Information Technology

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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.

TabPilot Offers Tablet Manager for Free to iPad Schools

Public and private K-12 schools with 25 or more iPads can use the system for free in exchange for feedback on their user experience.

Florida School Moves to Digital Crisis Management for Real Time Updates

Miami's Palmer Trinity School has adopted a new mobile safety platform that provides step-by-step instructions for 18 emergency response plans.

Alabama District Beefs up Tech with Chromebooks, iPad Minis

Alabama's Shelby County Schools are adopting Chromebooks and iPads in an effort to beef up technology options after upgrading its computer labs last year.

Texas District Adopts iPads, Digital Texts To Improve Outcomes, Feedback

Northside Intermediate School in Texas is replacing textbooks with digital books and iPads in an effort to improve learning outcomes and provide instant feedback.

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.

4 Awesome Arts Apps for Students of All Ages

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of the best arts apps for students.

California District Deploys 23,000 1-to-1 Devices, Works To Quell Parental Concerns

Manteca Unified School District in California is in the next phase of its $30 million project to outfit its 23,000 students with computers. In response to earlier parental concerns regarding the program, the district has held two seminars specifically to educate families about software usage and posted information on its site addressing the most common concerns.

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