Universities are working together and sharing resources to create virtual labs with more powerful computing capabilities–and to save much-needed cash.
Economies of scale. It’s one of those phrases bandied around whenever one corporation swallows another. Yet that is exactly what several college systems hope to achieve by having their member campuses collaborate on IT projects. For The California State University, facing $500 million in budget cuts proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, you might even call such projects economies of necessity.