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As Higher Ed IT adopts new technologies, it’s becoming more and more important to stay current with tech news. New technological advancements are sure to affect your work at an institutional-level. We’re constantly aggregating new and exciting articles from the best sources so that you can stay informed and ahead in the field.
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BrandPost: 5 Things to Consider Before an IT Refresh

By Bharath Vasudevan, HPE Product Manager, Software-defined and Cloud GroupHeraclitus, a Greek philosopher, is quoted as saying "change is the only constant in life." And he wrote that in 500 B.C. I wonder what he would say today about the constant change brought about by technology.The pace of change in business is extraordinary – and if you don’t keep up, you’ll be left behind. Yet how do you know when
Published on March 23, 2017
19 hours ago

openSUSE Tumbleweed: A Linux distribution on the leading edge

Tumbleweed has an undeserved reputation for being unstable. I use it every day, I have no problems with stability, and I appreciate the fact that it consistently keeps up with the latest developments.
Published on March 23, 2017
20 hours ago

Beyond the elephant in the room, Cloudera wants to talk to the business

Now offering specialized editions tailored for data scientists, data engineers, and BI users, what are the next steps that Cloudera will take to broaden its appeal to the enterprise? And how will it approach the cloud?
Published on March 23, 2017
20 hours ago

Microsoft releases multiple fixes for CRM bugs, including Win10 emergency patch KB 4016635

Heads up, those of you who had problems with last week’s botched security patches, which clobbered Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and CRM 2013 OnPremises reports; Telerik RadListBox and RadWindow controls; and various IE compatibility modes. A slew of patches appeared late last night, but it’s still too early to tell if they’re effective in resolving all those reported ills.I counted four new patches. As of early Thursday morning, three of them
Published on March 23, 2017
21 hours ago

3 keys to enterprise-grade Bluetooth beacons

Sudheer Matta is vice president of products at Mist Systems. The world is at an inflection point, where smart devices (phones, tablets, and laptops) are taking over as the predominant computing platform. While this can present various challenges from a wireless operations and management standpoint, it also opens up huge opportunities for businesses. That is because smart devices are location-aware, and location is a strategic attribute for engaging with
Published on March 23, 2017
22 hours ago

How to build your own Alexa-like personal assistant

Voice and natural language systems are an important step toward making our digital servants serve us on our terms. We went from punch cards to green screens to GUIs and eventually to touch-based, palm-sized, location- and context-sensitive computers in the form of smartphones (not to mention those annoying smart-car panels). Now we have Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google’s Assistant answer our needs. To build voice and natural language
Published on March 23, 2017
22 hours ago

A Philosophical Digital Board

The shift to digital cuts across sectors, geographies and leadership roles. The digital transformation is now spreading rapidly to enable organizations of all shapes and sizes to reinvent themselves. In fact, Digital Era opens the new chapter of human progress; and philosophy is the compass of human civilization. Digital philosophy is simply in pursuit of a holistic understanding of the hyperconnected digital business world and discovering the better way to
Published on March 23, 2017 By Pearl Zhu
1 day ago

IT Digital Transformation: Three Practices from Here to There

Organizations are moving from here (doing digital via using some digital technologies) to (Going digital via expanding to all dimensions for a holistic digital transformation). Digital becomes the very fabric of high performing business, organizations have to create synergy via building a positive culture, achieve operational excellence, become customer-centric, and do more with innovation. To stay competitive, companies must go beyond experimenting with digital and commit to transforming themselves into
Published on March 23, 2017 By Pearl Zhu
1 day ago

PC sales decrease in Brazil

Consumer habits change as the market matures and device life increases, says IDC
Published on March 22, 2017
1 day ago

March madness: Microsoft’s terrible month of patches

On Tuesday, March 14, Microsoft released a big crop of patches for every version of Office since 2007 and every version of Windows since Vista. Many of those patches are broken. We're just beginning to document the fallout. Recall that Microsoft officially cancelled Patch Tuesday in February. There were a couple of updates for Win 8.1 and Win 10 to incorporate Adobe's Flash fixes into Internet Explorer 11, but
Published on March 22, 2017
2 days ago
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