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The Age of Mobilism Has Hit Puberty: Prices of Smartphones and Tablets are Going to Plummet! YAY!

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.

PostgreSQL Update Targets 'High-Exposure Security Vulnerability'

PostgreSQL's developers are strongly urging users of version 9.x to upgrade their software "immediately."

Bradford Central School District Implements Clientless RDP Solution for Chromebooks

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.

Microsoft Office 365 or Google Apps for Education: Which Way Do You Go?

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?

ASCI Connect Launches Cloud-Based Network Monitoring

ASCI Connect has launched a new cloud-based network monitoring and reporting service, Network Monitoring Centre, which is designed to provide visibility into network traffic from a single dashboard interface.

Collaboration Helps Districts Share the Cloud

Cloud-based software is often touted as the easiest way to collaborate online. But now, two information technology centers in Ohio are collaborating to maintain the infrastructure of the cloud itself.

IT Spending Inches Toward $4 Trillion

Worldwide IT spending grew to $3.618 trillion last year and is projected to increase by about $150 billion per year through 2014, when it will come just shy of $4 trillion.

Hall County District in Georgia Plans 10 Gbps Fiber WAN

Hall County School District in Gainesville, GA, will deploy a 10 Gbps private wide area network to connect its 41 locations.

Google Uses TV White Spaces To Provide Wireless Broadband to 10 Schools

Google is launching a new pilot that will tap unused portions of the TV spectrum to provide wireless broadband to 10 schools in South Africa. The test follows an earlier, smaller pilot in the United States back in 2010 in Ohio that involved a single hospital.

Devolutions Revs Remote Desktop Manager

Devolutions has released the latest version of its remote desktop connection and credentials management tool, Remote Desktop Manager 8.1.

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