Nova Southeastern University Announces Education Initiative Centered on Cloud Computing

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Graduate School of Computer And Information Sciences Acquires New Hardware To Advance Cloud Computing Education Course Offering And Research

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“Recent studies in industry publications have shown more than half of C-level executives are reporting that finding qualified staff to design and manage newer IT concepts such as cloud computing is very challenging.” said James Parrish, Ph.D.

When it comes to understanding cloud computing and that it entails, finding those with the necessary skills-set can be difficult. Seeing a gap in number of available staff, Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS) is proud to announce a new education initiative centered on cloud computing.

This initiative will be powered by Dell PowerEdge servers provided through the Dell Seed Grant program, a donation of storage virtualization software from DataCore Software, and managed services provider Host.net.

“Recent studies in industry publications have shown more than half of C-level executives are reporting that finding qualified staff to design and manage newer IT concepts such as cloud computing is very challenging.” said James Parrish, Ph.D., an associate professor of information systems at GSCIS, “This initiative will help address this challenge by allowing us to expand on our current cloud computing curriculum so our graduates have knowledge of those aspects of cloud computing valued by our industry partners.”

“Host.net has been a supporter of NSU for many years and jumped at the opportunity to champion this initiative,” said Lenny Chesal, CMO of Host.net. “As a leading provider of cloud and colocation solutions in South Florida we can think of no greater cause than supporting our university partners in educating their students in the latest cloud technologies to generate the pipeline of qualified graduates for the growing number of job opportunities in South Florida.”

The hardware and software for this initiative will join the Megalodon supercomputer to enhance the universities’ cloud computing related offerings as well supporting the Business Intelligence/Analytics program and STEM education initiatives.

For more information on Nova Southeastern University’s GSCIS, visit http://www.nova.edu/scis

About NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS): The GSCIS provides educational programs of distinction to prepare students for leadership roles in the computer and information sciences field. With internationally recognized faculty, innovative curricula, and flexible online and campus-based formats for its five Master of Science, three Ph.D. and three certificate programs – the GSCIS’s graduates are sought after around the world. Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, their information assurance curriculum is recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. For more information, please visit http://www.nova.edu/scis.

About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels. NSU is an independent, not-for-profit institution with 26,000 students at campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach and Tampa, Florida as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. For more information, please visit http://www.nova.edu. Celebrating 50 years of academic excellence!

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