Barracuda Networks has released an upgrade to its Spam & Virus Firewall virtual and hardware-based appliances. The new version 5.1 update extends antivirus support to Microsoft Exchange environments and incorporates a range of other enhancements.
Microsoft has opened its Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.5 Beta review program.
Township High School District 214 in Illinois has chosen Comcast Metro Ethernet services to provide cloud computing, virtualization, streaming video, data, and voice services to support more than 12,000 students.
AppSense, which develops products to help organizations virtualize user settings, is creating a set of programs to let users install applications without administrative rights even in lockdown situations.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Oracle has released Oracle NoSQL Database 11g, the company's new entry into the NoSQL database market. Oracle NoSQL Database is a distributed, highly scalable, key-value database that uses the Oracle Berkeley Database Java Edition as its underlying storage system.
One hundred K-12 schools in one New York City borough have deployed a Web-based software platform to ramp up communication with parents.
Today's IT leaders need to re-imagine the role played by information technology, and that requires being able to think beyond simply modernizing what's already in place. Achieving "creative destruction" will help the organization move beyond its current practices--which currently consume the bulk of IT resources--and into a world of cloud computing, mobile usage, media tablets, and social media. That's the message being delivered by Gartner at its annual Symposium ITxpo 2011 conference.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Cisco and Citrix have formed a strategic alliance for large-scale desktop virtualization deployments. The first deliverable of this collaboration will be the optimization of Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) for Citrix XenDesktop.
A new record of more than 1,000 teams will compete in CyberPatriot IV, a high school-level cyber security challenge that asks students to defend against computer threat scenarios.
- By Mike Hohenbrink
ClassLink has released LaunchPad Instructional Desktop View, an upgrade to the company's cloud-based virtual desktop software designed for K-12 schools.