IT Trends :: Thursday, January 11, 2007


New Technology

Gates Says Day of the Home-Help Robot is Near

This past holiday season was the year of the digital picture frame. When will we see the price break for home robots that are a little more sophisticated than independent vacuum cleaners? Bill Gates thinks the plunging cost of computer memory and components will contribute to major leap forward. But he also believes that, like the early computer industry, robot developers need a common set of programming tools to solve problems.…

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Utah State Saturating Campus with Wireless Access

As one of 20 ongoing projects, between now and the summer, Utah State IT staffers will spend $1.5M to increase the number of transmission points on campus from 161 to more than 400, permitting access nearly everywhere, including outdoor areas. A student survey conducted last year revealed wireless coverage as a top concern at the university.…

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HopkinsOne Goes Live for 11,000 Users

Jan. 1 marks the full-time start of a new business system at John Hopkins University. HopkinsOne is the largest technological business systems project in Johns Hopkins' history. Many employees worked long hours to prepare for the HopkinsOne launch and transition to a new system.…

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University of Arkansas Launches Statewide Fiber Optic Network

The eCorridors' Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network (AREON) creates a fiber optic network within the state and links Arkansas to regional and national optical networks. Some of the first uses include sharing complicated three-dimensional images and instant video sharing of documentaries and interviews at K-12 and postsecondary institutions.…

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