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Certification Recommendations from iSchool Faculty

Shelter-in-place orders have changed, postponed, and cancelled plans worldwide. These circumstances can be a particularly challenging time for students looking for jobs and internships.  Instead of worrying about a gap in your resume, now’s the perfect time to pursue a certification.  We asked iSchool faculty to share their best recommendations for certifications, specializations, and courses… Read the full article…


Alumni Spotlight: Courtney Perdiue ’14

Courtney Perdiue ‘14 grew up bleeding Orange as a Syracuse University basketball fan. “My grandparents went to Syracuse, and my sister also went to Syracuse – talk about a die-hard fan,” says Perdiue. But while many Syracuse fans bleed Orange, not everyone is able to combine passions for sports, health, and technology into one job…. Read the full article…


Suddenly Essential Infrastructure: Cloud Computing Resources at the Forefront of the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic sent hundreds of millions of students home worldwide. Work from home is now the only option for many. In this crisis, cloud companies suddenly are the backbone of a global virtual learning and collaboration experiment on a scale never previously experienced. While the Internet backbone has long been a lifeline and reached… Read the full article…




Microsoft’s So.cl Sharing Experiment

On Monday, December 3, Shelly Farnham of Microsoft FUSE Labs (Future Social Experiences) visited The School of Information Studies at Syracuse University (iSchool) to discuss the analysis of social media systems. She specializes in social technologies at FUSE Labs and discussed everything from project design and prototyping to analyzing user data. One of the highlights of Shelly’s… Read the full article…


Say Hello to Windows Phone 8

On October 29, Microsoft unveiled the new Windows Phone 8. With the mobile operating system market dominated by Android and iOS, Gartner research firm indicates that by 2016 the number of Windows Phone users will be close to that of Apple’s iOS users. Keeping its word, Windows Phone 8 came with a lot of surprises and… Read the full article…


A Big Showing from Microsoft

Surface With an uncharacteristic air of mystery, at a premiere Los Angeles photography studio, the folks at Microsoft simultaneously announced a new product and instantly made themselves relevant. There were pages and pages of speculation as to what Steve Ballmer would have up his sleeve leading up to the event. Should Microsoft exploit the Xbox… Read the full article…



Weekly Tech Roundup: Apple TV, Google TV & More

This week has had some interesting announcements in the consumer technology market. It started with every paragraph from Steve Jobs’s much anticipated biography being turned into a news story. There was one quote from author and biographer Walter Isaacson’s latest work that caught everyone’s attention; Steve Jobs said he cracked what an Apple TV should be like. Valley hawk-eye Robert Scoble pointed to his insight on the product and a Bloomberg story further validated rumors of an Apple TV.