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How Little Data Breaches Cause Big Problems For Schools

Strict state laws leave little room for error when it comes to securing student information. Fortunately, beefing up data security policies does more than safeguard students.

CoSN Survey: Schools Need More Broadband; E-Rate Needs More Funding

Almost every single district in the country expects to need additional Internet bandwidth and connectivity over the next 36 months as the Common Core and high-stakes assessments come online and more schools introduce BYOD and digital curriculum, according to a new report from the Consortium for School Networking

Seagate Unveils Kinetic Open Storage Platform

Seagate Technology has unveiled its new Kinetic Open Storage platform, a 2.3 petabyte storage system of hard drives connected over Ethernet.

Alabama District Taps Wireless Mesh, Differentiated Instruction as Part of 1-to-1 Initiative

A rural district in Alabama is promoting its use of a city-wide wireless mesh network and a tool for differentiated instruction as part of a 1-to-1-program that began in 2010.

Akitio Releases Bus-Powered 512 GB Thunderbolt SSD

Akitio has released a bus-powered, external 512 GB solid state Thunderbolt storage system and a dual-interface storage system that supports both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt.

Dell Unveils PowerEdge VRTX Converged IT Solution for Schools

Dell has launched the PowerEdge VRTX, a new integrated server, storage, network, and management solution designed for K-12 school systems.

ExamSoft Adds Assessment Rubrics

ExamSoft will launch a rubrics assessment platform in spring 2014 for its entire suite of software.

Free OS X Update Brings Desktop Access to iBooks Library

Apple has released a major update to OS X, Mavericks, which is available as a free upgrade via the Mac App Store.

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Free for Students Beginning Dec. 1

Microsoft is making Office 365 ProPlus — the edition of Office that includes the desktop applications — free for students beginning Dec. 1.

Bradford Adds Hyper-V Server 2012 Support in Network Sentry 6.2

Bradford Networks has unveiled Network Sentry 6.2, adding support for Microsoft Hyper-V Server and integration with MaaS360 mobile device management.

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