learning management systems and other education applications.

Chief Information Security Officers: Moving Away from IT

The CISO role in higher education is evolving, putting more emphasis on enterprise risk management and policy development.

Connection Merges GovConnection, PC Connection, MoreDirect, Softmart into Single Brand

One of the major IT solution providers in the education space is renaming itself. Connection, formerly known as PC Connection, is moving all of its subsidiaries, including GovConnection, into the new brand.

Non-Profit Pilots Delivery of Offline OER for Prisoner Education

Non-Profit Pilots Delivery of Offline OER for Prisoner Education

A non-profit organization with technology that brings digital content to "offline" populations around the world for the purposes of education will be paying more attention to a U.S. population that's also unable to access the Internet: those in prisons and jails.

Higher Ed IT Improvements Flummoxed by Data, System Complexities

While two-thirds (64 percent) of higher education IT decision makers agreed that the data generated from their IT operations is "extremely" or "very" important to their missions, most of them (59 percent) lack visibility across their IT systems, according to a recent survey.

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