IT Trends
An Electronic Newsletter for IT Professionals in Higher Ed


  • Where Does Desktop Virtualization Fit in Higher Ed?

    Johns Hopkins University is testing out a new virtualized desktop environment in two of its schools. The move is allowing the university to make its computing spaces more collaborative for students and extend software to students' personal computers. In the process, it's also helping to ease some of IT's workload.


IT News

  • Ryerson U Builds Global Campus Network

    A team at Ryerson University in Toronto is working on a broadcast network that will use high-speed Internet and video-streaming technology to connect institutions around the world to deliver student-produced news and programs.

  • Training Institute To Develop Cross-Platform Mobile Services

    Duoc UC, a technical and professional training center run by the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, will be using tools from Moofwd (pronounced "moo forward") to develop mobile applications that tap internal IT systems in the formation of new services.

  • Xavier U Controls Arena Signage on the Run

    A year after implementing an extensive high-definition video system in its arena, Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH has begun using a remote access application on mobile devices to show off the signage to potential sponsors and event producers. The result: more sponsorship sales and events.

  • AMX Launches Remote AV Management Suite

    At InfoComm in Orlando, FL, AMX debuted a new software tool that allows IT administrators to remotely manage and monitor audiovisual equipment and building systems, such as lights and HVAC, from a centralized dashboard.

  • Crestron Intros HD Control, Routing System

    Crestron has unveiled its first DigitalMedia Presentation System (DMPS), the DMPS-300-C, a high-definition presentation control and signal routing solution.

  • GSX Monitor Analyzer Now Supports Mobile and Collaboration Tools

    GSX has announced general availability of GSX Monitor & Analyzer v10, a tool for monitoring cloud-based messaging and collaboration services, including services hosted outside the organization's firewall.

  • U British Columbia Promotes, Expands Digital Signage

    The effective use of a large outside digital display inspired the University of British Columbia (UBC) to undertake a much larger digital signage scheme with a dedicated Web site, cross-department leadership, and a continual search for "great content."