IT Trends :: Thursday, December 14, 2006

New Technology

Anderson University Connects to ILight Network

Anderson University is the first private institution in Indiana to be connected to ILight, as well as to Internet2. ILight is Indiana's statewide higher education optical network. The university recently upgraded its Internet connection to ILight to take full advantage of advanced research networks such as the Internet2 network, a consortium of more than 200 universities that offers some of the world’s fastest computers…

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RFID-based Situational ‘Cookie Crumbs’ for the Blind

On South University Avenue at the University of Michigan, this device won't exactly fit into your pocket right now. It’s more like you'd lug it around like a rolling suitcase. When it's "handheld," it will let blind people pick up constant speech-delivered situational context from a multitude of databased RFID tags…

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Internet2 Community's Shibboleth Makes Waves

A single sign (SSO) on middleware product from Internet2 is providing interoperability between higher education and the world of federal government agencies. This marks a major milestone in allowing the research and education community to use their existing campus' identities to access essential online federal government resources…

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University of Kentucky Moving Away from Social Security Numbers Just In Time

Several recent incidents have the University of Kentucky constituency increasingly concerned about personal data security. But the university is ahead of the curve, already beginning to implement IRIS (the Integrated Resource Information Systems), and having stopped the use of Social Security identification numbers in October…

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