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  • LMU Reins In Network Ops with Change Management

    Dan Cooke remembers the day well. It was about four years ago when a core group of IT staff members at Loyola Marymount University had decided to clean up DNS tables on the campus network. As Cooke, director of infrastructure technology and services, recalled, "Even though all the great technical minds were in the room and agreed to [the decision], it didn't get vetted by anybody else outside the group." What they hadn't remembered, he said, was that it's probably not a good idea to make a network change during finals week.More

IT News

  • Oracle's Sun Acquisition Spells Uncertainty for Java, Database Developers

    Oracle's stunning agreement to acquire Sun Microsystems will reshape the landscape of tools and platforms for Java and database developers. But it also means a change in emphasis--or even the demise--of some key tools, development platforms and databases, according to analysts and developers who were caught off guard by yesterday's announcement.More
  • Bluetooth 3.0 Speeds Transfers to 24 Mbps

    The Bluetooth SIG has formally adopted the Bluetooth Core Specification Version 3.0 High Speed, also known as Bluetooth 3.0. More
  • Exchange Server 2010 Beta Now Available

    Microsoft released a public beta version of Exchange Server 2010, the company's newest e-mail server, which is being rolled out a part of the company's renewed focus on the unified communications market.More
  • Meru Announces Utility To Optimize Video Delivered over Wireless

    Meru Networks has introduced a wireless local area network product optimized for delivering high-quality video over 802.11n networks running its System Director software.More
  • Small NC Campuses Gain Wireless with Meraki Hardware

    North Carolina's James Sprunt Community College and Nash Community College have implemented new wireless deployments that use Meraki gear. In both cases, the colleges had small budgets and needed to outfit campuses where buildings were widely spread.More
  • Texas A M To Migrate Operations to VoIP

    Texas A&M University has signed a three-year $20 million renewal of an agreement with Verizon Business to provide traditional voice and data network services, cabling, and managed services. Under separate agreements, Verizon Business will also migrate the majority of Texas A&M's operations to voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) while providing the university with advanced audio-conferencing services.More
  • Vanguard U Moving to Datatel ERP Modules

    Vanguard University of Southern California, located in Costa Mesa, has decided to deploy Colleague and ActiveAdmissions from Datatel to replace its previous administrative systems.More