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Disaster Recovery Is a Cloud Gateway Drug

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August 20, 2018

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  • John Sloan

Through cloud disaster recovery an organization will not only create a cloud-based recovery capability but also learn a lot about the real benefits and costs migrating to cloud Infrastructure as a Service. But this is not a substitute for a comprehensive migration strategy.

Trive and Truth – Blockchain for Curriculum Validation

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August 15, 2018

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  • Barry Cousins

I recently had a conversation with the senior leadership of blockchain startup Trive to explore the potential role of blockchain in identifying and preserving the truth. David Mondrus (CEO) and Matt White (COO) have focused the company on the preservation of facts and the validation of news. I keep wondering what impact Trive could have on education, specifically if it invalidates the fanciful history curriculum that was “written by the victors.”

The Future Role of AI in Fact Checking

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August 15, 2018

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  • Barry Cousins

In a recent project, we looked at blockchain startup Trive and its pursuit of a fact-checking truth database. It seems obvious and likely that competition will spring up. After all, who wouldn’t want to guarantee the preservation of facts? Or, perhaps it’s more that lots of people would like to control what is perceived as truth. With the recent coming out party of IBM’s Debater, this next step in our journey brings artificial intelligence into the conversation – quite literally.

iPads, Chromebooks, and Windows! …Oh My!

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July 3, 2018

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  • Jeremy Roberts

Competition between the big three education technology vendors is heating up. Google, Apple, and Microsoft have all adopted innovative solutions to problems specific to the K-12 environment. But not all technology is created equal. Educators are tasked with matching solutions to problems – and that’s often quite difficult in practice.

How to Avoid the Failure of Your Higher Education IT Steering Committee

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June 27, 2018

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  • Sidney Hodgson

​IT expenditures typically represent a large component of an organization’s budget. Ensuring these expenditures are invested wisely is essential. Establishing an effective IT governance body, with the right membership and well-defined processes, is essential to the reputation of the IT department and ultimately to IT (and CIO) success.​