IT Trends
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  • Gartner: Platform-as-a-Service Gaining Traction

    Application building is moving to the cloud and will come into its own as a major category this year, according to one IT industry consultancy.

  • Aruba Amplifies Mobile Network Strategy

    In a push to address the "bring your own iPad" movement, Aruba Networks has introduced a new networking architecture that the company said better reflects the changing nature of computing in the campus setting. Named Mobile Virtual Enterprise, or MOVE, this new model addresses the dramatic increase in the use of personal mobile devices and a shift to predominantly multimedia-rich applications.

  • E911 Not Pervasive in Education

    Enhanced 911 hasn't gained widespread adoption in schools yet, nor is it even well understood among IT people. Although 65 percent of education organizations reported they have a "comprehensive" emergency communication plan in place, only 40 percent currently use an E911 system.

  • Microsoft Launches Enrollment for Education Solutions Licensing

    Microsoft has opened a new long-term subscription licensing program for academic institutions called "Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions." The program offers "reduced entry requirements" and is based on an annual head count rather than the number of devices.

  • Cal State Chico Shifts to Blackboard LMS

    California State University, Chico will be sticking with a Blackboard product for its course management. The university will be upgrading to Blackboard Learn release 9.1 from WebCT Vista over the next couple of years.