IT Trends :: Thursday, July 12, 2007

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Prescient Postings
By Terry Calhoun

Does the Internet predict the future? Are bloggers and wiki posters psychic, delivering news before it happens? Or are traditional media outlets like newspapers and television just getting scooped and refusing to accept that news can occur before they report it?...

IT News

Review and Benchmarks: Apple 13-Inch MacBook
After a little more than a year, Apple's entry-level MacBook line of notebook computers is now in its third generation. Sporting upgrades to wireless networking, CPU performance, and storage capacity, the new models bring near-workstation-class performance to the low end of Apple's lineup while continuing to offer a comprehensive suite of hardware and software features that make it ideal for a wide range of applications, from school and home use all the way up to pro-level content creation....
Minnesota Opts for E-Transcripts
Minnesota has aligned itself with the Midwestern Higher Education Compact's (Minneapolis, MN) electronic transcript initiative, which seeks to facilitate the electronic transfer of high school transcripts to colleges....
Notre Dame Sharpens Online Alumni Offerings
The University of Notre Dame is revamping its alumni relations with social networking and online engagement capabilities, which it will provide to roughly 120,000 graduates in more than 300 alumni clubs, classes and affinity groups....
VoIP Network Smoothes Medical Campus Transition for UCH
Aurora, CO-based University of Colorado Hospital tapped voice over IP (VoIP) and data communications provider NEC Unified Solutions to create a scalable IP/TDM voice network to help deliver enhanced patient care at its new and growing Anschutz Medical Campus....
Kuali Financial System Is Live at Strathmore University
Strathmore University in Nairobi has turned on its implementation of the Kuali Financial System, making the Kenyan university the first institution to go live with the much-anticipated open source financials....
U Michigan Team Recommends Anti-Virus Overhaul
A report by researchers at the University of Michigan's electrical engineering and computer science department concluded that anti-virus products are inconsistent when it comes to identifying worm, phishing, and botnet attacks....
Case Study: Classroom Support at UNCC Goes Both Ways
A simple two-way digital intercom system installed in classrooms at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has greatly reduced the support department's response time. And although it hasn't been used for an emergency yet, the intercom system can also serve to instantly broadcast a single message to all or some classrooms at once....

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