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Arizona State University Brings Voice-Technology Program to Campus

Arizona State University, with support from the Amazon Alexa team, has created a voice-technology program on campus designed to enhance students’ ASU experience by giving them touch-free access to information and services tailored to campus living — and prepare them to become leaders in voice-technology development. As part of the effort, engineering students moving into […]

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Serverless Application: Walking into the Cloud at the University of Georgia

We have seen a push for innovation in distance learning across higher education in recent years. The University of Georgia’s virtual exercise course is one example of a university addressing this challenge. The goal of the online course is for students to learn to manage heart rate activity during exercise for optimal fitness results. Initially, […]

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How Ellucian Delivers Scale, Security, and Innovation to Higher Education

Cloud adoption is a key priority for higher education. As colleges and universities continue to transform to meet changing student expectations, institutional leaders want to help students access advanced, easy-to-use solutions anytime, anywhere. They also need better and timelier access to institutional and student data to inform decision-making, amidst pressure for increased accountability. Ellucian, an […]

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The Importance and Necessity of Modernizing Government

Federal agencies are faced with increasing pressure to modernize their aging information technology systems and data centers. From global cybersecurity attacks to the constant pressure to do more with less, agencies must act to migrate to secure and modern IT systems. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives took an important step in providing agencies the […]

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Reimagining Course Delivery with Amazon WorkSpaces

Instructor Jeff Christen from Cornell University had his own assignment – develop a Masters-level course through Cornell’s Information Science Department on “Business Intelligence (BI) Systems,” in only three weeks. The goal of the class was to give students a solid foundation and understanding of BI concepts including dimensional data modeling, ETL design, and data visualizations. […]

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Lessons Learned from Migrating Mission-Critical Academic and Administrative Systems to the Cloud

On-demand compute, storage, and database services help higher education IT teams build secure environments for mission-critical applications, freeing them to focus on student success. It’s more important than ever to provide students with resources where they are, so students have access to everything from their Learning Management System (LMS) to payment systems with just one […]

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The Cloud is Enterprise Ready: Migrate Core Enterprise Systems to the Cloud

As enterprises seek to fully realize the scalability, availability, security and agility of cloud computing, many are recognizing that they must migrate core business applications, such as finance and human resource systems, rather than just public-facing websites. For example, the University of Arizona addressed the challenge of creating a more efficient and agile IT operation. […]

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Carnegie Mellon Gives Students Hands-On Cloud Experience with AWS Educate

Carnegie Mellon University’s online cloud computing course made its debut on the list of offered courses in the spring of 2013.  That first semester, 55 students enrolled in the course, then 155 students the following year, 250 students in 2015, and now, 200-300 students from Carnegie Mellon’s global campuses enroll in the course every semester. […]

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An Eye on Science: How Stanford Students Turned Classwork into Their Life’s Work

Imagine visiting your doctor only to discover that you are losing your vision. That’s the reality for millions of people with diabetes every year around the world. Diabetic retinopathy causes progressive damage to the retina and is one of the leading causes of blindness. It afflicts more than 100 million people.  Early intervention helps in […]

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