IT Trends
An Electronic Newsletter for IT Professionals in Higher Ed


  • 5 Higher Ed Tech Trends To Watch in 2011

    Three higher ed tech experts discuss technology trends for the year ahead, citing increased mobile and wireless access and cloud computing among them. But are campuses also in for a little bit of a return to the "basics" in the coming year?


IT News

  • Bryant U Data Center Cuts Energy Use by 15 Percent

    A "smarter building" initiative is helping Bryant University in Smithfield, RI reduce its data center energy consumption by 15 percent. The project, which uses technology from both IBM and Schneider Electric, helps monitor and control building systems, including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, humidity, lighting, access control, video, and physical security.

  • Android Continues To Gain Momentum

    By the end of 2010, it's likely that Android will have surpassed the iPhone in market share in the United States, becoming the second-most popular smart phone platform, and on its way to becoming No. 1 some time next year.

  • Google Launches Chrome OS Pilot

    Google has launched a pilot test program for Chrome OS, which may offer an alternative to traditional operating systems such as Microsoft's Windows desktop OSes. Google is giving away notebooks running Chrome OS to those who sign up and qualify.

  • U St. Thomas Streamlines Purchasing Functions with SciQuest

    The University of St. Thomas, based in Minnesota, is implementing a service to automate some procurement and accounts payable operations.

  • Microsoft Posts SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 Release Candidate

    Microsoft has posted the release candidate of Service Pack 1 for System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2.

  • Internet Explorer 9 To Get 'Tracking Protection'

    Microsoft has announced an upcoming privacy feature for its Internet Explorer 9 Web browser, one that will provideĀ "tracking protection" to give users potential control over online behavioral advertising, which monitors what users click on and view at Web sites.

  • Amazon Launches DNS Hosting Service

    Amazon Web Services this week launched the beta of a programmable and purportedly scalable hosted Domain Name System service aimed at letting users of its cloud services create, modify and delete DNS zone files.