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  • New England security group shares threat intelligence, strives to bolster region as cybersecurity mecca

    <em>The Advanced Cyber Security Center is a three year old organization with a bold mission to "bring together industry, university, and government organizations to address the most advanced cyber threats" and drive cybersecurity R&amp;D in the New England region. Network World editor in Chief John Dix attended their most recent meeting in Boston and later tracked down ACSC Executive Director Charlie Benway and ACSC Board Chair William Guenther (CEO and Founder of Mass Insight) for a deep dive on the organization's goals.</em>

  • MIT names U.S. CTO Megan Smith as 2015 commencement speaker

    The <a href="">Massachusetts Institute of Technology</a> is getting a seriously early jump on its 2015 commencement exercises, naming U.S. CTO and MIT alum Megan Smith as its speaker for the June 5 event.

  • CIO guides strategic review at MTC Australia

    A new CIO has led MTC Australia through a strategic review of its not-for-profit educational organisation.

  • Apple to Host "Hour of Code" Workshops at its stores next week

    Apple on Dec. 11 will welcome to its stores around the world those wanting to take part in the <a href=""> Hour of Code</a> programming initiative. 

  • Chromebooks make the grade among school CIOs

    School system CIOs in the U.S. are embracing Chromebooks, delivering a tremendous lift to the platform. That's also its downside.

  • ‘Digital dragon’ disrupts CIO agenda

    Australia and New Zealand’s digital narrative is moving from the sidelines to centre stage. Digital disruption will impact all levels of government, finance, manufacturing, retail or education, says analyst Gartner.

  • Google quadruples Nobel Prize in Computing to $1M

    The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has announced that its annual A.M. Turing Award, sometimes called the Nobel Prize in Computing, will now come with a $1M award courtesy of Google.

  • 30 Ways Google Glass Could be Used for Education (and 2 Reasons it Won't)

    Australia's Open Colleges, an online education organization that says it has educated more than 700,000 students and which boasts "more than 100 years of experience in distance learning," recently published an infographic to spotlight 20 potential uses of Google Glass in the education world.

  • Game to help prevent bullying

    A new Australian-developed computer game has been designed to help children develop conflict resolution and bullying prevention skills.

  • LaTrobe looks to SAP cloud

    LaTrobe University is deploying cloud-based SAP software to support a digital transformation and five-year strategic plan to boost the university’s national and international ranking.