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iboss FireSphere Updates APT Functions with Network Anomaly Monitoring

A security technology company has upgraded one of its tools to flag malware that may already be working inside the network. iboss, which last fall released FireSphere, its advanced persistent threat software, has enhanced it with new functionality.

9 IT Best Practices for BYOD Districts

Districts with successful bring your own device programs share their key strategies for rolling out and managing student-owned devices in school.

VideoCentric Launches Videoconferencing-as-a-Service

VideoCentric, a video communications integrator, has launched VideoCloud 365,  a new cloud-based videoconferencing service based on the Pexip Infinity virtualized meeting platform.

Startup Offers Ed Cloud Platform for Hosting Applications

A new cloud platform is coming soon that caters specifically to hosting education applications.

To Prepare for Online Assessments, Some Schools Try to Break Their Own Networks

In three states this week, schools encouraged thousands of students and staff to overwhelm their networks with traffic. The stress tests have helped district leaders spot and solve tech issues ahead of this spring's Web-based testing.

Wisconsin District Gets New SIS After 20 Years With Old System

After 20 years with the same student information system, the fifth-largest school district in Wisconsin is getting a new one.

Northern California District Moves to Online Lottery System for Student Transfers

The San Mateo-Foster City School District in Foster City, CA is automating the lottery system it uses to assign transfer students within the district.

Santa Fe Public Schools Expands Optical LAN Deployment

Santa Fe Public Schools has expanded its deployment of a fiber-based LAN to seven additional schools.

5 Productivity Skills Every Educator Must Have

In a national survey, we asked teachers, administrators and tech leaders to tell us what it takes to make a 21st century classroom run smoothly. Here’s what they said.

Mimio Updates its Classroom Collaboration Software and App

Designed to help educators offer interactive teaching aligned to the Common Core State Standards, MimioStudio 11.3 classroom software and the MimioMobile 3 mobile app are available for free to current Mimio customers.

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