By: J.D. Ross
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The Center for Convergence and Emerging Networking Technologies (CCENT) at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) recently received a $10,000 donation from Govsphere Inc., a rapidly growing government consulting firm based in Syracuse .

The contribution will allow iSchool graduate students to work on next-generation information technology research and development initiatives in collaboration with Govsphere personnel at its corporate headquarters facility in downtown Syracuse.

The special projects supported by the Govsphere donation will include:

  • Developing private cloud infrastructures that yield the benefits of cloud computing while maintaining control over corporate information
  • Utilizing real-time collaboration and network monitoring platforms to protect corporate networks from cyber-attacks
  • Building next-generation green IT infrastructures using recycled IT equipment and components.

Govsphere's management team is excited about the academic research partnership with the iSchool. “We are honored to partner with Syracuse University and the CCENT lab to expand our research and development efforts in the areas of cloud computing, cyber security and green IT infrastructure,” said George Mazevski, President and CEO of Govsphere. “As our firm continues our dynamic growth and expansion in Central New York, we appreciate the opportunity to give back to our community while inspiring the next generation of information technology professionals.”