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Strategic Discussions on Technology

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  • DAS: The Technology You've Never Heard of Enables the Wireless Campus

    Spurred by students' voracious appetites for smartphones and broadband mobile devices, demand for wireless service and bandwidth-intensive mobile applications has grown dramatically at Texas A&M University. Faced with this challenge, the university had two alternatives: deploy new microcell sites for each operator, or deploy a shared network of Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). Texas A&M's solution provides a glimpse into the communications challenges that many universities face today.


Worth Noting

  • Carnegie Mellon Offers Master's in Robotics

    Carnegie Mellon University recently introduced a new master's degree in robotics systems development. The university's Robotics Institute said that graduates of this program will attend two full-time semesters on campus followed by a seven-month internship with an industrial partner active in robotics or automation markets.

  • Delaware State To Outsource IT Services

    Delaware State University has outsourced its IT services to SunGard Higher Education. SunGard HE will manage the IT organization, including providing 24/7 help desk support and other support services. The goal: to improve IT performance and better serve the university's community of users.

  • Penn State Tackles Emergency Response Planning System-Wide

    In a multi-phase project that started in January 2010, Pennsylvania State University has done an analysis of the emergency preparedness and response capabilities of 21 campuses in its system. This initiative is a follow-up to a university-wide assessment done in 2009.

  • U North Texas Dallas Shifting to Virtual Desktops

    Imagine grappling with the growth challenges of the University of North Texas at Dallas. This campus plans to grow from a 3,000-student enrollment to 30,000 students over the next decade as part of an ambitious transition from being a branch campus of University of North Texas to being a stand-alone institution.

  • AutoCAD Back on the Mac, This Time Free for Ed

    AutoCAD is coming back to the Mac, and this time it will be free. The archetypal computer aided drafting program from Autodesk, which for more than a decade has been available only on Windows operating systems, will ship this fall for Mac OS X, along with mobile editions for Apple's iOS devices--iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The new Mac edition will be free for students and teachers through Autodesk's Education Community.

  • Report: E-Readers, LMS Driving Growth in Higher Ed Mobile Learning

    Although it's still a small segment of the overall ed tech market in the United States, mobile learning is growing in colleges and universities. According to new data released by market research firm Ambient Insight this week, that growth is projected to be in the double digits in terms of dollar expenditures through 2014, driven by e-readers and mobile versions of learning management systems.