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What Data Egress Means for Higher Education: A Q&A with Internet2

In March, we announced that AWS is offering a data egress discount to qualified researchers and academic customers, making it easier for researchers to use its cloud storage, computing, and database services by waiving data egress fees. We had the opportunity to sit down with Andrew Keating, Director of NET+ Cloud Services at Internet2 to […]

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The Birds in the Cloud: How the University of Oklahoma Uses NEXRAD Data to Study Birds

The Next Generation Weather Radar Network (NEXRAD) is familiar to most of us as a backdrop for the weather report on the local TV news, but this radar array does more than track weather. During the spring and fall, NEXRAD detects vast “clouds” of migrating birds. This phenomenon is often an annoyance to meteorologists, but […]

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Villanova University Scales Website After Their Buzzer Beater Win in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship

Congratulations to the Villanova Wildcats for their heart-stopping win in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament! Victories like that impact not just the team, but the entire institution: the students, fans, alumni, and staff. Behind the scenes, schools must ramp everything from security to IT as they work to support their team for the big game. […]

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The Art of the Possible: the Power of Data and Analytics in Education

A guest post by Darren Catalano, CEO of HelioCampus and former vice president of analytics at University of Maryland University College (UMUC).   Higher Education is at a tipping point. External factors, including an increased focus on student success and decreased revenue from previously reliable sources, are putting more pressure on institutions to become more […]

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University of Pennsylvania: 100 Machines for Each Student

The dramatic shift in resources available to students in today’s modern classrooms brings more possibilities in teaching styles. What kind of computer classes did you take while in school? From old-school typing classes to cloud-based learning, students now have access to tools to keep up with the changing technology landscape. To be job ready after […]

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