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  • Google Kills Wave

    Google has pulled the plug on Wave, the company's effort to provide a shared online communications hub.

  • Purdue U Goes Modular with HP Data Center

    Purdue University has chosen HP's Performance Optimized Datacenter (POD) to expand and expedite its ability to deliver research projects. Earlier this year, the institution began rolling out a strategic plan for IT that included a focus on improving operations.

  • LAN-Based Technology Improves Cell Phone Coverage at MIT

    Each time a new building goes up at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, cell phone coverage is affected--and never for the better. To support the explosive growth of mobile devices on campus, the Information Services & Technology organization at MIT recently worked with several vendors to improve campus coverage for cell phone users.

  • Australian National U Moves to Project Portfolio Management

    Australian National University has adopted a project portfolio management application from alfabet. The university's Information Services organization is implementing planningIT to better align its projects with institutional goals and to manage a portfolio of planned and active projects.

  • 3 Universities Organize with Hyland Document Management

    Three university programs have acquired an application from Hyland Software to manage documents and streamline workflow.

  • Exinda Beefs Up Network Optimization

    Exinda, maker of computer networking optimization devices and associated software, has released a new network appliance designed to address bandwidth problems in large-volume educational networks, as well as ExOS 5.5, the latest software platform version for use with the appliance and other devices in the company's "x60" series.

  • Microsoft Issues Out-of-Band Patch for Windows Shortcut Flaw

    Microsoft issued a "critical" out-of-band patch Monday for its previously disclosed Windows Shell vulnerability.

  • Microsoft Releases Platform Preview 4 of IE 9

    Microsoft has released the fourth "platform preview" of Internet Explorer 9, the company's next-generation Web browser, complete with a JavaScript engine based on ECMAScript 5.

  • Post U Adopting CRM On Demand

    Post University, a 5,000-student for-profit school in Waterbury, CT, will be adopting Oracle CRM On Demand to update customer relationship management-related processes for admissions, financial aid, and student services.