The market for Windows-based PCs has declined faster than anticipated. According to two independent reports, PCs fell off 11.2 percent to 13.9 percent in the first quarter of 2013 -- the steepest decline in the history of the PC.
Red Hat has elevated its Red Hat OpenStack distribution from a preview version to an Early Adopter Program.
The FCC needs to act now to support K-12 and solve the "connectivity access problem." Here's where to start.
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
By the end of this year, Android will be in more devices than the next four competitors combined (Windows, iOS, Mac OS, and BlackBerry). Before the end of this decade, Android will be in nearly as many devices as all other operating systems combined.
Keeping school data safe requires an evolving strategy that's equal parts paranoia, smart use of newer technologies, and taking the pain and turning it into gain.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Joe Annibale, superintendent of Union Beach School District, remembers getting the call one Monday night last October. The custodians reported to him that the lone school in the district was taking on water. And not just water: Hurricane Sandy had engulfed this community of 6,245 people with a slushy cocktail of street runoff, sewage, and salt water, like a scene "out of the Titanic."
- By Dian Schaffhauser
According to its CEO, HP is becoming a tablet and smartphone company; PCs are becoming small potatoes. And T-Mobile has disrupted the telcos' pricing scheme -- big time! Brace yourselves: price wars for mobile devices are soon to follow. Yes folks, the Age of Mobilism is definitely upon us and big changes are afoot! This is all good news for K-12.
- By Elliot Soloway, Cathie Norris
PostgreSQL's developers are strongly urging users of version 9.x to upgrade their software "immediately."
Bradford Central School District in New York has implemented a clientless remote desktop protocol solution that lets teachers and students access Windows applications on their school-owned Chromebooks and other devices.
Entire counties and states are moving away from locally hosted e-mail and document-sharing software. The big question they have to answer: Google Apps or Microsoft Office 365?