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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.”

Research: IT Predictions for 2013

The IT industry's transition to mobile computing, cloud services, social networking, and big data technologies--collectively referred to as the third platform--will accelerate in 2013, according to IDC Predictions 2013: Competing on the 3rd Platform, a recent report from International Data Corporation.

Free Network Analytics Service Identifies Potential Areas for Performance Improvement

A new free online service promises to help organizations troubleshoot potential problems areas in their networks and provide point-in-time reporting of every device.

Fluke Adds Agentless Device Visibility to Wireless Management

Fluke Networks has introduced new capability in its AirMagnet line that allows an organization to track wireless smart devices without having to deploy client software, such as an agent, on the device.

Teaching With Content Curation

A California teacher discovers an effective tool for teaching English.

Oracle Releases Oracle NoSQL Database 2.0

Oracle has released Oracle NoSQL Database 2.0, a scalable, low-latency, key-value database for real-time big data workloads.

British School Brings Desktop Apps to Students' Mobile Devices

Futures Community College, a secondary school in the United Kingdom, has implemented new technology to accelerate BYOD adoption on its campus by providing access to desktop applications via students' mobile browsers.

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