Bricks, Clicks and Brains
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Steve Smith, Vice Provost for IT/ CIO, University of Nevada, Reno

The flow of technology continues to move us like so much flotsam on a Class 6 whitewater river. Gartner Group predicts that by 2020 85 percent of us will experience customer service without speaking to a human being. A recent report suggests...

University CIOs Have The Hardest Job
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Neal Tilley, Director- Business Development Education Vertical, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

I salute the Higher Education CIOs across the world. No other enterprise would have the complex mix of constituents, diverse technology demands and unique budget constraints. Every university CIO has to balance the expectations of the Students...

Empowering Greatness in Others
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Curtis A. Carver, VP & CIO, UAB Information Technology

If I could describe my ideal roles as a CIO, it would be to empower greatness in others. My institution wants to change the world fundamentally and if I can empower our faculty, students, and researchers to be successful, they will transform it...

What to Remember While Using AI in The Classroom
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Even as teachers have always tried to understand students’ problems and help them out, they are frequently hampered by busy schedules and too many students—this is where AI-powered teaching assistants prove invaluable. By adapting...

Transforming Education with Mobile Learning
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James Tagliareni, Chief Information Officer, Washburn University

When I joined the College of the Mainland as CIO two years ago, one of my first priorities was to create a mobile campus, so students and faculty can take advantage of mobile devices and wireless technology inside and outside their classrooms....

VR and AR: Learning to Walk Before We Run
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Bob Eicholz, CTO, Production Services, Technicolor

The opportunities presented by Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are clear. Analysts like Digi-Capital are optimistic on the prospects for the technologies, forecasting that revenue generated by the market will hit $120 billion by...

What 'Transformational' IT Leadership Means for Students
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Param Bedi, VP for Library and Information Technology, Bucknell University

Over the last several years, our Library and Informational Technology division at Bucknell University has shifted from a transactional to a transformational mindset. Instead of simply attending to traditional functions such as keeping computers up...

Cloud and SaaS-the New-age Mantra for Education
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Chris Nash, CIO, Adtalem Global Education

1. How would you describe the role of a CIO today? In some respects, the CIO role is like an Olympic decathlete. Just like in the decathlon, today’s CIO is expected to excel at 10 wide-ranging disciplines: 1. Creating a culture of...

Higher Education's Secret Sauce: Cooperation and Collaboration
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Donald Z. Spicer, AVC & CIO, University System of Maryland

Given the competitive orientation of most corporations, the ability to cooperate and/ or collaborate is limited to close partners and suppliers. While higher education institutions compete for students, faculty, and research grants, the overall...

Wireless Education Arena
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Michael Mundrane, CIO and Vice Provost, University of Connecticut

It is all about the wireless experience. Students, and increasingly faculty and staff, live in a wireless space. We have seen students in residence facilities complain about wireless network performance while sitting less than three feet from...

Cloud-A Closer Reality for Education Industry
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Bill Gruszka, VP/CIO, Clayton State University

Benefits of Cloud Computing for the Education Industry Cloud computing is an interesting topic. Discussing its benefits will always put you on the politically correct side of the topic. If you read the national press, and listen to some of my...

Transforming Education through Personalized Learning at Fulton County Schools
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Serena Sacks, CIO, Fulton County Schools

Today more than ever, information and technology are becoming mission critical to teaching and learning. Kids today are born as digital natives and exposed to digital technology on a daily basis. They can interact seamlessly between the cyber...

Challenges Facing CIOs in the K-12 Industry
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Bill Caritj, Chief Accountability & Information Officer

Both outside and inside the K-12 industry, most people think of schools in relation to their own communities and experiences. These experiences have evolved over the past several decades from classrooms, teachers, blackboards and football games to...

The Digital Campus
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Sean Moriarty, CTO, SUNY Oswego

In March 2014, our President gave a series of presentations describing the direction our college would be headed in the future. In one of her final slides she introduced the idea that Oswego State needed to become a “Digital Campus,”...

Cloud Computing in a K-12 Environment
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Candace Threadgill, MBA-ISM, Director of Information Technology, Klein Independent School District

If you are an Information Technology (IT) administrator in a K-12 entity, you most likely are facing the same dilemma as all IT officers both public and private. The question is, “do I move my computing environment to the Cloud, and do the...

Extreme Networks Proliferates Classroom Solutions
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FREMONT, CA:  Extreme Networks, a provider of high-performance, open networking innovations for enterprises, services providers, and internet exchanges expands its classroom solutions by catering to new customers and adopting connectivity...

Cloud Computing is Fungible Computing
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Charlie McMahon, VP-IT & CTO, Tulane University

My President came to me recently and asked, “What is cloud computing all about?” I remember the words of a Paul Simon song running through my mind—“Your time has come to shine . . .” The spotlight was on me and I...

Nimble Approach to Brim Connectivity at Minimal Cost
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Curt Pederson, CIO, University of Portland

Challenges/Opportunities: In April of 2013 I joined the University of Portland, a mid-sized Catholic university in Portland, Oregon.  It didn’t take too long to discover that we needed to do something quickly to catch up with the...

Security College US Selects Proxim Wireless' Tsunami 820 for Laboratory Training Sessions
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SILICON VALLEY, CA: Proxim Wireless, a provider of Wi-Fi, Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint 4G wireless network technologies for wireless internet, video surveillance and backhaul applications has announced that the Security College US has...

Universities Build for Net Generation Student who BYOE
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Steven C Burrell, VP-IT & CIO, Georgia Southern University

The job of the CIO at a traditional public university is complex. These institutions are like cities with many diverse businesses including retail sales, transportation, police, construction, health care, landscaping, food services, legal...

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