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IBM to Install Private Cloud for Seven Nova Scotia Schools

Platform to be open source-based

IBM is providing a private cloudto a consortium of seven schools in Nova Scotia, Canada in order to help the schools create a new curriculum aimed at developing analytics skills.

Slated for operations in early 2014, the cloud hosted at Dalhousie University will be made available to faculty and students at the Acadia University, Cape Breton University, Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia Community College, Saint Mary’s University and St. Francis Xavier University, IBM announced Nov. 27.

The open source cloud is based on IBM Flex System and IBM Storwize hardware and runs the Apache Software Foundation Virtual Computing Lab software.

According to IBM, 2.5 quintillion bytes of information is generated daily.

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Tim Watson supervises all media production at Executive Mosaic, a digital media company that provides insight, information and analysis on several industries, including government contracting.

He previously produced byline coverage with the economics team at USA Today and evaluated lending proposals for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

Tim was born and raised in Washington, DC and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business-Journalism from Washington and Lee University and a certificate in budgeting and finance from Georgetown University's School of Continuing Professional Education.