K-12 schools in the United States are beginning to shift their IT budgets toward cloud technologies. According to new research released today, institutions will spend more than a quarter of their IT resources on the cloud within five years.
Wyse has introduced its new entry-level thin client, the Wyse T50. Geared toward organizations on a budget, the T50 includes Wyse-enhanced Linux firmware, a simplified user interface, "plug and display" startup of less than 20 seconds, and the ability to display multimedia and Flash in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and the local browser.
Over the next five years, six technologies will have a profound impact on teaching and learning--and some are already beginning to have an impact.
Teleplace has launched a new open source project, OpenQwaq, an enterprise-class virtual collaboration platform based on the Teleplace platform.
Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School's IT staff taps technologies like videoconferencing and desktop sharing to provide live help desk support to students and faculty scattered across the state. Even during crunch time--the first few weeks of school--the team is able to handle the load with barely a handful of people.
- By Bridget McCrea
Keeping track of an ever-expanding amount of technology assets can be a daunting task for an understaffed district IT department. Two schools turn to the cloud for assistance.
Oracle has released the latest version of its distributed in-memory data grid product, Oracle Coherence 3.7.
Microsoft has opened up its Office 365 public beta to a bigger crowd worldwide. The company also warned that its latest beta accounts for the online productivity suite will not be transferable to Office 365 for education when the beta program ends.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
At a Cloud Forum event in San Francisco, IBM formally introduced an enterprise cloud platform named SmartCloud that allows a customer to buy access to computing requirements such as servers and storage, delegate access and permissions for those resources, configure security, and get help from IBM and other users.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Tool Factory has released Creaza Eduucation, a suite of online tools for planning, creating, publishing, and sharing digital stories.