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Microsoft Launches Azure for Student Developers

Microsoft has released Microsoft Azure for student developers, a free version of the company's development tool for Web sites and Web apps.

3 of 10 District IT Leaders Report Full Readiness for Online Assessments

This year's top priorities among IT leadership in K-12 are assessment readiness, wireless access and mobile learning, in that order. Those are the same priorities as last year, with the difference that wireless beat out mobile learning. Those and a number of other findings surfaced during this year's K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a professional association for school and district IT leaders.

USAC Extends E-Rate Application Deadline to April 16

In consultation with the FCC and in response to a request from the country’s largest school districts, the Universal Service Administration Company has extended the E-rate application window for this fiscal year by three weeks.

Eurocom Intros Mobile Server with 3.9 GHz Xeon E3-1200 Series Processors

Eurocom has launched a new mobile server, the Eurocom P5 Pro SE3, which is powered Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 series processors.

Lodi USD Implements Remote Support for Schools

Lodi Unified School District in California has implemented a remote support system to help its service desk staff respond to requests from teachers in 48 schools across 350 square miles.

Harris School Solutions Adds Payment Portal for Parents

Harris School Solutions has integrated an online payment portal for parents, eSchoolPayments, into its Activities Account Web platform for managing school funds and transactions.

Report: CIOs Should Give Cloud Solutions More Consideration

Cloud solutions have matured enough to be a viable option for many IT projects, but few CIOs are giving them the consideration they may deserve, according to a new survey from Gartner.

StorTrends Intros All-Flash Storage Arrays

Atlanta-based StorTrends has released two new storage devices that feature all-flash storage area network (SAN) arrays.

Network Speed: How Fast is Fast Enough?

Three years ago, SETDA published capacity targets for both external and internal connections. Have districts gotten up to speed?

Dell Unveils Cloud Access Manager 8, Adds Security Analytics Engine

Dell has released the latest version of its Web-access management system, Cloud Access Manager 8, which offers features designed to help organizations control Web-based and mobile application activities and provide secure access for visitors and personal devices.

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