IT Trends
An Electronic Newsletter for IT Professionals in Higher Ed


  • Taking College IT Out of the Hardware Business

    Babson College in Massachusetts has overhauled its back-end computing operations with a $1.7 million "datacenter in a box." The move is part of what CIO Sam Dunn characterized as a long-term vision to shift his college out of the hardware business and bring greater agility to his IT team to address the college's growth and corresponding resource management challenges.


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  • Big Changes Coming in Windows 8

    At the 2011 Build conference taking place this week in Anaheim, CA, Microsoft provided the deepest view yet of what looks like a radical departure from past desktop OS designs.

  • Mobile To Surpass Wired Internet Connections

    Forty percent of the world's population will have access to the Internet by 2015. But the way they access it is shifting drastically, particularly in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan, as media tablets and smart phones begin to take the place of the traditional PC.

  • Ultrabooks Set To Ship by Year's End

    Major hardware manufacturers have started previewing the first generation of light, ultra-thin notebooks based on Intel's Ultrabook specification that will begin shipping by the end of this year. But Intel is already looking forward to the future. The company this week revealed that next year's Ultrabooks will be built around the third generation of its Core processors.

  • NetApp Accepting Applications for Free Storage Systems

    As part of its Education Donation Program, launched this month, NetApp will donate approximately 1,800 NetApp FAS3100 storage systems to education organizations throughout the United States.

  • Meru Invites Guest Management Firm Identity Networks into the Fold

    A major wireless vendor with a presence in the education market has purchased a small technology firm for its expertise in network guest management. Silicon Valley-based Meru Networks has acquired UK-based Identity Networks, which sells guest and device access management applications. Neither company disclosed the terms of the deal.

  • Panda Adds Firewall to Cloud-Based Antivirus App

    Panda Security has updated its cloud-based antivirus program Panda Cloud Antivirus, which now includes a firewall that relies on "collective intelligence" for risk rating.

  • Lync Coming to Mac in October

    Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 will be released in October. It's compatible with Lync Server 2010, which lets teachers and students use instant-messaging, video, audio, and Web conferencing to communicate across multiple platforms.


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