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  • Kissing Paper Goodbye

    It all started in the registrar's office, where every student's file was assigned a traditional "folder" to hold his or her admission documents. After watching those files pile up and require an increasing amount of storage space--not to mention the time spent shuffling through the papers--the technology team at Misericordia University in Dallas, PA decided to do something about it.More

IT News

  • Computer Science Continues To See Gender Gap

    If the attitudes of high school students are a good predictor of eventual career choices, the future will continue to see computer science fields dominated by males. According to new research released by ACM and the WGBH Educational Foundation, compared with girls, more than twice as many boys see computer science as a "good" or "very good" choice as a college major. What's more, four times as many boys cited computer science as a "very good" career choice.More
  • Oracle Chief Ellison Anointed Next Leader of Java Community

    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison made a surprise appearance at the annual JavaOne conference in San Francisco Tuesday. Ellison joined Sun Microsystems Co-Founder Scott McNealy onstage during the opening keynote in an effort to reassure developers that the Java platform would be in safe in Oracle's hands.More
  • Windows 7 To Ship in Late October

    Microsoft has announced that Windows 7 will be generally available Oct. 22, 2009.More
  • Sun Launches Third Release of OpenSolaris

    Sun Microsystems has unveiled a new version of the OpenSolaris operating system. Version 2009.06 is the third release of the open source implementation of the company's Unix-based operating system. The company launched OpenSolaris 2009.06 at CommunityOne, a three-day event which runs in conjunction with the week-long JavaOne conference.More
  • India's Karunya U Deploys WiFi To Support Learning Initiatives

    Karunya University, a private university in Chennai in India, is deploying Aruba Networks' WiFi networks across its campus. The new system supports digital ink and electronic slide initiatives for classrooms and lecture halls, online exams, and campus-wide intranet and Internet access for campus users.More