IT Trends August 18, 2005

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Campuses Getting Greener: IT has a Role to Play

By Terry Calhoun

One of the great things about working where I do is that I have an excuse, really a mandate, to spend a lot of time scanning the higher education environment to see what kinds of changes are happening and report on those-–not just IT, but student life, campus planning, budget planning, really just about everything.

For some time I’ve been trying to draft up a long article about the relationship between information technology on campus and sustainability efforts. I know the relationship is there, even if it’s just as minor as the fact that (like planners) IT people and sustainability coordinators work across the boundaries between departments and disciplines a lot!

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College Students Spending $8.2B on IT to Bring on Campus!

The National Retail Federation says that's up $700k from last year, and partly due to more older students using the technology! (USA Today) Read more

Windows Users Battle the Zotob Worm

Don't feel secure if you don't have many Windows 2000 machines on your network. This worm can infect just a single 2000 machine and then open one of its many "Swiss Army Knife" blades and use the network to infect other operating systems. (AP) Read more

CMU's New School of Computer Science Is Pretty Green

From solar power panels on the roof to a constantly-running digital display comparing the Carnegie Mellon University (PA) building's current energy and greenhouse emissions compared to what the old building would have used/emitted. (PittsburghLive) Read more


Saving the World with Cell Phones

What if every cell phone had wireless sensors constantly sniffing for environmental pollution and reporting it to central servers? (Wired) Read more


EDUCAUSE and VeriSign Team Up to Provide Higher Education with Security Solutions

VeriSign, the security vendor, announced this week that it has formed an agreement with EDUCAUSE which allows their institutional (non-corporate) members to purchase VeriSign Managed Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) services at a discounted price. (Verisign) Read more

SunGard SCT Customers Honored for ‘Bold Business and IT Initiatives’

SunGard SCT Congratulates CIO 100 Award Winners including University of Notre Dame, Northeastern University, Temple University, and The George Washington University. (CIO) Read more

Tiffin University Taps Jenzabar for Web Portal and Learning Management Solutions

Jenzabar, the Total Campus Management (TCM) vendor in the higher education market, announced that Tiffin University (OH), will use Jenzabar's Internet Campus Solution (JICS) for students, faculty and staff. (Jenzabar) Read more

University of Maryland Launches Admissions Web Using LiquidMatrix

LiquidMatrix, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Datatel, Inc., today announced that the University of Maryland (UM) has successfully launched its new Admissions Web site using ActiveAdmissions, LiquidMatrix's online recruiting software. (LiquidMatrix) Read more

Higher Education Institutions Select Ingeniux CMS for Web Content Management

Swarthmore College, Gallaudet University, Goucher College, Palm Beach Community College, College of St. Scholastica, Davidson College and Keck Graduate Institute among group of institutions selecting Ingeniux CMS for Web content management. (Ingeniux) Read more

UC IT Awards

UD Davis' gold award is for its Vulnerability Scanning and Remediation System. UC Riverside received a gold award for its computing system; and UC Irvine's award is for innovative payroll processing. (The California Aggie) Read more

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'Roadcasting' Allows Music Sharing In and Between Cars

New technology from Carnegie Mellon students lets you turn your car into a "roadcasting" machine, transmitting music and audio that can be picked up by other cars within 30 miles. Or, you might prefer to listen to theirs? Read more

Finding the Way at Utah State University

The "Way Finder" lets a visually-impaired student navigate anywhere on campus. It fuses four location technologies: wireless network, pedometer, Global Positioning System and digital compass. (The Herald Journal, Logan, Utah) Read more

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