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01/07/2022
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Higher ed has a new tool for screening cloud providers

As colleges and universities mull what operations to move to the cloud, the higher education technology consortium Internet2 is testing how vendors and higher education institutions respond to the Cloud Scorecard, a vendor assessment tool in the works since 2019. The nonprofit released the scorecard, which universities can use for free as part of their procurement process for cloud-based service vendors, and a directory where higher education leaders can browse completed questionnaires, in November. So far, 26 vendors have submitted scorecards, designed to provide a broad assessment of what a cloud services provider can offer in areas such as accessibility, security and data management. Emily Bamforth has the details.


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West Virginia U. is seeking help for a large IT modernization project

West Virginia University plans to hire a consultant this year to get more information on the university’s digital systems and operations before embarking on 15 planned IT modernization projects, a university spokesperson told EdScoop. Along with an overhaul of WVU’s business and student information systems, the university’s leaders plan to re-examine the IT governance structure, redesign budget models, acquire a content services platform for digitizing documents and update cybersecurity policy. Emily has more.


DeVry taps former Ask Jeeves CEO to lead innovation and partnerships

DeVry University chose the founding chief executive officer of the search engine Ask Jeeves as its first chief innovation and partnerships officer, the 90-year-old for-profit university announced Monday. Robert Wrubel, who headed what’s now Ask.com until 2000, is also a longtime executive in the online program management space, offering higher education institutions software and other support to run online programs. DeVry, which first started offering training online in 1998, is looking to compete in an increasingly competitive online education marketplace in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Check out the full story on EdScoop.


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