Computer students on cloud nine after graduation

Posted in Teaching on May 10th, 2013 by steve

“They’ve been in the same class for 18 months, but these students only met for the first time yesterday — at the graduation ceremony to mark completion of the country’s first dedicated degrees in cloud computing. The courses were delivered online by Cork Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 10 May]

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Minister John Bruton says potential for thousands of jobs from new cloud computing centre at DCU

Posted in Research on November 26th, 2012 by steve

“Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has promised that a new €6m computing centre has great potential to deliver thousands of jobs in the future. He was launching the new cloud computing centre in Dublin City University …” (more)

[Michael Brennan, Independent, 26 November]

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Minister meets CIT’s first cloud computing masters students

Posted in Teaching on September 15th, 2011 by steve

“Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn, TD, today in Cork met the first students starting an industry-led master’s degree programme in cloud computing which was jointly developed by Cork Institute of Technology and global technology company EMC …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 15 September]

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DCU launches academic cloud research centre

Posted in Research on September 12th, 2011 by steve

“The School of Computing at Dublin City University (DCU) has launched an academic cloud research centre called CloudCORE, with various collaborators …” (more)

[, 12 September]

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In the clouds

Posted in Life on September 4th, 2011 by steve

“… Interestingly, higher education is perhaps a sector that has a particular fondness for what one might now call non-cloud computing. Offices, classrooms and computer laboratories tend to contain computers with big hard disks that contain all software and documents. While some of that is changing, universities are not at the cutting edge here …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 4 September]

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IT students happy to have head in clouds

Posted in Teaching on June 3rd, 2011 by steve

“This time next year 20 IT professionals will be completing Ireland’s first cloud computing course, a one-year master’s degree delivered remotely by the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) …” (more)

[Ian Campbell, Irish Times, 3 June]

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‘Cloud’ postgrad course a world first

Posted in Teaching on May 31st, 2011 by steve

“Ireland’s bid to become a global software hub received a massive boost with news that Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is to offer the world’s first degree in cloud computing …” (more)

[Niamh Hennessy, Irish Examiner, 31 May]

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Shaping the higher education cloud

Posted in Governance and administration on May 30th, 2010 by steve

“As technologies such as virtualisation and cloud computing assume important places within the information technology landscape, higher education leaders will need to consider which institutional services they wish to leave to consumer choice, which ones they wish to source and administer ‘somewhere else’, and which services they should operate centrally or locally on campus …” (more)

[University World News, 30 May]


Uni staff migrate to the cloud

Posted in Governance and administration on January 12th, 2010 by steve

“More universities are set to follow Macquarie and outsource staff email to parties such as Google’s Gmail, with Curtin University close to a deal with Microsoft. About 14 Australian universities have already outsourced their student email to Gmail or Microsoft’s Live@edu service, but this week Macquarie became the first to migrate staff to the so-called cloud in a deal with Gmail …” (more)

[Andrew Trounson, The Australian, 13 January]

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