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

Case Study

  • Open Content's Higher Ed Calling

    Momentum is building for open content in higher ed, from MIT's OpenCourseWare to a whole slew domestic and international initiatives. New Media Consortium's Larry Johnson describes some of the hurdles that still remain.


IT News

  • EclipseCon: Oracle Pushes Java Modularization

    Two executives from Oracle--one veteran, one newly acquired--kicked off the annual EclipseCon conference, underway this week in Santa Clara, CA, with a keynote Tuesday focusing on the future of Java under the stewardship of Oracle.

  • IBM Launches Public Cloud Service

    Extending upon the private cloud offerings launched last year, IBM is the latest major player to launch a commercial hosted service.

  • Microsoft and Citrix Boost Desktop Virtualization Efforts

    Microsoft said Thursday it's expanding its desktop virtualization portfolio with licensing changes and technology improvements, while extending its pact with longtime partner Citrix Systems.

  • Portland State Goes Enterprise-Wide with GIS

    Portland State University is deploying a server-based geographic information system (GIS) to broaden student and faculty use of the technology.

  • Red Hat Updates JBoss Dev Tools, SOA Platform

    Red Hat showed off the latest incarnation of its JBoss Developer Studio IDE at the annual EclipseCon developer conference, underway this week in Santa Clara, CA, as well as a new version of its JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, and it unveiled the latest version of its JBoss Enterprise Web Platform.

  • U Tennessee Taps into 10-Gigabit Network

    The University of Tennessee System will be linking to and using a new 10-gigabit IP network core built by AT&T for the state of Tennessee. The system will be expanding its use of NetTN, a custom-built virtual private network begun in 2008, to connect its five campuses statewide.

  • UMassOnline Lures New CTO from SUNY

    The CIO of SUNY's College of Technology in Dehli, NY is moving to UMassOnline, the online learning consortium of the University of Massachusetts, as CTO.