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  • Case Western Brings Wireless to Cleveland Airport

    Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH recently completed a project to bring free WiFi to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), which has 12 million visitors annually. The university worked on the initiative with OneCommunity, a non-profit organization that serves Northern Ohio by connecting public and nonprofit institutions to the region's fiber-optic network.More
  • Gates Foundation Grants Focus on Community Colleges

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a multi-faceted philanthropic group, has announced $12.9 million in grants aimed at using technology to improve graduation rates and overall education at community colleges throughout the United States.More
  • Eastern Michigan U Streamlines Backup

    Eastern Michigan University has upgraded EMC backup equipment in its data center operations with newer EMC gear. The institution is using both Avamar deduplication backup software and Celerra unified storage for daily backups of data maintained by its mission critical applications.More
  • Michigan State Upgrades ADC Distributed Antenna Systems

    Michigan State University in East Lansing has deployed an antenna system from ADC to support current mobile voice and data traffic and enable an easy transition to long-term evolution (LTE) or "3.9G" services support. The university's 5,200-acre campus, which has 553 buildings, is surrounded by macro cell towers; but those don't provide adequate service for the dense user population; nor do they fully penetrate campus facilities.More
  • Liquidware Labs Updates User Profile Management Tool

    Liquidware Labs has updated its user profile management and configuration program. ProfileUnity Pro version 4.5 allows the administrator to synchronize user data, block by block, to a central database, where it can be accessed on demand from the user's existing or new desktop.More
  • U Toledo Foundation Moves to Agilon for Fundraising

    The University of Toledo Foundation in Ohio will be implementing a donor management application from Agilon to replace a RuffaloCODY Ascend fundraising database system that has been in use since 1991.More