Disaster Recovery

CIOs speak out about bandwith, malware, and file sharing

Kimberly Conley, CIO of Henderson Community College (Ky.), joins other higher ed IT leaders in discussing the tech issues of the day—and how they’re keeping their campuses running and safe.

Oklahoma City CC starts summer session amid disaster clean-up

When Oklahoma City Community College students returned to campus Monday, many of their classes weren't where they expected. School officials spent last week finding classroom space for all the college's summer courses after a tornado swept through campus, causing heavy damage to several buildings.

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University of Oklahoma reassigns tornado victims

The University of Oklahoma is moving some of the displaced victims of the May 20 tornado out of emergency housing on campus this week. The purported reason for the relocation is that the university needs dormitory rooms for upcoming summer programs.

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Mississippi University Needs Millions in Storm Repairs

Officials estimate it will take tens of millions of dollars to repair damage caused by Sunday’s tornado at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. The College Board voted unanimously on Wednesday to allow the higher education commissioner, Hank M. Bounds, to sign contracts and take other actions without board approval to help the 16,000-student university recover.

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Hurricane Sandy Response and Recovery

Hurricane Sandy made landfall in Atlantic City, NJ, at the end of October, creating devastation up and down the East Coast. Over 100 people in the U.S. died as a result of the storm and millions were without power for weeks. College and university campuses were not immune to the damage. Many institutions evacuated residential students as a precaution before the storm and were then forced to cancel classes for the rest of the week due to lack of power, as at the University of Hartford (Conn.) or hazardous conditions in their surrounding community, as at Fairfield University (Conn).

Zetta.Net Rolls Out "Disaster Recovery For Every School" Program At EDUCAUSE 2012

Second Generation Cloud Backup Removes Cost Barriers and Complexity of Offsite Backup and Disaster Recovery for Educational Institutions

Tulane University's Hurricane Katrina Allocation From FEMA Targeted For Reduction

The Federal Emergency Management Agency should reduce its rebuilding grants to Tulane University by $24.5 million to reflect private insurance payments made to the college after Hurricane Katrina, according to a federal inspector general's report.

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Newest Version of Cloud Backup and Recovery Service Unveiled by BUMI

New York City-based BUMI announced this week the availability of the latest version of its online data backup and recovery service.

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Mass. Colleges Extend Early Decision Deadline

Several Massachusetts colleges and universities are among dozens nationwide that extended their early decision deadlines because of the October snowstorm in the Northeast.

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Embezzlement Epidemic

An investigative and security expert's advice for higher ed on preventing and uncovering embezzlers' schemes

There has been a rash of major embezzlement cases cropping up like a pox at institutions of higher learning all around the country. While employee theft occurs daily at all types of organizations, we have tracked a disproportionate number of significant misappropriations at U.S. colleges and universities. The damage, while significant, is not only financial. Institutional reputation, alumni relations, endowment growth, employee productivity, and even enrollment, can all be negatively affected by a major defalcation.