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Absolute Software Demos K-12 Product Suite at FETC

Absolute Software, a provider of persistent endpoint security, management, and service solutions for computer, tablet, and smartphone devices, is at the Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, FL this week to demonstrate its suite of products for K-12 schools.

Mitsubishi Launches Lamp-Free Hybrid Laser Projector

Mitsubishi is rolling our a new family of bulb-free hybrid laser/LED projectors. The new line, called LaserVue, is debuting this week at the FETC 2013 conference taking place in Orlando, FL.

ContentKeeper Launches Secure Internet Gateway at FETC

ContentKeeper Technologies is formally launching its Secure Internet Gateway today at the Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) 2013.

EBSCOhost Adds Latino-Hispanic, Art and Architecture Digital Collections, More E-book Content for Academic Libraries

EBSCO Publishing has released a new digital archival database, The Latino-Hispanic American Experience: Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers, which is now available through the EBSCOhost Content Viewer.

Springfield School District Upgrades Wireless Network to 802.11n

Springfield School District 186 in Illinois is in the process of upgrading the wireless LAN in all of its schools and offices to use 802.11n technology, which is faster and more reliable than the district's old wireless network.

5 K-12 Technology Trends to Watch in 2013

Here are five key areas that K-12 districts, administrators, and teachers should keep an eye on in the year ahead.

OpenERP 7.0 Adds Google Docs Integration, Customer Portal

OpenERP has released version 7.0 of its open source enterprise resource planning system, OpenERP. The new version incorporates a range of new modules, collaborative messaging, and integration with Google Docs, among other new features.

Kingston Debuts 1 TB External Flash Drive

At the 2013 International CES event in Las Vegas, Kingston Digital unveiled a new line of USB 3.0 flash drives with capacities up to 1 terabyte, the largest to date.

Worldwide IT Outlook Improves for 2013

The outlook for IT services, software, and devices is looking up. According to a new forecast, worldwide IT spending across all sectors will grow by $249 billion in 2013, reaching $3.74 trillion--up 4.2 percent from 2012.

Carrying Banned Website Awareness Beyond October

News stories about dictatorial governments “shutting down” the internet can reinforce awareness of the relatively unrestricted access U.S. citizens have to the web. But there is a day in October that highlights the lack of freedom some people here endure. Called Banned Websites Awareness Day and sponsored by the American Association of School Libraries, the purpose of this day is to encourage “school librarians and other educators to promote an awareness of how overly restrictive filtering affects student learning.”

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