IT Trends
An Electronic Newsletter for IT Professionals in Higher Ed


  • Digital Surveillance on a Budget

    The University of Rhode Island is shifting to an IP-based video management system without abandoning its existing analog cameras.

  • 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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  • Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11gR1 Gets Application Wizard, ADF Debugger

    Oracle has released a new version of Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse, its free set of Eclipse-based plugins for developers building Java EE, Java Web, Web Service, Spring, and Oracle ADF applications for the Oracle Fusion Middleware platform. The company has also previewed the next generation of its Application Development Framework (ADF) Mobile, which is part of Oracle Fusion Middleware and an extension of the Oracle Application Development Framework.

  • Virginia Community College Adopts SARA for Emergency Notifications

    Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) in Roanoke, VA, has deployed Situational Awareness and Response Assistance (SARA) software to send out automatic mass notifications after experiencing three false alarms.

  • Oracle Introduces Oracle Public Cloud

    Oracle has announced Oracle Public Cloud, a set of integrated services that provide access to Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle Fusion Middleware, and Oracle Database, all of which are managed, hosted, and supported by Oracle, with a unified self-service interface for provisioning, monitoring, and managing all services.

  • Oracle Previews Java SE 7 for Mac OS X, Unveils Java SE Roadmap

    Oracle is releasing a technology preview of Java SE 7 on Mac OS X and said it plans to release Java SE 7 on Mac OS X for developers in the second quarter of 2012 and a consumer version later that year.

  • Xirrus Intros Modular Wireless Switch Family

    Wireless network vendor Xirrus has launched what it's promoting as the "first modular chassis-based wireless switch." The new XR series of wireless arrays allows IT staff to perform both radio and software upgrades, giving the devices a potentially longer life in the enterprise.


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