Where Will Cloud Computing Be in 5 years?

ECPI University | Cloud ComuputingIf you’re looking into careers in the Computer and Information Science field, odds are you’ll encounter cloud computing. The cloud computing industry has exploded over the past few decades; in 2013, nearly 60% of businesses spent at least 10% of their budgets on cloud services (according to IBM). With this in mind, computer and information science enthusiasts should have a basic understanding of the cloud computing industry and might even consider pursuing a career in cloud computing services.

What is cloud computing?

Traditionally, computer resources have been sold as products. Businesses purchase hardware, software, networking, databases, and meters directly from computing companies, installing them in their offices and monitoring them directly and locally. This requires businesses to make heavy upfront investments in their computer systems and maintenance and to hire staff or vendors to maintain, troubleshoot/repair, and upgrade systems. [Read more...]

ECPI University’s Online Family

ECPI University Online | Online FamilyMeet the Davis’ – ECPI University’s Online Family

For the Davis family, ECPI University is a family affair. Mom Wendy is a member of the Network Security faculty and her quadruplets are all students at the university as well. Daughters Victoria and Samantha are studying Criminal Justice and Network Security (respectively) and sons Jake and Tyler are studying Network Security and IT Management (respectively). [Read more...]

How Much Does a Registered Nurse (RN) Make?

ECPI University | NursingIf you have ever been treated in a hospital, clinic or outpatient facility, chances are you have interacted with a Registered Nurse (RN).  Registered Nurses perform a variety of medical and administrative functions involving patient care and treatment.  With so many career options in healthcare to choose from, Registered Nursing continues to be one of the top 10 growing healthcare professions in the country (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook).  So, let’s take a closer look at Registered Nursing and see if we can answer the question: “How Much Does a Registered Nurse (RN) Make?” [Read more...]

ECPI University Invests in Charleston SC Community

ECPI_Blog_CharelstonIn today’s economy, a knowledge of the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is essential. In 2011, 20 percent of all jobs in the United States require significant STEM knowledge. If there’s a secret to success in the modern world, it’s getting a jump on STEM education.

Thanks to ECPI University, students in Dorchester County will get to take that jump. [Read more...]

ECPI University Selected to Beta Test Student Success Software

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Committed to our students success!

Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc., a leading student success company, has unveiled the prototype of its newest module of the Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™. Starfish INSIGHT enables institutions to quickly and easily visualize the correlations between their efforts to help students be successful and related student outcomes.  ECPI University is one of a select group of colleges and universities the company has partnered with to help refine the software’s design. [Read more...]