IT Trends
An Electronic Newsletter for IT Professionals in Higher Ed


  • A Cloud Class Faces Graduation

    Arizona State has entered its fourth academic year of having students use Google Apps for Education to do e-mail, documents, presentation, and collaboration work. Those who have been part of the journey said they believe the change has had an impact greater just the technology in use.


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  • Portland State Turns to Tech To Improve Recruitment and Retention

    Portland State University plans to deploy a new application to improve its admissions, recruitment, and retention programs. The Oregon institution has licensed Talisma Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) software from Campus Management Corp.

  • Avenda Adds Non-802.1x Agents to NAC Appliance Software

    Avenda Systems will shortly be rolling out enhancements to eTIPS, its network access control appliance. Expected in early November 2010, the updates include OnGuard, a set of network access agents, and enhanced features in the company's guest management application.

  • New Aruba OS Addresses High-Density WiFi

    Aruba Networks has released a new operating system for its 802.11n wireless controllers and access points. ArubaOS 6.0 is designed to improve over-the-air reliability and security for campus customers that need to manage high-density wireless usage environments. The company has also developed user guides for deploying WiFi in high-density settings and managing Apple iPads.

  • Siemon Says Cables Adhere to New 40 and 100 Gbps Ethernet Standard

    Siemon, a company that produces network cabling, has confirmed adherence of its twisted-pair and optical fiber products to the new IEEE standard 802.3ba-2010, which lays out two new Ethernet speeds, 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps.

  • Education Investments in Wireless Continue To Grow

    Academic institutions in the United States are spending more than $5 billion annually on wireless hardware, software, and services. And, according to new research, that figure will climb to $6.8 billion by 2014.