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IBM offers FREE access to Emerging Technologies

28 July 2005 - IBM has announced an initiative to give universities free access to emerging technologies developed in IBM Research labs. The IBM Academic Initiative (formerly called the IBM Scholars Program) aims to accelerate development skills around open standards-based technologies. Through this initiative IBM is offerring open standards, open source and IBM technologies and educational resources to help faculty and students stay current with the IT industry. 

According to IBM, "The IBM Academic Initiative helps faculty and researchers at higher education institutions worldwide use and implement the latest technology into curriculum and research. By joining, you will gain access to software, hardware, training, course materials, and more!

The IBM Academic Initiative is a worldwide program to partner with colleges and universities to better educate millions of students for a more competitive information technology (IT) workforce. The Academic Initiative provides a broad range of open standards-based offerings and benefits to professors and students, including the latest technologies in open source and IBM software, hardware, course materials, training and other resources. IBM will work with schools that support open standards and seek to use open source and IBM technologies for teaching purposes, both directly and virtually via the web site".

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