Oakland Unified School District in California plans to implement more than 8,000 Chromebook laptops in classrooms for grades 3 through 12.
Advocacy group EducationSuperHighway is refuting claims made by the School Superintendents Association and the Association of Educational Service Agencies that its data collection initiative might be detrimental to districts' E-rate applications. The two groups warned members yesterday that use of ESH's Item 21 Portal might slow down the processing of their applications or make use of private data in unforeseen ways.
Consumer adoption of 802.11ac access points is set to accelerate drastically this year. In 2013, about 8 percent of consumer APs supported 802.11ac. That figure is expected to swell to 45 percent this year.
Samsung has unveiled its next-generation Chromebook 2 line, which will sport Exynos 5 Octa processors with eight processing cores. The Chromebook 2, designed for schools, will be available in two configurations, offering different screen sizes and processor speeds of up to 2.1 GHz.
According to a new report from International Data Corp, an increase in mobility applications and the continued emergence of 802.11ac have made the enterprise WLAN market one of the fastest growing networking market segments worldwide.
The era of double-digit growth in smart phone adoption is coming to a close as devices approach the saturation point, which in turn will lead to drops in prices, according to new research. In North America alone, some 200 million smart phones are already in active use — one for about every 2.75 people residing on the continent and about one-seventh of the world's total active devices.
Worldwide server shipments grew 2.1 percent last year compared to 2012, while revenue declined 4.5 percent, according to IT research firm Gartner.
Arizona's Dysart Unified School District has recently upgraded it's district-wide local area network in an effort to support mobile devices in the classroom and an expansion of its video surveillance system.
The OpenID Foundation has launched a new standard for Internet security and privacy.
Two Texas school districts have recently gone public with their adoption of virtualized desktop infrastructures in an effort to save money and IT work hours.