IT Trends :: Thursday, June 29, 2006

Deals, Contracts, Awards

Ellison Leaves Harvard Hanging

Last year, Larry Ellison, founder and CEO of enterprise information management software supplier Oracle Corp., promised a $115 million donation to Harvard University. As of June 21, he has yet to pay. Considering Ellison dropped out of Harvard (twice) in his younger days, perhaps this unfinished pledge is not so shocking. The money, if ever received, will be used to improve Harvard’s institute for health research… (

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Ohio U. Trustees Approve $4 Million to Secure Computer System

What d'es it cost to prevent identity theft? On June 23, the board of trustees of Ohio University allocated up to $4 million toward improving the campus’ network security. The money will be spent on a vast reorganization of IT operations including new hires, training, software, and hardware. Members of the board will oversee the changes with hopes to prevent future network attacks. After the announcement, OU president Roderick McDavis said, “We're upset about it. We're embarrassed about it. Now, we're going to move forward.”… (The Columbus Dispatch)

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