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Information Technology

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Report: IT Strategies for Non-Traditional Tech Projects

The traditional IT organization is accustomed to being responsible for back office and infrastructure technologies. Yet emerging technologies tend to support operations that are outside the normal purview of IT. What's a CIO to do?

Report: Cognizant Computing To Have 'Immense' Impact Across Mobile Computing

Gartner has released a new report predicting that cognizant computing, which the company says is the next phase of the personal cloud movement, "will become one of the strongest forces in consumer-focused IT" in the next few years to "have an immense impact across a range of industries, including mobile devices, mobile apps, wearables, networking, services and cloud providers."

How to Survive a Cyberattack

Here's how a North Carolina district responded to a denial-of-service attack that came from one of its own schools.

FCC Vote Approves $1 Billion for Broadband, Defers Discussion of Raising Funding Cap

In response to pushback from educators and private organizations, the FCC added a "safety valve" feature to its reforms, guaranteeing that poor and rural schools relying on external broadband do not lose out.

2 Tactics for 1-to-1- and BYOD-Ready WiFi

As massive Miami-Dade seeks to serve up a better digital experience to all of its students, getting WiFi right is a crucial part of the work.

ISTE Petition Pressures FCC to Increase Broadband Funding in Upcoming Vote

A petition filed by ISTE and signed by more than 1,500 educators emphasizes the importance of broadband and digital learning in the classroom and points to shortcomings in FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s latest E-Rate proposal.

Pexip, Enabling Technlogies Partner for Unified Communications Integration

Videoconferencing technology producer Pexip has teamed up with Enabling Technologies, a unified communications (UC) systems integrator, to integrate traditional videoconferencing systems with Microsoft Lync.

Lightspeed Updates Mobile Manager for Windows 8.1

Lightspeed Systems has updated its mobile device management (MDM) system for schools, Mobile Manager, to support the latest version of the Windows 8 operating system while introducing other new features.

Illinois District Taps Warehouse Solution for Data Management

Oak Park and River Forest High School will adopt a warehouse solution to manage data, analytics and reports.

Report: Importance of Data's Physical Location Diminishing

The physical location of data will become "increasingly irrelevant" over the next several years and will be replaced by other notions of location at most organizations by 2020, according to a new report, "The Snowden Effect: Data Location Matters," by market research firm Gartner.

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