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Android Will Be on More Devices Than All Major Operating Systems Combined

By the end of this year, Android will be in more devices than the next four competitors combined (Windows, iOS, Mac OS, and BlackBerry). Before the end of this decade, Android will be in nearly as many devices as all other operating systems combined.

NASA image of Hurricane Sandy from Earth Observatory

Facing Down Catastrophe: Disaster Planning for Schools

Joe Annibale, superintendent of Union Beach School District, remembers getting the call one Monday night last October. The custodians reported to him that the lone school in the district was taking on water. And not just water: Hurricane Sandy had engulfed this community of 6,245 people with a slushy cocktail of street runoff, sewage, and salt water, like a scene "out of the Titanic."

The Age of Mobilism Has Hit Puberty: Prices of Smartphones and Tablets are Going to Plummet! YAY!

According to its CEO, HP is becoming a tablet and smartphone company; PCs are becoming small potatoes. And T-Mobile has disrupted the telcos' pricing scheme -- big time! Brace yourselves: price wars for mobile devices are soon to follow. Yes folks, the Age of Mobilism is definitely upon us and big changes are afoot! This is all good news for K-12.

PostgreSQL Update Targets 'High-Exposure Security Vulnerability'

PostgreSQL's developers are strongly urging users of version 9.x to upgrade their software "immediately."

Bradford Central School District Implements Clientless RDP Solution for Chromebooks

Bradford Central School District in New York has implemented a clientless remote desktop protocol solution that lets teachers and students access Windows applications on their school-owned Chromebooks and other devices.

Microsoft Office 365 or Google Apps for Education: Which Way Do You Go?

Entire counties and states are moving away from locally hosted e-mail and document-sharing software. The big question they have to answer: Google Apps or Microsoft Office 365?

Collaboration Helps Districts Share the Cloud

Cloud-based software is often touted as the easiest way to collaborate online. But now, two information technology centers in Ohio are collaborating to maintain the infrastructure of the cloud itself.

ASCI Connect Launches Cloud-Based Network Monitoring

ASCI Connect has launched a new cloud-based network monitoring and reporting service, Network Monitoring Centre, which is designed to provide visibility into network traffic from a single dashboard interface.

IT Spending Inches Toward $4 Trillion

Worldwide IT spending grew to $3.618 trillion last year and is projected to increase by about $150 billion per year through 2014, when it will come just shy of $4 trillion.

Hall County District in Georgia Plans 10 Gbps Fiber WAN

Hall County School District in Gainesville, GA, will deploy a 10 Gbps private wide area network to connect its 41 locations.

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