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Santa Fe Public Schools Deploys Fiber Optic LAN

Santa Fe Public Schools (SFPS) has replaced the conventional copper-based local area network (LAN) at one elementary school with a new fiber optic LAN and plans to upgrade six more schools before the 2014-15 school year.

Report: Global Software Sales Top $407 Billion in 2013

Global software shipments rose 4.8 percent year over year to hit $407.3 billion in 2013, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner. Riding a 6 percent growth rate, Microsoft continues to dominate the sector with sales of $65.7 billion, more than twice second-place company Oracle, which raked in just under $30 billion in the last year.

Bandwidth for All

With more and more students using mobile devices for learning, districts are finding creative ways to provide enough bandwidth for everyone to do their work outside of school.

iboss Network Security Introduces MobileEther

The mobile security solution combines traditional MDM (such as data loss prevention) with Web and mobile malware protection, reporting and directory-based user authentication.

Enterprises Prefer Open Source SDN Technology from Commercial Vendors

When it comes to software-defined networking and network functions virtualization solutions, almost all enterprise-level organizations prefer open source solutions, but three quarters of them want those open source solutions to come from commercial vendors, according to a new report from the OpenDaylight Project.

Conference of Mayors Urges E-Rate Reform

The leaders of the United States Conference of Mayors has sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission urging E-rate reform.

Brief: HP Debuts Printer for Wireless Printing in the Classroom

HP's new printer offers secure wireless printing from mobile devices. The company is also launching a free five-module course to help teachers incorporate technology into their teaching practices

Report: School IT Budgets Increasing But Still Inadequate

IT budgets have increased in one-third of school districts over the past year, but nearly half of districts still don't have enough funding to support existing IT equipment or implement new technologies, according to a new report from the Consortium for School Networking.

A Modest Proposal for Comcast

With apologies to Jonathan Swift, I approve the telecom giant's acquisition of Time Warner Cable — with one big condition.

Ruckus Ships 3-Stream 802.11ac Access Point

Ruckus Wireless has started shipping a new dual-band, three-stream 802.11ac access point. Unlike other 802.11ac APs, which are often software-upgraded 802.11n APs, the Ruckus ZoneFlex R700 was specifically designed for the new 802.11ac standard, according to the company.

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