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  • IBM Serves Up Cloud Computing to Universities

    IBM's Blue Cloud solutions are getting test driven by a number of universities in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The Qatar Cloud Computing Initiative, driven by three universities, will open its cloud infrastructure to local businesses and industries to test applications, including seismic modeling and the exploration for oil and gas.More
  • German University Gets SiCortex HPC To Power Research

    The Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg in Germany will be implementing a SiCortex SC5832 high productivity computer to further advance the university's scientific programs in a number of key areas. Scientists will use the SC5832 to assist in the calculation of quantum spin systems, a series of projects that have been accumulating data for 20 years.More
  • Grambling State Takes Student Data Management Online

    Grambling State University's Student Health Center has chosen PrognoCIS EMR from Bizmatics for the tracking and organization of student medical records.More
  • InFocus Adds DisplayLink Support for Mac

    InFocus announced Wednesday that it's adding Mac support to its line of DisplayLink-enabled projectors. The new driver is available now to support existing InFocus projectors on the Mac, and a new InFocus DisplayLink projector with built-in Mac support is slated to ship next month.More
  • Norwich U Pares Down Network Vulnerabilities

    Norwich University has gone public with its deployment of Rapid7's NeXpose to expand network visibility. In the process, the private military college said in a statement, it eliminated 1,500 vulnerabilities in its IT infrastructure. The school uses the software to scan for and prioritize network threats, validate policy levels, and discover software vulnerabilities on its servers and operating systems.More
  • Santa Clara Recruits Law School Applicants via Avatar

    Santa Clara University School of Law hosted a workshop in virtual world Second Life to help prospective students learn about applying to the law school. Posing as her own self-created avatar, "Penny Canucci," Law School Dean of Admissions Jeanette Leach welcomed visitors to an open-air seating area on "Santa Clara Island," where they could view a video from Law Dean Donald Polden (appearing in real-life video footage, not as an avatar), pose questions, and chat with each other.More
  • Southern Adventist U Deploys Mobile Phones in Student Housing

    Southern Adventist University, a 2,500-student school in southern Tennessee, has deployed ADC's InterReach Fusion in-building cellular system to improve connectivity in student housing and enable the decommissioning of wired telephone service for students.More