With government data centers on the verge of major changes, how can states balance their technology needs with their financial reality?
What's driving big data initiatives? According to a new report out of the University of Oxford, key factors include risk and financial management and the need to understand and predict customer behaviors to find new ways to engage with them. However, despite these imperatives, few organizations are actually in the "execute" phase of their big data strategies, as most are still educating themselves, exploring options, or, at best, testing out ideas and technologies.
Bloxx, a company that produces Internet, email, and media filtering tools, has released an updated version of its Bloxx Web Filter for North America.
Oracle has released a new version of its, Solaris. Oracle Solaris 11.1 features more than 300 new features and upgrades, including improved performance, availability, and throughput for Oracle databases; new cloud infrastructure features; and improved availability for enterprise applications.
Knowledge management and self-service solution provider RightAnswers has launched version 7 of its flagship Unified Knowledge Platform. This new version includes interface personalization, integration with existing social media outlets, social forums, interactive forums, guided search capabilities, and other new features.
Are the security risks in the cloud any greater than those in an on-premises environment? One report analyzing 12 months of operational data found that the risks are about equal.
Cloud computing hype is beginning to perpetuate some misconceptions that need debunking.
Westbury Public Schools in Long Island, NY has implemented new mobile device management technologies to provide remote device support and application deployment while also controlling student access to content.
Security firm ForeScout Technologies has expanded its functionality to work with security products from McAfee.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The cloud, in theory, is supposed to help make the lives of IT professionals in schools a little bit easier. Assuming all of the privacy issues are addressed, does the practice support the theory? Larry Steinke, technology director Saint Francis High School, shared his experiences with THE Journal.