C-Level View :: March 28, 2007

Executive View

Invest Locally
A community source leader's thoughts on how to break down the barriers to open source adoption.

By Christopher D. Coppola

Sakai, Kuali, uPortal, Moodle, and others are taking advantage of a better way to build software through open source communities… Spending dollars on open source ensures that these communities have the resources necessary to be sustainable over the long term....

Worth Noting

Enterprise Content Management and Open Source BI Emerge at TDWI
Higher education's rapidly growing interest in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing comes at a time when many new trends and techniques are appearing in BI. The convergence of content management and BI is one, and though it is still early--there are only a few products available right now--this year's TDWI World Conference is leading the charge with three days of classes on the topic....
IBM, Universities Expand Accessibility Project
IBM is working with several universities to expand a repository of reusable learning materials that will make it easier for student developers to make software more accessible to people with disabilities. The repository will help change a culture in which the majority of faculty respondents do not teach accessibility in the classroom, IBM said....

From The Personnel Office

Baylor Names CIO, Libraries Dean from Wellesley
Baylor University named Pattie Orr vice president for information technology and dean of its libraries. Orr, who is pursuing a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Massachusetts, is currently director of user services at Wellesley College....
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