Joe Annibale, superintendent of Union Beach School District, remembers getting the call one Monday night last October. The custodians reported to him that the lone school in the district was taking on water. And not just water: Hurricane Sandy had engulfed this community of 6,245 people with a slushy cocktail of street runoff, sewage, and salt water, like a scene "out of the Titanic."
- By Dian Schaffhauser
According to its CEO, HP is becoming a tablet and smartphone company; PCs are becoming small potatoes. And T-Mobile has disrupted the telcos' pricing scheme -- big time! Brace yourselves: price wars for mobile devices are soon to follow. Yes folks, the Age of Mobilism is definitely upon us and big changes are afoot! This is all good news for K-12.
- By Elliot Soloway, Cathie Norris
PostgreSQL's developers are strongly urging users of version 9.x to upgrade their software "immediately."
Bradford Central School District in New York has implemented a clientless remote desktop protocol solution that lets teachers and students access Windows applications on their school-owned Chromebooks and other devices.
Entire counties and states are moving away from locally hosted e-mail and document-sharing software. The big question they have to answer: Google Apps or Microsoft Office 365?
ASCI Connect has launched a new cloud-based network monitoring and reporting service, Network Monitoring Centre, which is designed to provide visibility into network traffic from a single dashboard interface.
Cloud-based software is often touted as the easiest way to collaborate online. But now, two information technology centers in Ohio are collaborating to maintain the infrastructure of the cloud itself.
Worldwide IT spending grew to $3.618 trillion last year and is projected to increase by about $150 billion per year through 2014, when it will come just shy of $4 trillion.
Hall County School District in Gainesville, GA, will deploy a 10 Gbps private wide area network to connect its 41 locations.
Google is launching a new pilot that will tap unused portions of the TV spectrum to provide wireless broadband to 10 schools in South Africa. The test follows an earlier, smaller pilot in the United States back in 2010 in Ohio that involved a single hospital.