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Cloud Computing & SaaS


6 Technologies That Will Change Education

Over the next five years, six technologies will have a profound impact on teaching and learning--and some are already beginning to have an impact.

OpenQwaq Open Source Project Provides Virtual Workspaces for Collaboration

Teleplace has launched a new open source project, OpenQwaq, an enterprise-class virtual collaboration platform based on the Teleplace platform.

IT in the Virtual World

Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School's IT staff taps technologies like videoconferencing and desktop sharing to provide live help desk support to students and faculty scattered across the state. Even during crunch time--the first few weeks of school--the team is able to handle the load with barely a handful of people.

Managing Assets in the Cloud

Keeping track of an ever-expanding amount of technology assets can be a daunting task for an understaffed district IT department. Two schools turn to the cloud for assistance.

Coherence 3.7 Data Grid Gets Dynamic Load Balancing, Automatic Proxy Discovery

Oracle has released the latest version of its distributed in-memory data grid product, Oracle Coherence 3.7.

Microsoft Broadens Beta for Office 365

Microsoft has opened up its Office 365 public beta to a bigger crowd worldwide. The company also warned that its latest beta accounts for the online productivity suite will not be transferable to Office 365 for education when the beta program ends.

IBM SmartCloud Lets Organizations Scale Up IT Resources

At a Cloud Forum event in San Francisco, IBM formally introduced an enterprise cloud platform named SmartCloud that allows a customer to buy access to computing requirements such as servers and storage, delegate access and permissions for those resources, configure security, and get help from IBM and other users.

Tool Factory Releases Online Video Editing Suite

Tool Factory has released Creaza Eduucation, a suite of online tools for planning, creating, publishing, and sharing digital stories.

Microsoft Shows Private Cloud Features of Upcoming System Center 2012

This week Microsoft is showing off its next version of System Center, a set of products for managing a Windows network. System Center 2012 will include a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) when it's released later this year that will enable administrators to manage private and public cloud services.

Gartner: Platform-as-a-Service Gaining Traction

Application building is moving to the cloud and will come into its own as a major category this year, according to one IT industry consultancy.

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