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Australian Secondary School Deploys Ethernet Fabric To Support IT Operations

Daramalan College, a secondary school in Canberra, Australia, has implemented Ethernet fabric technology to improve network performance and support increased network traffic resulting from real-time video streaming and administrative operations.

Android Will Extend Dominance over All Devices Through 2014

Taking into account all end-user computing devices — traditional PCs, smart phones, and tablets — Google's Android is already by far the most dominant single operating system out there. In 2012, Android devices made up more than 22 percent off all device shipments worldwide. According to market research firm Gartner, its share will nearly double by the end of 2014.

California HS Boosts 1-to-1 Control with Mobile Device Management

In its third year of a 1-to-1 iPad program a California Catholic high school will be adding a new level of security and management with an enterprise-level mobile management service.

Building Alaska's PD Pipeline

Teachers at a remote district in rural Alaska access a wealth of online professional development through the state’s Alaska Staff Development Network.

Colorado School District Recovers from Failed VDI Implementation

School District 27J in Brighton, CO, has resurrected its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) implementation that crashed on day one under the load of simultaneous logons.

Red Hat Debuts Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform for OpenStack-Powered Clouds

Red Hat has launched two new products designed to help organizations build private or public cloud environments or implement infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions.

Landon School Improves Backup Service While Boosting Virtual Infrastructure Performance

Landon School in Bethesda, MD has implemented a new backup and replication solution and a new storage solution that work together to optimize data protection operations for the school's virtual machine environment.

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Smart Phones Set To Overtake Feature Phones This Year

Smart phones are expected to overtake feature phones in worldwide shipments for the first time this year. According to a new forecast, year-over-year growth in smart phones will approach 33 percent in 2013 and continue strong for the next five years.

West Virginia Department of Ed Adds Career Readiness System To Help High Schoolers

West Virginia's Department of Education has begun promoting the use of an application to help students connect what they're learning in high school to what they'll need to know for specific careers or college.

President Obama Reveals Initiative To Connect 99 Percent of Students to High-Speed Broadband Within 5 Years

President Barack Obama has announced the ConnectED initiative to build high-speed digital connections to the country's schools and libraries. The initiative aims to connect 99 percent of students to high-speed Internet within five years.

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