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Case Study

  • What's on the Higher Ed IT Agenda?

    Despite budgetary barriers, Campus IT leaders aren't lowing their sights; rather, they're targeting projects that are ambitious, forward-looking, and broad in scope. Campus Technology talked with some of them to get a sense of the kinds of projects they'll be implementing this year.


IT News

  • Indiana U and U Hawaii Pursue Open Source Help Desk System

    Indiana University and the University of Hawaii are wooing partners to help build an open source IT support solution specifically for higher education.

  • Oracle Changes Solaris 10 Licensing and Support Options

    Now that Oracle has completed its acquisition of Sun, its strategy for Solaris customer support is becoming more clear. And that starts with changes to the license and support terms that may limit use of Solaris 10.

  • Rising Trend Seen for SaaS Security Managed Services

    SaaS security services accounted for 10 percent of the estimated $9.4 billion managed services market in 2010, according to Infonetics. That share is expected to grow to 22 percent by 2014.

  • Datatel To Integrate ERP with Moodle

    Datatel has begun testing a new integrated offering among its institutional customers that combines its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with a learning management system (LMS).

  • Hyland Software Updates Document Management App

    Hyland Software has updated OnBase, its document management workflow application. Version 9.2 includes 850 additions and enhancements, according to the company, including an offline client, mobile workflow for BlackBerry, and workflow integration with Microsoft Outlook.

  • U California Multi-Year Initiative Cuts Risk Management Costs

    The University of California (UC) has gone public with details about a multi-year risk management initiative that has reduced the cost of risks for the university system by $380 million since 2004.

  • UC San Francisco Appoints New Head of IT

    The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has a new vice chancellor for IT. Elazar Harel will also hold the title of CIO. The new position, which comes with a base salary of $310,800, replaces the previously shared arrangement in which two associate vice chancellors jointly filled the academic and administrative CIO roles.

  • Blackboard Integrates Chip Tech into Campus Cards

    Blackboard has integrated microchip technology from Sony into the latest release of its campus ID card system. Release 3.6 of Blackboard Transact works with Sony's Felicity Card (FeliCa), a radio frequency chip on a card popular in Japan that promises greater security and faster performance for card-reading transactions.