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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.

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.

ExamSoft Adds Assessment Rubrics

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

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.

Australian Catholic Education Office Deploys 802.11ac Wireless Network in 39 Secondary Schools

The Australian Catholic Education Office, Sydney has implemented a new wireless network using the latest technology, 802.11ac, at 39 secondary schools in Sydney.

Traditional Computers on the Rise in the United States

Personal computers are on the rebound in the United States. Despite a gloomy worldwide picture, domestically, PC shipments saw their second consecutive quarter of improvement, which is expected to continue for a couple more years.

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