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Information Technology

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New Report Details Strategies for Managing Tight IT Budgets

Intended as a resource for district and technology leaders, a new report from the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) examines how to save money through demonstrating ROI, sustainable technology practices, and good financial leadership.

Mobile Application Management To Supplant Mobile Device Management

As BYOD continues to gain traction, enterprise mobile device management is being pushed aside in favor of more user-centric mobile application management (MAM). According to a new report, MAM — which itself comes in a variety of forms —  will overtake MDM as the dominant mobile management mode within the next five years.

Biamp Upgrades Tesira with Improved Compression

Biamp Systems has upgraded its Tesira digital signal processing platform to include two new hardware components and new compression abilities.

Connecting Across the Last Frontier

An Alaskan school district the size of Great Britain turns to technology to help develop a more streamlined maintenance process for its Macs.

Worthington SD Deploys Fiber Network

Worthington School District in Ohio has implemented a fiber network to connect all 21 district sites.

100 Ed Tech Leaders Call on FCC To Update E-rate

A group of 100 education technology leaders have partnered with EducationSuperHighway to join the growing chorus urging the Federal Communications Commission to update the E-rate program, which provides funding for broadband in schools and libraries.

Predictive Analytics in K-12: Advantages, Limitations & Implementation

Predictive analytics is growing rapidly in popularity among school district leaders. K-12 school districts are collaborating with universities and businesses at an accelerating pace, using advanced analytics to create innovative new models and tools to advance students' performance.

Mobile Devices: 70 Percent of School Districts Have Substantial Deployments

Mobile may once have been proscribed tech on American K-12 campuses, but it now enjoys a "substantial presence in most school districts." According to a new report, more than two-thirds of school districts in the United States have mobile technologies deployed in a significant number of their classrooms.

Atlanta Charter School Deploys Web-based Management Tool to Support Chromebooks

To help manage a new fleet of more than 200 Chromebooks, Hapeville Charter Schools in Atlanta is using the browser-based AccessNow to tap into virtual desktops and provide access to applications and online testing programs.

San Francisco USD Upgrades Wireless

San Francisco Unified School District has overhauled its wireless network to provide improved coverage and reliability for 9,000 staff and 56,000 students.

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