Information Technology

Regional Project Targets Data Storage for Research Cloud

The on-going challenge of figuring out how to store and share the data generated in research projects will receive $4.9 million worth of attention in a project undertaken at four institutions.

Nevada Higher Ed System Gets 100 Gigabit Backbone

The Nevada System of Higher Education has tapped Internet2 for an upgrade to the network connecting its main data centers in Las Vegas and Reno.

Oxford Consolidates IT Support Operations With Cloud-Based Service Desk

England's University of Oxford now has a single cloud-based service desk supporting 30,000 users, 100 departments and 38 colleges.

Carnegie Mellon and City of Pittsburgh Launch Network for City-University Joint Tech Projects

A new university-city partnership network will research, develop and deploy technologies to improve urban infrastructure, city services and civic engagement.

Researchers at Brown U Develop Terahertz Wireless Multiplexing

A Brown University-led team of researchers has developed a system for multiplexing and de-multiplexing terahertz waves, solving one of the technical challenges of terahertz wireless networking, which could potentially deliver data at rates that are up to 100 times faster than current wireless technology.

Why Higher Ed Needs to Step Up Its IT Security Game

With colleges and universities becoming an ever more tempting target for hackers, there is a growing demand for c-level leadership in the realm of cybersecurity. But do institutions know what to look for in a CISO?    

Aerohive Returns Network Management to On-Premise

Aerohive Networks has introduced a version of its network management system that can be run from an on-premises appliance as an alternative to cloud network management.

Indiana U Expands Remote Support for IT Help

Indiana University has gone public with its multi-year usage of a remote support application to deliver IT help.

Smartphones Find Use as Campus Safety Tool

Although 98 percent of students say they feel somewhat or very safe on campus during the day and 81 percent report they feel the same at night, six in 10 students say they would use an app for personal safety, according to a new survey from Bandwidth and BlueLight.

West Virginia State U Implements 10-Gigabit Switch, Other Network Upgrades

West Virginia State University has upgraded its network infrastructure to include a 10-gigabit core switch, an advanced router, power-over-Ethernet (PoE) switches and PoE access points in an effort to support researchers and to attract and retain top-notch students, faculty and administrators.