RIT will receive a collection of Cesura Business Certainty equipment, training and support worth $710,000 to be used toward the establishment of a Business Certainty Laboratory in the Golisano College.
This leading edge technology will help students better understand real-world business disruption issues and how to solve them. When these students enter the workforce they will have invaluable experience about the alignment of business and information technology, so critical in today’s economy.
“We are pleased to accept this generous donation from Cesura,” says Luther Troell, chair of the networking, security, and systems administration department in the Golisano College. “Innovative solutions like the Cesura Business Certainty managed service—based on patent-pending technology—help us provide leadership education programs.”
“Cesura is excited about RIT’s planned use of a Business Certainty Laboratory,” says Bob Fabbio, president and CEO of Cesura. “As a graduate of RIT, I’m particularly pleased to support the education of tomorrow’s leaders.”
“Bob is truly an outstanding entrepreneur that we are proud to call one of our own,” says Jorge Díaz-Herrera, dean of RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. “It’s because of the generosity of people like Bob that our college is able to offer hands-on educational opportunities with state of-the-art equipment. As a result, RIT cultivates the best and brightest students entering the computing field.”
About RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
The B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, the largest comprehensive computing college in the nation, was created with a $14 million gift from B. Thomas Golisano, founder and chairman of Paychex Inc.
The college offers undergraduate programs in computer science, information technology, applied network and system administration, new media, and software engineering, as well as graduate programs in computer science, information technology, software development and management, computer security and information assurance, and learning and knowledge management systems.
The college is home to the Center for Advancing the Study of Cyberinfrastructure, located in the university’s Laboratory for Applied Computing building, which partners with industry and other research organizations in the advancement of computing technology in support of scientific discovery and product development, and to foster technology commercialization.
Founded in 1829, RIT is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging technology, fine and applied arts, and education for the deaf. RIT enrolls 15,300 students in more than 340 undergraduate and graduate programs.
About Cesura, Inc.
Cesura helps companies eliminate business risk associated with intermittent periods of poor end-user performance when using critical applications—all before they escalate to impact productivity and financial performance. The Cesura high-value, low-risk Business Certainty Managed Service combines a remote Business Certainty Center staffed by skilled professionals, with onsite patent-pending technology to streamline processes and improve information flow. By eliminating poor end-user experience, Cesura reduces the time that costs businesses money. Cesura is headquartered in Austin, Texas with sales offices across the United States. For more information, please visit www.cesura.com.