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Description: IBM announces that starting early 2014 they will be launching a cloud computing platform to Nova Scotia’s Universities. The hope is to better equip future graduates with the skills required to enhance and grow the province’s economy.

Source: TechVibes

Date: November 28, 2013

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IBM announced this week that it is contributing a multi-million dollar private cloud to a consortium of post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia. The system, the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada, will form a shared computing platform enabling the schools to together create new curriculum and conduct research aimed at better equipping graduates with analytics skills to drive Nova Scotia’s economy. Read Rest of Story.

Questions for discussion:

1. Do you think this launch will give Nova Scotian students the competitive advantage they need to excel once out of school?

2. Do you think this will put the graduates on an equal playing field with students graduating out of Toronto or Vancouver Universities?

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