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Scality And Teamdrive Announce Secure And Scalable File-Sharing And Synchronization Solution For Private Clouds

Organic storage pioneer Scality and synchronization and collaboration specialist TeamDrive today announced the integration of Scality's cloud storage with TeamDrive's secure synchronization and collaboration solution. The result, a complete file-sharing and synchronization solution for private clouds, is aimed squarely at customers that want to provide a high degree of collaboration functionality and mobility, while also maintaining total security of data by encrypting data transfer and keeping it on their own infrastructure.

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Tacoma Community College Moves Support to the Cloud with Parature, Resolving Issues Faster for Thousands of Students, Staff and Faculty

Parature, a global leader in cloud-based customer engagement software, announced today that Tacoma Community College selected Parature for online customer support to service its thousands of students, staff and faculty members, dramatically improving issue resolution times. Tacoma joins over 300 colleges and universities that rely on Parature’s cloud-based technology for their online customer support portal.

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EduComm 2011: "A Lasting Effect"

Most colleges and universities attending EduComm send one or two, sometimes three, people to the conference. Last June, Life University (Ga.) sent seven of its administrators and faculty to learn from the breakout sessions and see the latest higher education technology on the EduComm exhibit floor.

Cloud-based system captures lectures and student attention at Vermont college

Tegrity Campus records, stores and indexes classes for viewing on personal computers and mobile devices

When H1N1 made its way to the mountains of northwestern Vermont two years ago, the technology experts at Saint Michael's College were concerned students or teachers might not make it to class. The virus didn't reach epidemic proportions at the small Catholic college, but it energized the team already considering ways to bring lessons beyond the classroom.

Networks Freshen Up

As networks age, colleges and universities employ creative strategies to meet demand without draining the IT budget.

Call it the marathon without a finish line: As new network demands such as mobile computing and rich media increase, campus IT strategists are trying to keep running ahead, to ensure that their networks can meet the need.

Drinking from the Fire Hose in 2011: Thoughts on Network Security on College/University Campuses

The campus network is home to thousands of student residents while at the same time hosting key administrative servers containing private personal information. Yet in most universities the network administrators are expected to maintain an "open network environment" that allows free access in and out of the campus.

Something for Everyone

If you haven’t made your plans yet for EduComm 2011, let me take this opportunity to tell you about the variety of fast-paced, information-packed breakout sessions scheduled for attendees. Covering a range of topics from learning technology and social media to enrollment strategies and leadership issues, the sessions are designed to inform and enlighten all decision makers at colleges and universities about the changes, challenges and solutions, that higher education must confront today and in the coming years.

Collaboration Station

Designing an effective group study space--whether it's out in the open or behind a closed door--takes a team.

Professionals who have helped create inviting places for groups to study on campus have vivid memories of the uninviting study spaces of yesterday. “When we studied as a group, if we studied as a group, it was typically in the dining hall,” recalls Jeff Vredevoogd, director of Herman Miller Education.

Shrinking the Desktop

Virtualization is moving from the server room to the desktop

Caught up in cloud fever, campus IT leaders across the nation have virtualized their server rooms. Having fewer servers didn't make the world come to an end; in fact, just the opposite happened. Staffers have more time to work on critical tasks and energy bills have gone down since IT departments aren't cooling massive data centers anymore.

For Higher Education, Opportunity Lives in the Cloud

Hot button issues facing colleges and universities at times seem endless: recruitment, student retention, and shrinking budgets, to name just a few. In contrast, identity management is an often overlooked and under appreciated business process among senior leadership in the higher education field. Yet with the increase of online courses; rising popularity of distance learning; and the challenge of protecting student, faculty and organizational data, identity management is fast becoming a top concern among university professionals.

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