Articles: Enterprise

07/2013

The team that first explored bringing a shared services model to the University of Michigan couldn’t help but notice some vast inefficiencies when it broke down the $325 million being spent on IT.

07/2013

The State University of New York (SUNY) may have the most talked about shared services program in the nation.

07/2013
The theme for speakers and attendees of UBTech 2013 was how technology continues to change the landscape of higher education.  As a bonus, there also was karaoke and a 5K.

Vanishing boundaries, emerging opportunities. That was the overarching theme in Orlando this June as approximately 1,000 attendees gathered at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin resort for learning, networking, and fun.

06/2013

Whether we like it or not, disruptive innovation is now the name of the game in higher ed. What’s to blame? Internet technologies, of course.

06/2013

When a train derailment on the eve of Yale’s graduation weekend cut off rail service to New Haven, Conn., a mobile website specially designed for commencement gave visitors real-time travel information.

Students, faculty, and staff turn to campus help desks when their work has come to a standstill because technology isn’t behaving as they think it should.

05/2013

At the Rochester Institute of Technology (N.Y.), biomedical photography students are using videoconferencing technology to show their work to audiences in Wales. A librarian is providing tutorials to students at satellite campuses in Eastern Europe.

digital signage

After being announced as a host venue for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, my colleagues and I at The University of British Columbia (Canada) began preparations for the thousands of visitors expected to come see the Olympic torch relay and attend events at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports

College and university networks present opportunities to manage devices remotely, often automatically.

The readers have spoken and for the first time ever, University Business magazine is honoring higher education products and services, in this first annual Readers’ Choice Top Products for 2012.

11/2012
IT power players: Daniel Stilla, Craig Kitko, and Greg Flanik (left to right) implemented server virtualization, saving money and improving operations.

At 3,000 full-time day undergraduates, Baldwin Wallace University (Ohio) is what Greg Flanik, its chief information officer, considers “a midsized small school.” Yet one day he walked into the university’s data center and saw an astounding 75 servers humming along.

The Clinical Internship  Portal allows more time to be spent tracking conditions that interns have treated and evaluating students on their clinical rotation work.

Most medical teaching programs require months of firsthand training in a health care setting. Scheduling rotations, tracking earned credits, monitoring patient procedures, and benchmarking assessments is typically done manually via paper-based systems.

Richard Baraniuk, a professor of electrical and computer science at Rice University in Houston, is founder of the nonprofit education project Connexions.

Tim Goral

I recently had the opportunity to interview Richard Baraniuk for our continuing series on “Education Innovators.” Baraniuk, a professor at Rice University (Texas), is the founder of Connexions, an open education resource project, and its offshoot OpenStax College.

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