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Bandwidth Optimization Leading Reason for Software-Defined WAN Adoption

An IDC survey found that bandwidth optimization (36 percent), consistent application security (31 percent), integration with existing WANs (28 percent) and improved automation and self-provisioning (28 percent) were the most common reasons enterprises are considering SD-WAN adoptions.

Survey: E-mail, Storage Are Top IT Functions in the Cloud

Fifty-nine percent of IT and network managers in a recent survey use the cloud to support e-mail at their institution, and 41 percent for data file storage.

Florida Atlantic U Advances Research with 10 Gbps Network

Large data transfers, cross-campus collaboration and information sharing are advancing research at Florida Atlantic University, thanks to 10 Gigabit-per-second Ethernet from Comcast Business.

Netherlands College Fixes Empty Classroom Problem with IoT Platform

The solution? Drenthe College installed hundreds of Bluetooth-enabled sensors around campus connected to an Azure IoT Hub, which lets administrators measure classroom capacity as well as update the campus’s scheduling system to allow more on-the-fly-meetings.

'Smart' Campuses Invest in the Internet of Things

Forward-thinking CIOs are exploring the potential of IoT technologies in higher education and heading off challenges along the way.

FCC Auction to Fill in Rural Broadband Gaps

The Connect America Fund Phase II auction (otherwise known as "Auction 903") will award up to $198 million annually for 10 years to service providers that commit to offer deliver 10 Mbps-caliber voice and broadband services to fixed locations in unserved high-cost areas.



NC Community College System Modernizes IT Infrastructure at 40 Campuses

The 58-campus North Carolina Community College System recently selected Fujitsu M10 servers and Ellucian software to be implemented at 40 colleges. As a result, NCCCS is experiencing a 50 percent decrease in power consumption using the energy efficient green technology, in addition to faster response times.

MIT Researchers Aim to Bring Neural Networks to Smartphones

Last year, a team led by Vivienne Sze, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, developed an energy-efficient chip designed for neural networks that might allow them to run on smartphones.

Stanford Launches Platform Lab for Centralized Control of Autonomous Cars, Drones

A team of faculty at Stanford University has launched the Platform Lab, a new initiative that aims to develop infrastructure to control swarms of devices, such as drones or autonomous vehicles.

IoT Skill Set Leads with Communication, Not Tech

Communication is far and away the most relevant job skill for engineers to have for success with the Internet of Things, according to a survey of IEEE engineers.

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