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  • Google Collaborates on Moodle Integration

    Google Apps Education Edition is coming to an open source learning management system near you. Moodlerooms, a Moodle partner, is launching a new enhancement to the open source LMS in collaboration with search giant Google to provide access to the application suite using a single sign-on.More
  • Universities Pilot 'Tools as a Service' in Cloud Computing Initiative

    Research institutions that are part of the Ontario Centres of Excellence have launched a "Tools as a Service" (TaaS) cloud computing pilot program with IBM in an effort to provide researchers, students, and faculty with access to business software and software development tools. More
  • Red Hat Enters Enterprise Virtualization Space

    Red Hat this week unveiled a roadmap for a suite of enteprise-ready virtualization products. They include a new, standalone hypervisor, management products for both servers and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and a new direction for its flagship Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system.More
  • Cambridge, KIT Deploy HPC Systems for Research

    Two universities--the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and Germany's Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)--will be installing high-performance computing systems from SiCortex.More
  • Jenzabar Upgrades Non-Traditional System for Continuing Ed Course Management

    Jenzabar has upgraded its Non-Traditional System (Jenzabar NTS), a Web-based administrative service intended to help colleges and universities manage continuing education courses, workforce development programs, and certificate programs.More
  • MITs Regenerative Shock Absorber Project Rides Smooth Road to Release

    A team of MIT undergraduate students has invented a shock absorber that harnesses energy from small bumps in the road, generating electricity while it smoothes the ride more effectively than conventional shocks. The students hope to initially find customers among companies that operate large fleets of heavy vehicles. They have already drawn interest from the United States military and several truck manufacturers.More