IT Trends
An e-Newsletter for IT Professionals in Higher Ed

Case Study

  • Campus IT Under the Knife

    The University of Illinois is being forced to take a hard look at its IT expenditures in the wake of state budget cuts.


IT News

  • Higher Ed Sees Dramatic Ramp-Up of Unified Communications Plans

    Two-thirds of institutions of higher education institutions--66 percent--have prepared a business case or strategic plan for implementing unified communications (UC), citing reduced operating costs and distance learning as the top benefits. That's up from 41 percent in 2009, according to new research released this week.

  • Education Coalition To Expand Pennsylvania Broadband Project

    The Keystone Initiative for Network-Based Education and Research (KINBER) is embarking on a statewide initiative to increase delivery of broadband throughout Pennsylvania. Known as the Pennsylvania Research and Education Network (PennREN), the project has attracted about $130 million in combined federal and private funding. KINBER is a coalition of Pennsylvania colleges and universities, research and healthcare organizations, and economic development entities.

  • Microsoft Investigating Windows VBScript Security Hole

    Microsoft released a security advisory Monday describing a zero-day vulnerability involving some older Windows versions and VBScript when used with Internet Explorer.

  • Hillsborough CC Launches First Campus Card Program

    After a five-year delay, Hillsborough Community College in the Tampa Bay, FL area will be introducing its first multifunctional identification card. The college will be using Heartland Payment Systems' Campus OneCard to launch the "Hawk Card" to provide the campus community with a cashless mechanism for accessing services on and off campus.

  • Radiant Logic Adds Security Features to Virtual Directory Suite

    Radiant Logic, which sells virtual directory software, has released an updated version of its application suite that adds new security features, as well as functionality for Microsoft SharePoint environments.

  • Simmons College Uses Intelliworks for Student Recruitment

    Simmons College will be introducing a new constituent relationship management (CRM) service into its operations. The Boston-based college will be adopting Intelliworks to automate tracking of prospective students, manage marketing campaigns, gain better reporting, and improve its recruitment efforts for both undergraduate and graduate programs.

  • William & Mary Deploys Controller-Free 802.11n WiFi

    The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA has deployed an 802.11n wireless network that doesn't require a controller in a newly constructed building on campus.

  • Microsoft Reissues Windows Kernel Patch

    After nearly two weeks of tweaking, Microsoft is resuming automatic distribution of a Windows kernel patch through Windows Update.