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Kansas District Encourages BYOD with Guest Access and Beefed-Up WiFi

Goddard Public Schools now offers secure guest BYOD wireless access that lets students, staff, and others obtain the same filtered Internet access on their personal devices as they get on school-owned devices.

Contest To Award Free WiFi for Schools

Netgear has opened its new "WiFi My School" contest, which will award wireless networking gear and network attached storage devices to five winning schools.

Broadband Comes Up Short in Most School Districts

A preliminary report from a survey of K-12 school districts has revealed that 99 percent of all districts in the United States will need broadband upgrades within the next three years.

Intel Launches Multicore SoCs Supporting Android and Windows 8 Mobile Devices

The Intel Atom Z3000 processor series (Bay Trail-T) is the company's first mobile multicore system on a chip and will be available in tablets and 2-in-1 devices running Android and Windows 8.

Bradford Networks Launches Cloud-Based NAC Service for Schools

Bradford Networks, a provider of secure network access control (NAC) solutions, has launched its new Network Sentry cloud service.

How Your Student Data Could Be Saving You Time

Two new startups are helping save schools time by making constant input of student information a thing of the past.

HP Keeps Lead in Server Market Despite Drop in Shipments

The worldwide server market grew a modest 4 percent in the second quarter of 2013 in terms of unit shipments but declined overall in revenue, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.

Workstations on the Rise Amid PC Slump

Despite a sluggish overall PC market, high-end workstations are continuing to experience growth in 2013.

Smart Phones To Surpass 1 Billion Units This Year

One out of every seven human beings in the world will get a new smart phone this year. According to a new forecast from market research firm IDC, more than 1 billion new smart phones will make their way into consumers' hands in 2013, the first time it will reach that mark in a single year.

'Almost Everyone' Actively Trying To Avoid Surveillance Online

Based on the findings of a new survey from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, the vast majority of Americans are actively taking steps to avoid online surveillance by the government or other organizations or individuals.

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