C-Level View
Strategic Discussions on Technology

Executive View

  • Report from the Campus Technology 2010 Executive Summit

    At the CT2010 Executive Summit on July 19 in Boston, the morning session was dedicated to a scan of the IT environment in higher education; the afternoon would focus participants’ attention on leadership issues. Discussions suggested that the trend to exclude top IT leaders from the president’s inner strategic circle was premature and perhaps ill advised. And that CIOs who represent their jobs as primarily or exclusively maintaining IT operations may be missing significant national trends and changes.


Worth Noting

  • U Cambridge and Dell Build HPC Research Center

    A new Dell cluster is going in at the University of Cambridge in its High Performance Computing (HPC) Service as part of a Dell/Cambridge HPC Solution Centre. The Solution Centre acts as a vehicle for "capturing" HPC requirements, developing solutions, and running tests in a production environment for Dell.

  • Remington College Deploys WiFi with Cloud-Based Control

    Remington College, a confederation of private career colleges, has deployed campus wireless networks that are managed centrally through a cloud-based service.

  • Cal State Adds BI to Cross-Institutional Data Warehouse Project

    The California State University system recently deployed Oracle's Business Intelligence (BI) Enterprise Edition on three of its 23 campuses as part of an ambitious cross-institutional project called the "Common Financial System Reporting and Data Warehouse."

  • Ohio Calls on Blackboard To Create Statewide Online Learning Clearinghouse

    Ohio's Board of Regents will be working with Blackboard in developing a program to host distance learning courses in the state. Chancellor Eric Fingerhut chose Blackboard's consulting team to build a new, statewide digital learning clearinghouse that will provide a common platform for online courses.

  • Virginia State Tackles Timekeeping Automation Project

    Virginia State University, based in Petersburg, will be automating its time and attendance processes with software from Kronos. Once the new timekeeping application is implemented, the university said, it will save the institution $200,000 annually.

  • LAN-Based Technology Improves Cell Phone Coverage at MIT

    Each time a new building goes up at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, cell phone coverage is affected--and never for the better. To support the explosive growth of mobile devices on campus, the Information Services & Technology organization at MIT recently worked with several vendors to improve campus coverage for cell phone users.

  • Moodlerooms Teams with Perceptis for 24/7 Moodle Support

    Open source service provider Moodlerooms is teaming up with Perceptis to provide 24/7 help desk services for Moodle.