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  • Unified Communications Adoption Gaining Momentum

    Despite the largely weak economy, adoption of unified communications among higher education, government, and other organizations is continuing on track. According to data released this week by CDW Government, 53 percent of IT professionals are reporting being in some phase of implementation, with 70 percent of these expecting to complete their deployments within two years.More

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  • Blackboard Bumps Learning Platform to Version 9.0

    Blackboard has released an all-new version of Blackboard Learn, formerly known as the Blackboard Academic Suite. The new 9.0 release adds social learning and Web 2.0 tools, as well as capabilities for integrating the software with open source systems like Moodle and Sakai.More
  • Free Forum Helps Grad Students Reach Out to Each Other

    ProQuest has launched a free online community specifically for graduate students. GradShare provides a forum where graduate students can share challenges and advice and find solutions offered by their library or graduate school. Topics are expected to include dissertation subject selection, grants and financial aid, and work-life balance.More
  • Research: Identity Theft Searches on the Rise

    Identity theft searches are on the rise, according to Tiversa, suggesting that identify theft itself is also increasing. Research by the company, which specializes in helping organizations mitigate data leaks, said identity theft-related searches have risen by about a third during the last quarter of 2008.More
  • Q1 and McAfee to Integrate Network, Security, and Compliance Management

    Q1 Labs announced that it would be integrating QRadar, its network security management offering, with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) software, a unified security and compliance management system. More
  • Russia's Tambov State Installs WiFi Arrays To Bolster eLearning

    Tambov State University (TSU), in the Central Chernozyom Region of Russia, has deployed a new Xirrus 802.11 abg+n WiFi Array. TSU installed the arrays on campus to deliver wireless connectivity to students and professors for accessing the Internet and internal file servers for electronic learning.More
  • Schiller International U Rolls Out WiFi on Madrid Campus

    Schiller International University, which has schools in seven international locations as well as online, has deployed Xirrus' 802.11abg WiFi Arrays at its Madrid, Spain campus. Schiller chose Xirrus equipment, the university said in a statement, because it proved to be the only solution capable of delivering the coverage, user density, and bandwidth needed for student e-learning applications.More
  • Blackboard Campus Safety and Commerce Apps Gaining Education Customers

    Blackboard announced a number of colleges and universities that have recently decided to deploy its campus commerce and security management platform, among them Endicott College in Beverly, MA; Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO; and Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA.More
  • Cal State Long Beach Implements Wireless Surveillance

    California State University, Long Beach has gone public with its deployment of a wireless video surveillance system similar to those used at Super Bowl XLII and in cities such as Chicago and Dallas. The system, which employs wireless networks from Firetide, has already led to a dozen arrests, the school said in a statement.More