Initiative Brings Real-World Technologies to University Classrooms

In an effort to better prepare graduate-level students at U.S. colleges and universities for the transition from the classroom to the boardroom, Vertical Alliance Inc. is leading an academic initiative to provide them with access to real-world e-business technologies. The Vertical Alliance Academic Initiative, as it is known, was launched at five leading universities: The University of California at Irvine, The University of Georgia, St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Washington University in St. Louis and Indiana University in Bloomington.

Under the initiative, Vertical Alliance will donate specially designed e-business courseware and lab exercises that provide students with hands-on learning experience working on Vertical Tracker, the company's Web-based application development platform. Vertical Tracker enables companies to quickly deploy integrated applications through a centralized database.

UC Irvine is offering an accredited, 10-week Vertical Alliance course that serves as an element of the university's recently introduced graduate-level technology labs. Similar Vertical Alliance-based courseware is being offered to both MBA and undergraduate students at St. Joseph's. Vertical Alliance Inc., Norristown, PA, (877) 9VERTICAL,

This article originally appeared in the 11/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.

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