Cloud Computing & SaaS

5 K-12 Technology Trends for 2011

As technology continues to infiltrate every corner of the K-12 educational space, administrators, teachers, and students are undoubtedly curious about what's coming around the bend in 2011. Will the cloud continue to reign? Will more schools embrace student-centric mobile devices? Education technology experts discuss their top technology trends for the coming year.

Education in the Cloud: 5 Questions with John Kuglin

According to John Kuglin, cloud computing could serve as the strategic component that has been missing in K-12 technology efforts--a way to deliver more and better services. The technology may answer the question that educators tend to ask after computers are purchased and 1:1 initiatives implemented: "Now what?"

D2L Learning Suite Gets Live@edu Integration

Desire2Learn is integrating Microsoft's Live@edu service into its Learning Suite, an educational software package that includes a learning management system, electronic portfolio, learning repository, and analytics tool.

Cloud Integrator Boomi To Be Acquired by Dell

Dell this week said it will acquire Boomi, which operates a service designed to simplify the integration of cloud services with premises-based infrastructure.

Microsoft's Ray Ozzie Envisions a 'Post-PC World'

What will a "post-PC world" look like? Ray Ozzie, renowned for jumpstarting Microsoft's move to the cloud, described a new vision for such an environment in a memo posted this week.

Hyper-V To Be Integrated in OpenStack

Microsoft recently announced a partnership with to help integrate its commercial hypervisor into the open source OpenStack project.

Google 'Code-In' Calls on K-12 Students To Become Open Source Developers

Google wants to get middle and high school students interested in open source software, and the company is betting that a new "outreach contest" that includes cash prizes and a grand-prize trip to the Googleplex in California will appeal to budding programmers.

Office Web Apps Get Makeover

Microsoft announced some new milestones for its browser-based Office Web Applications.

Gartner Says Cloud Spending on the Rise

Cloud computing services accounted for 12.5 percent of overall IT budgets, according to a research report released by Gartner.

Microsoft Takes HPC to the Cloud

Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, launched Monday, has been optimized for 1,000 node, up from a previous limit of 256 nodes.

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