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IT News and Views – the Friday Collection

BYOD policy gives London university users network access flexibility
University provides a cloud offering to support a ‘use your own gizmo’ policy for students and staff. They are now going to offer a loan scheme for devices alongside laptop loans to buttress the offering. Read about it, here.

Information Week: Jive CEO: Social Tools Are Essential, Not Extras
Ed Brill blog reporting on the now established ‘fact’ that doing social business is the way forward. There’s quite an interesting little spat in the article, in case that sort of thing floats your boat. Read it, here.

Case study: Avon calls on business intelligence to tailor sales offers
Story about how cosmetics giant is using business intelligence to good effect. The information gained from its complex supply chain means it can offer a better service to agents. Read the story, here.

MIT launches free online ‘fully automated’ course
Massive university brand is now offering a free online course for the great unwashed the world over. This is part of an examination of what it takes to offer an outstanding online education. See the facts, here.

And finally…
Swedish Muppet sends visitors back to space so pray for Scotland
Story that I only include because of my enduring affinity for the Muppets. It’s something about Sweden wanting to be Virgin Galactic’s European hub but let’s not get bogged down in the detail and just watch the video. Do just that, here.

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