Cloud Computing & SaaS

VideoCentric Launches Videoconferencing-as-a-Service

VideoCentric, a video communications integrator, has launched VideoCloud 365,  a new cloud-based videoconferencing service based on the Pexip Infinity virtualized meeting platform.

Startup Offers Ed Cloud Platform for Hosting Applications

A new cloud platform is coming soon that caters specifically to hosting education applications.

TabPilot Creates ASUS-Enhanced Version of Tablet Manager

Cloud-based features on the ASUS tablet include remote, silent app distribution, the ability for teachers to monitor or freeze student screens and the ability to restrict students to a single app.

Remote-Learner Launches Fully Supported Moodle Service on Microsoft Azure

Remote-Learner, a Moodle partner that provides Moodle services and support, has released a fully supported, Microsoft Azure-certified Moodle service through the Azure Marketplace.

IBM Launches OpenStack Services

IBM has added OpenStack services to its IBM Cloud marketplace to support interoperability between on-premise IT systems and off-premise cloud workloads.

WizIQ Rolls Out New Cloud LMS

The new WizIQ LMS enables teachers to create assignments and tests, track course activities and, in the case of for-profit instruction, publish courses on a WizIQ network.

CENIC Offers Infrastructure-as-a-Service Tools

The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California now offers a suite of infrastructure-as-a-service cloud services for member institutions in California's research and education community, eliminating the need to conduct local procurement processes for these services.

Microsoft Beefs Up Azure

Determined to set his company's cloud platform apart from the competition, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella called a press event in San Francisco to unveil several upgrades for Azure, including beefed up virtual machines and storage and a marketplace where cloud-based providers can promote their services.

Gartner Trends: Tech Realigning Human and Digital Life

Gartner has looked at the digital future and found it in flux. During its annual symposium and ITxpo in Orlando, the IT consulting firm presented 10 technology trends expected to have "strategic impact" in most organizations, which may mean disruption to the business, users or IT; which may call for "major investment"; or which may pose unforeseen risks if ignored.

Blackboard Releases Cloud Version of Learn

Education technology company Blackboard has made available a cloud version of its learning management system promised during BbWorld this past summer.