Industry News

MeriTalk, a public-private partnership focused on improving the outcomes of government IT, announced the results of its new report, “Cloud Campus: The Software-Defined College.” The study, underwritten by VMware and Carahsoft, reveals the size of the $4.4 billion higher education cloud market.

8/5/2014

University Business magazine and Higher One, Inc. are honoring nine colleges and universities in the summer 2014 round of the “Models of Efficiency” program. “Models of Efficiency” honors institutions of higher learning that meet the education business and technology challenges of today’s campuses.

8/5/2014

The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters released its enhanced research analytics solution, InCites TM, an integrated web-based platform for measuring research output and impact, monitoring trends, and benchmarking articles, journals, institutions and people.

8/4/2014

Schools and universities in Atlanta, which has one of the highest water costs in the country, will soon be making the grade in water efficiency and conservation thanks to WaterSignal. Spelman College has installed the company’s wireless system that reads water flow in real time and sends data for instant analysis and alerts when water spikes/leaks occur.

8/4/2014

CampusBooks.com, a textbook price comparison website, announced survey results of textbook purchasing habits as well as technology and social media preferences from over 1,000 college students across the country.

8/4/2014

IXP Corporation, a public safety and emergency response provider that has partnered with Johns Hopkins University (Md.) for the past 10 years, has announced an innovation that raises campus security to the next level.

8/4/2014

CBORD, a provider of campus card systems to colleges and universities, announces a breakthrough in the college student mobile experience.CBORD’s GET platform, used at colleges across the country, is now available as a native smartphone app putting vital student services at their fingertips 24/7.

8/1/2014

Southern Methodist University will offer a master of science in data science program designed to meet the growing demand for data scientists across many industries. DataScience@SMU is delivered in partnership with 2U, Inc., a provider of online education solutions for top-tier nonprofit colleges and universities.

8/1/2014

Berkery Noyes, an independent mid-market investment bank, released its half year 2014 mergers and acquisitions trend report for the Education Industry. The report analyzes M&A activity during the first half of 2014 and compares it with the four previous six-month periods from 2012 to 2013.

8/1/2014

Heartland Payment Systems, payment processors and a provider of merchant business solutions, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire TouchNet Information Systems, Inc., an integrated commerce solutions provider to higher-education institutions.

8/1/2014

Ericom Software, a provider of application access and desktop virtualization solutions, announced that Ericom AccessNow has been selected to provide more than 100,000 Penn State students and faculty with clientless access to an array of mathematics, statistics, Microsoft Office and SolidWorks computer-aided design programs.

7/31/2014

Subsidies for public higher education institutions have hit a 10-year low while students for the first time pay on average half or more of their education’s cost, finds a report by the Delta Cost Project at the American Institutes for Research. Community colleges, the analysis also shows, are posting the lowest level of spending per student in a decade.

7/31/2014

Northwest Interpreters, Inc. a language services company headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, has recently changed its name to NWI Global in support of its nationwide business expansion. The change is driven by the need for a national resource for American Sign Language services.

7/31/2014

Conojo is a creative whiteboard app for iPads where people can create and share seamlessly. Viz Mojo Labs originally conceptualized Conojo as a one-stop shop for whiteboard tech, but soon found the app brings more than just drawing and note-taking to users.

7/31/2014

Montclair State University announced that it will become the first public university in New Jersey to adopt an SAT/ACT test-optional policy for all applicants seeking undergraduate admission.

7/31/2014

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