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Smart Phones Set To Overtake Feature Phones This Year

Smart phones are expected to overtake feature phones in worldwide shipments for the first time this year. According to a new forecast, year-over-year growth in smart phones will approach 33 percent in 2013 and continue strong for the next five years.

West Virginia Department of Ed Adds Career Readiness System To Help High Schoolers

West Virginia's Department of Education has begun promoting the use of an application to help students connect what they're learning in high school to what they'll need to know for specific careers or college.

President Obama Reveals Initiative To Connect 99 Percent of Students to High-Speed Broadband Within 5 Years

President Barack Obama has announced the ConnectED initiative to build high-speed digital connections to the country's schools and libraries. The initiative aims to connect 99 percent of students to high-speed Internet within five years.

Sharing the Cloud in Illinois

Rather than making do with cloud-computing solutions that weren't created for the education environment, the state of Illinois has developed its own cooperative, education-driven cloud.

Florida School District Deploys District Wide Wireless LAN

Hillsborough County Public Schools has begun implementation of a district-wide wireless local area network to support the growing number of wireless devices in use by students, faculty, and staff.

Adaptiva Revs IT Systems Management Software Suite

Adaptiva has launched a new edition of its IT Systems Management Software Suite for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, which is designed to help IT administrators streamline the network management process.

Missouri School District Upgrades Fiber Optic Network to 10 Gbps

Fort Osage School District in Missouri will upgrade its fiber optic network to connect all district facilities with 10 Gbps of bandwidth.

Florida District Accelerates SQL Server Apps for Online Testing

Collier County Public Schools in Florida has replaced its traditional disk-based storage area network (SAN) equipment with flash memory arrays that speed up its SQL Server applications while reducing costs.

Devon IT's Ceptor Converts HDMI Displays into Zero Client Devices

Devon IT has unveiled Ceptor, an ultra-compact device that converts any HDMI-capable monitor or TV into an interactive zero client.

EnGenius Offers Free Wireless Network Equipment for Qualifying Educational Institutions

EnGenius Technologies, a provider of long-range wireless voice and data solutions, has launched a free product trial promotion for qualifying private and public K-12 schools, colleges, and universities in the United States.

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