IT Trends Thursday January 26 2006

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OPINION

Guest Column: Honey, Have You Seen My Market?

My friend Richard Katz sits where he has a good look at the corporate mergers and acquisitions that have alarmed many in higher education have taken place recently. He's reached a place that the rest of us might get to in a year or two. Enjoy his essay and, thanks Richard! - Terry Calhoun Read more


IT NEWS

If You're a Crackberry, You Just Might Be In for a Tough Time

A 'crackberry' is someone whose life depends on a Blackberry. The Supreme Court's refusal to take up a case might mean denial of service very soon for nearly all Blackberry users. (USA Today) Read more

Software Program Frustrates North Dakota Universities' Officials

Finger pointing begins as glitches continue in North Dakota, which is trying to get state government and higher education systems working with the same administrative software. (Grand Forks Herald) Read more

DETER at USC Working to Plan a Better Internet

If we had known 30 years ago what the Internet would become, would we have built it differently? The folks at the Cyber Defense Technology Experimental Research Network think so. What might they come up with? (Kansas City Star) Read more

AIM Virus Hitting Indiana Hard

Viruses in general are on the rise this semester, but IT administrators say that instant messenger viruses, especially from AIM, are the major factor. (Indiana Statesman) Read more

RESOURCES

Taking a Close Look at 10-Gigabit Ethernet at Carleton University

Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, is upgrading the core of its campus-wide network, providing 10-gigabit capacity throughout. This in-depth article about 10GigE also discusses current uses at Canada's McGill University. (Cable Network Systems magazine) Read more

DEALS, CONTRACTS, AWARDS

University of New Orleans Reopens After Hurricane Katrina with Oracle's Support

Oracle and the University of New Orleans worked together closely last year to get core financial, human resources and student administration systems up and running very quickly after Hurricane Katrina. The disaster recovery initiative enabled the university to become the first higher education institution in the city to reopen after the storm. (Oracle News) Read more


Mitsubishi Offers New Projectors

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division, known for its award-winning high quality presentation and display products, announced that it is shipping its new XD1000U and XD2000U installation projectors that blast up to 3500 ANSI lumens in an easy-to-integrate and install design. (Mitsubishi) Read more

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NEW TECHNOLOGY

QuickTime 2 Really Simple Syndication (RSS) to Pilot in European Campuses

Stanford University (CA) is already doing it in the US, but in the spring European campuses will be able to automatedly record lectures and make them available for download in iTunes, or through an RSS feed within hours of the lecture. (The Guardian) Read more

The Latest Info Tailor-made for You

Is 2006 the year that RSS g'es mainstream? If so, what are the consequences? (Christian Science Monitor) Read more

Heard of "Hot-Bunking?" How About "Hot-Desking?"

At Telford University in Edinburgh, Scotland, no one on the new Granton campus will have their own office. Instead everyone, up to the top person, will use the latest in wireless technology and share one of two open plan offices. (Scotsman.com) Read more


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