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Impulse Point Intros Identity Based BYOD Registration Solution

Impulse Point has launched a new identity-based device registration solution, IdentityConnect, a bundled hardware and software appliance that helps organizations identify, register, and track personal devices on the network.

MaxxCat Adds Custom Thesauruses, Promoted Results to Google Mini Replacements

MaxxCat has upgraded the search appliances covered by its Google Mini Replacement Program to allow users to add custom thesauruses and more easily promote results.

Facing Down Network Issues in a Massively Mobile District

With nearly 8,400 school-owned and bring-your-own devices (BYOD) running at any given time, the IT team at Eanes Independent School District knows a thing or two about the value of high uptime. In fact, this Austin, TX-based district has spent the last three years tweaking its WiFi setup to the point where it currently boasts 99 percent uptime and widespread access across nine schools.

BitTorrent Sync Takes on Dropbox, Google Drive with Free, Unlimited File Sync Without the Cloud

BitTorrent is going head to head against cloud file synchronization services like Dropbox and Google with the launch of Sync, a new, free tool designed to synchronize files across computers securely and without storage constraints. The twist: It's not cloud-based.

Augmented Reality Is Going Mobile--and Coming to a Classroom Near You

What was once a futuristic technology is now giving students an immersive way to learn from the world around them.

New Initiatives Aim to Make School Data Interoperable

An array of new initiatives is helping make student data interoperable.

Enterprise IT Security Capabilities Begin Slow Shift to the Cloud

Identity management, vulnerability assessment, and other forms of enterprise IT security technologies are slowly moving to the cloud. According to a report released this week, just about 10 percent of all enterprise security product features will be delivered via the cloud.

Windows Azure (Finally) Takes Infrastructure into Cloud

Microsoft wants to stop giving Amazon headway in the cloud race. The Redmond company announced live production of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, first previewed starting in June 2012.

Windows PCs See Steepest Decline Ever

The market for Windows-based PCs has declined faster than anticipated. According to two independent reports, PCs fell off 11.2 percent to 13.9 percent in the first quarter of 2013 -- the steepest decline in the history of the PC.

Red Hat Opens Early Adopter Program for Enterprise OpenStack Distribution

Red Hat has elevated its Red Hat OpenStack distribution from a preview version to an Early Adopter Program.

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