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Information Technology

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Tablet Competition Heats Up: Samsung, Apple Vie for Top Spot

Apple and Samsung accounted for a full 71 percent of tablets shipped in the first quarter of 2014. Apple remained in the top spot for the quarter, though Android as a whole accounted for slightly more than half of all new tablets shipped through March, according to early results.

2014 IT Spending Forecast: Slightly Slower Growth Than Expected

One industry forecast of worldwide spending is being revised slightly downward, despite market improvements in the United States, Canada and Western Europe. The main culprits behind the slowdown seem to be mobile devices and "macroeconomic wildcards."

Invincea Launches Free Malware Discovery and Analysis Solution

Invincea has released Invincea Research Edition, a malware discovery and analysis solution for the data forensics and incident response (DF/IR) community, which the company is offering for free to DF/IR professionals.

Gale Updates Kids InfoBits Database

Gale has updated its Kids InfoBits database with an improved interface and navigation, updated content and new tools.

Netgear Adds New Wi-Fi Controller, Access Point for Schools

Netgear has added the new ProSafe WC7600 wireless controller and ProSafe WN370 wall mount access point with power over Ethernet (PoE) to its line of ProSafe products for schools.

Arizona District Implements Fiber Optic Network with E-Rate Support

Nogales Unified School District #1 in Arizona has completed the implementation of a 100 percent fiber optic network for high speed Internet access and data, video and voice over IP transport.

Texas State Library To Provide Research Database Access for All Public Schools

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has inked a deal to gain online access to research databases and an e-book collection for every public school library in the state.

Roadmap for an 802.11ac Deployment

When Tim Peltz took over directorship of Information Systems for the Racine Unified School District in Wisconsin five years ago, Racine had a multitude of computing devices with the typical district mix: some that were 15 years old, some that were brand new, and a whole bunch in between.

Lamar CISD Provides Preschoolers with Laptops and Portable WiFi

Lamar Consolidated Independent School District in the greater Houston area will provide students in a pre-kindergarten summer program with laptops and school-managed WiFi hotspots to access online educational content.

FileWave Releases Mobile Device Management Update

FileWave has introduced version 8.0 of its mobile device management software. New features include Android support, the addition of inventory-based smart groups, VPP managed distribution for Mac with multiple sToken support, parameterized profiles for Mac and advanced license management.

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