Software & Systems


Google Unveils IoT Developer Platform, Updates to Weave

Google recently launched a preview of Android Things, which makes it faster and easier to develop smart, connected products. Google also revealed updates to Weave, an IoT communications platform.

Annual FIRE Survey Finds Improvement in College Free Speech Policies

A new report out from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has issued red lights to 40 percent of institutions of higher education for their "severely restrictive" written policies on free speech. This year's survey of speech policies encompassed 449 schools.



HP Unveils Ultra Thin, Durable Convertible Laptop

HP today announced a “rugged” convertible laptop designed for classrooms. The new HP ProBook x360 11 G1 Education Edition (EE) is touch-enabled and claims to be “the world’s thinnest rugged convertible notebook PC.”

Google Renames Apps for Edu, Adds 'Machine Intelligence'

Google has changed the name of its popular service Google Apps for Education to G Suite for Education. With this change comes several new features that have been added to some of the apps included in G Suite. These features use “machine intelligence” to facilitate and add more functionalities to Google Apps.

Pacific U Automates Admissions, Financial Aid and Student Accounts

Pacific University is the latest institution to roll out Softdocs’ Etrieve. The enterprise content management, e-forms and process automation platform allows the university to modernize its business operations and go paperless.

Apple Unveils iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2

Apple unveiled the iPhone 7, 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 on Wednesday. The products should be available starting Sept. 16.

Carson-Newman U Goes Paperless in Financial Aid, Registrar, Admissions and Student Accounts

Tennessee's Carson-Newman University is one step closer to a paperless campus. The institution is rolling out Etrieve, Softdocs' enterprise content management, e-forms and process automation platform, in an effort to automate manual, paper-based processes and streamline operations in the financial aid, registrar, admissions and student accounts offices.

Half of Top 10 Global Mobile Phone Vendors See Increased Sales

Five of the top 10 worldwide mobile phone vendors increased sales in the second quarter of 2016, according to tech market research firm Gartner. But Apple has been losing ground in the smartphone arena.

Is There Life After Being a CIO?

A longtime chief information officer explains how moving to another operational area within his institution give him a new opportunity to bring about technology change, improve business processes and boost enrollment.

MIT Launches App To Bolster Campus Maker Community

Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) now have a new mobile app, Mobius, designed to help them navigate the various maker resources available to them on campus.

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