College students tote a ton of technology when they head off to school. Here are 10 more gadgets and apps worth throwing in the backpack.
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LinkedIn's just-launched University Pages gives institutions dedicated pages where prospective and current college students and staff can interact with alumni and others. University Pages will both extend and focus many of the features that are so compelling about LinkedIn, enabling users to get news updates, research different schools, link with notable alumni and generally build their network. UC Riverside was a University Pages beta tester. "It is a great place for a student to see where UCR alumni are living and working post-graduation, and what industries they are working in," said UC Riverside's Ambrose. "LinkedIn has done a lot to identify and better standardize how people enter the school they attended so that the data provided on the University Page is more complete."
SaaS As Innovation Driver?Software as a service is the clear No. 1 way enterprises consume cloud. InformationWeek's SaaS Innovation Survey reveals three tips to get the most from SaaS: Make it a popularity contest. Have an escape plan. And remember that identity is the new perimeter.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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