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The IBM Cloud Academy, announced at the Educause annual conference, is designed to help educational institutes collaborate via a cloud-based infrastructure.
A recent brouhaha erupted at Educause as to how much value there is in open source.
Open source seems to be getting under the skin of proprietary companies like Salesforce and Microsoft.
Congress passes the Higher Education Act 2008 with provisions that require universities and colleges to deter illegal file-sharing. A tech-education group doesn't like it, but Hollywood does.
Capitol Hill politicos aren't alone in considering new antipiracy mandates for schools. Tennessee just passed the first such law, and universities are bracing for other states to follow.
Buried in a mammoth higher-education funding bill is a new requirement, attacked by universities, to come up with alternatives to illegal downloading.
Tweaks to proposal say schools can't lose federal funding if they don't explore "technological deterrents" to piracy, but some university officials aren't satisfied.
On the eve of a possible vote, congressman yanks proposal designed to clarify that universities can't lose federal aid for antipiracy shortcomings. It's not clear exactly why.
For two years, Hollywood painted college students as a thieving band of copyright violators. It turns out the stories of college scofflaws were greatly exaggerated.
Massive higher education bill being debated Wednesday could force universities to agree to provide deterrents and "alternatives" to illegal downloads--or risk losing their financial aid.