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Oakland Unified Rolling Out 8,000 Chromebooks

Oakland Unified School District in California plans to implement more than 8,000 Chromebook laptops in classrooms for grades 3 through 12.

Consumer Adoption of 802.11ac Outpacing Enterprise Adoption

Consumer adoption of 802.11ac access points is set to accelerate drastically this year. In 2013, about 8 percent of consumer APs supported 802.11ac. That figure is expected to swell to 45 percent this year.

Samsung Reveals 8-Core Chromebook 2

Samsung has unveiled its next-generation Chromebook 2 line, which will sport Exynos 5 Octa processors with eight processing cores. The Chromebook 2, designed for schools, will be available in two configurations, offering different screen sizes and processor speeds of up to 2.1 GHz.

IDC Sees Continued Growth in Worldwide WLAN Market

According to a new report from International Data Corp, an increase in mobility applications and the continued emergence of 802.11ac have made the enterprise WLAN market one of the fastest growing networking market segments worldwide.

As Smart Phones Approach the Saturation Point, Prices Head Downward

The era of double-digit growth in smart phone adoption is coming to a close as devices approach the saturation point, which in turn will lead to drops in prices, according to new research. In North America alone, some 200 million smart phones are already in active use — one for about every 2.75 people residing on the continent and about one-seventh of the world's total active devices.

Arizona District Upgrades Wireless Network To Support BYOD Surveillance

Arizona's Dysart Unified School District has recently upgraded it's district-wide local area network in an effort to support mobile devices in the classroom and an expansion of its video surveillance system.

Gartner Report: Worldwide Server Market Growth at 2.1 Percent

Worldwide server shipments grew 2.1 percent last year compared to 2012, while revenue declined 4.5 percent, according to IT research firm Gartner.

OpenID Connect Standard Extends Digital Identities Across the Web

The OpenID Foundation has launched a new standard for Internet security and privacy. 

2 Texas Districts Turn to Virtualization To Save Money, Time

Two Texas school districts have recently gone public with their adoption of virtualized desktop infrastructures in an effort to save money and IT work hours.

CompTIA To Launch 'Engagement Platform' for IT Gender Equity

CompTIA, a nonprofit association for the IT industry, is seeking volunteers to help build and deploy an evangelism platform in an effort to raise interest in IT careers among women and girls.

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