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Information Technology

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PowerSchool Adds Identity Management from Tools4ever

Pearson has partnered with Tools4ever to provide identity and password management within its PowerSchool student information system.

Report: Security Pressures Making Older Firewalls Obsolete

The firewalls and intrusion protection systems in use by educational organizations to protect their enterprise networks may not be keeping up with the new security demands of virtualized data centers.

Researchers Propose Application To Bypass Internet Traffic Jams

Researchers from Cornell University, the University of Southern California and University of Massachusetts have proposed an application to help network operators find the best routes for their data and bypass Internet traffic jams.

CENIC Offers Infrastructure-as-a-Service Tools

The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California now offers a suite of infrastructure-as-a-service cloud services for member institutions in California's research and education community, eliminating the need to conduct local procurement processes for these services.

E-Library of Research Materials Bulks Up Literature Collection

A company that supplies research materials to students for their own academic assignments has added 20,000 topics in the field of literature.

Microsoft Beefs Up Azure

Determined to set his company's cloud platform apart from the competition, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella called a press event in San Francisco to unveil several upgrades for Azure, including beefed up virtual machines and storage and a marketplace where cloud-based providers can promote their services.

How Connecting the Community Transformed a Rural School District

Superintendent Matt Akin used federal funding to make the entire town of Piedmont, AL, wireless as a way to increase equity for students, about half of whom did not have Internet access at home.

New Castle SD Converts Old Netbooks to Thin Clients

New Castle School District in Indiana has cut costs and improved the user experience by repurposing its old netbooks as thin clients rather than buying new thin clients.

CoSN Survey: Only 9 Percent of Districts Have Adequate Bandwidth

Results from the Consortium for School Networking’s 2nd Annual E-rate and Infrastructure Survey reveal gaps in U.S. school districts’ broadband and technology infrastructure.

Report: Students Lack Wireless Access to Digital Learning Resources at School

Students have better wireless access to the Internet at home than at school, according to a new report.

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