IBM Unveils Cloud Academy

IBM has launched the IBM Cloud Academy, a global forum for educators, researchers and information technology (IT) personnel from the education industry to pursue cloud computing initiatives, develop skills and share best practices for reducing operating costs while improving quality and access to education.

“Cloud computing makes it easier for those in the education industry, including students, faculty and administrators, to gain immediate access to a wide range of new educational resources and research applications and tools,” says Michael King, vice president, IBM Global Education Industry. “The IBM Cloud Academy will advance awareness and adoption of cloud computing, including best practices for education and research institutions.”

The IBM Cloud Academy will enable participants to collaborate using an IBM-managed cloud, available via the Internet. Through the Academy, members can create working groups on areas of interest to the education industry, “jam” on new innovations for clouds in education-related areas with IBM developers, work jointly on technical projects across institutions, share research findings, and exchange new ideas for research.

Participants are also encouraged to innovate to further advance cloud computing by preparing education-focused open source software for clouds, integrating cloud provisioning and de-provisioning services, validating content for compliance with accessibility standard, and leveraging IBM cloud offerings for teaching, learning, research and administration.

For more information on IBM cloud computing, please visit www.ibm.com/cloud.

IBM has launched the IBM Cloud Academy, a global forum for educators, researchers and information technology (IT) personnel from the education industry to pursue cloud computing initiatives, develop skills and share best practices for reducing operating costs while improving quality and access to education.

“Cloud computing makes it easier for those in the education industry, including students, faculty and administrators, to gain immediate access to a wide range of new educational resources and research applications and tools,” says Michael King, vice president, IBM Global Education Industry. “The IBM Cloud Academy will advance awareness and adoption of cloud computing, including best practices for education and research institutions.”

The IBM Cloud Academy will enable participants to collaborate using an IBM-managed cloud, available via the Internet. Through the Academy, members can create working groups on areas of interest to the education industry, “jam” on new innovations for clouds in education-related areas with IBM developers, work jointly on technical projects across institutions, share research findings, and exchange new ideas for research.

Participants are also encouraged to innovate to further advance cloud computing by preparing education-focused open source software for clouds, integrating cloud provisioning and de-provisioning services, validating content for compliance with accessibility standard, and leveraging IBM cloud offerings for teaching, learning, research and administration.

For more information on IBM cloud computing, please visit www.ibm.com/cloud.

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