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Report: 85 Percent of Educational Institutions Allow BYOD, Yet Security Lags Behind

Eighty-five percent of educational institutions allow instructors or students to use their own devices on institutional networks according to a new survey from Bradford Networks.

Apple Under Pressure in Tablet Market as Samsung, Microsoft, ASUS Head Upward

Even as Apple's iPad shipments surge worldwide, its dominance of the tablet market is less secure than it once was. In the first quarter of 2013, its market share dipped just below 40 percent, as Samsung, ASUS, and Microsoft moved upward.

SIIA Innovation Incubator Awards Spotlight Ed Tech's Hottest Up-and-Comers

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announced the winners in its bi-annual Innovation Incubator Program, which honors forward-thinking and up-and-coming companies that cater to the education market.

Manchester-Area School Revamps Infrastructure in Preparation for Rapid IT Growth

Ashton on Mersey School in Greater Manchester, UK, has consolidated its server infrastructure and implemented a scalable virtual storage system to prepare for rapid IT growth.

Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi Joins Sprint CNS's In-Building Wireless Data Portfolio

Ruckus Wireless and Sprint's Customer Network Solutions (CNS) group have partnered to offer Ruckus's carrier-class indoor and outdoor Smart Wi-Fi products as part of Sprint CNS's in-building wireless data solutions portfolio.

Impulse Point Intros Identity Based BYOD Registration Solution

Impulse Point has launched a new identity-based device registration solution, IdentityConnect, a bundled hardware and software appliance that helps organizations identify, register, and track personal devices on the network.

MaxxCat Adds Custom Thesauruses, Promoted Results to Google Mini Replacements

MaxxCat has upgraded the search appliances covered by its Google Mini Replacement Program to allow users to add custom thesauruses and more easily promote results.

Facing Down Network Issues in a Massively Mobile District

With nearly 8,400 school-owned and bring-your-own devices (BYOD) running at any given time, the IT team at Eanes Independent School District knows a thing or two about the value of high uptime. In fact, this Austin, TX-based district has spent the last three years tweaking its WiFi setup to the point where it currently boasts 99 percent uptime and widespread access across nine schools.

BitTorrent Sync Takes on Dropbox, Google Drive with Free, Unlimited File Sync Without the Cloud

BitTorrent is going head to head against cloud file synchronization services like Dropbox and Google with the launch of Sync, a new, free tool designed to synchronize files across computers securely and without storage constraints. The twist: It's not cloud-based.

Augmented Reality Is Going Mobile--and Coming to a Classroom Near You

What was once a futuristic technology is now giving students an immersive way to learn from the world around them.

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