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Cloud Computing & SaaS


CENIC Offers Infrastructure-as-a-Service Tools

The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California now offers a suite of infrastructure-as-a-service cloud services for member institutions in California's research and education community, eliminating the need to conduct local procurement processes for these services.

Microsoft Beefs Up Azure

Determined to set his company's cloud platform apart from the competition, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella called a press event in San Francisco to unveil several upgrades for Azure, including beefed up virtual machines and storage and a marketplace where cloud-based providers can promote their services.

Gartner Trends: Tech Realigning Human and Digital Life

Gartner has looked at the digital future and found it in flux. During its annual symposium and ITxpo in Orlando, the IT consulting firm presented 10 technology trends expected to have "strategic impact" in most organizations, which may mean disruption to the business, users or IT; which may call for "major investment"; or which may pose unforeseen risks if ignored.

Blackboard Releases Cloud Version of Learn

Education technology company Blackboard has made available a cloud version of its learning management system promised during BbWorld this past summer.

Google Gives Students Unlimited Storage Space in the Cloud

Google is giving the 30 million students and teachers who already use Google Apps for Education unlimited storage — and it's offering the same deal to anyone whose school wants to sign up for it.

Splashtop Collaboration Software Expands Chromebook Support

Mirroring360 now allows individual students to mirror their Chromebook screen to a main display, and Splashtop Classroom broadcasts the teacher’s screen to all student devices.

Google Sheets: Using Custom Formulas in Conditional Formatting

This week's tutorial covers a number functions in Google's Spreadsheet app, Google Sheets. Here we take a practical look at using weekdays in calculations, introduce "if" statements and learn how to refer dynamically to the contents of a current cell.

How Google Apps for Education Can Help You Implement Common Core

To support the new standards' emphasis on student collaboration, keyboarding and online research, Pascagoula School District (MS) implemented GAFE. A tech integration specialist shares how the move has eased the district's transition to the Common Core State Standards.

Dropbox Drops Price, Increases Storage

Dropbox, the popular free and fee cloud storage service, has launched a new Pro version that includes a remote wipe feature, enhancements to the sharing of files and a simplified price structure.

California Assembly Approves Bill Restricting Companies' Use of Student Data

If approved by the state Senate, SOPIPA would end targeted advertising on K-12 websites, services and applications; prevent companies from selling student data; and limit disclosure of students’ personal information.

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