Information Technology


American Universities Are Next Battlefront for U.S.-China Tech Debate

The federal government is grappling with how to develop policies to curb Chinese economic espionage at American universities without falling into racial or ethnic profiling.

Survey: Most Campus IT Investments Aren't 'Very Effective'

Campus IT leaders aren't wildly enthusiastic about the investments in technology their institutions are making. In just a single area — student recruitment — do at least half of these individuals (52 percent) rate the IT investment "very effective." That's according to the latest the Campus Computing Survey, produced by Kenneth Green.

How Agile Project Management Can Benefit IT Initiatives

Agile methodology builds trust with stakeholders and keeps them involved in setting goals and priorities — but it's not necessarily the right approach for every project. Here are some best practices for agile success.

Microsoft Promotes Azure as Alternative to Physical Computer Labs

Microsoft is hoping to replace the concept of the physical computer lab on campus with its cloud-based version. The company already has DevTest Labs for test environments. Now it's promoting Azure Lab Services to enable a campus to set up an environment, provision Windows or Linux virtual machines, install the software and tools that are needed and make them available to users.

Microsoft Introduces edX-Based Cybersecurity Training Program

Microsoft has introduced a new series of open access courses on cybersecurity that can be taken for free or, for more formal recognition, as a certificate program for a fee. The Microsoft Professional Program Cybersecurity track includes 12 courses — 10 of which must be completed successfully to earn the certificate. The program is hosted on edX and includes labs, community interaction and quizzes. Content is delivered online through videos.

Liberty U Upgrades Network, Stadium in Move to NCAA Division I

Virginia's Liberty University has updated its stadium network infrastructure as part of an overall remodel undertaken as part of its decision to move its football team into a new NCAA division for the start of the 2019 season.

Dartmouth Joins Aristotle Cloud Federation

Dartmouth University has joined the Aristotle Cloud Federation, the federated cloud-based research computing project established by Cornell University and its partners, the University at Buffalo and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Fostering Tech Skills Through Community Outreach

A program at the University of Texas at El Paso is transforming the K-industry pipeline through hands-on STEAM experiences — and giving college students a chance to contribute to local schools.

IT Security Tops Educause Issues List 4 Years Running

In the coming year, IT organizations in colleges and universities expect to be grappling with "data-enabling" their institutions, funding, and setting up their units as institutional leaders and change agents. That's what IT leaders told Educause in its latest survey to determine the top 10 IT issues for higher education.

Blockcerts Updates Open Source Blockchain Architecture

Learning Machine announced updates to the Blockcerts open source project to enable native support for records issuance and verification using bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains.

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