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Xirrus Unveils Dual-Radio 802.11ac Access Point for $775

Xirrus has unveiled what it described as the lowest cost 802.11ac access point designed for enterprise, the $775 dual-radio Xirrus XR-620 AP.

Researchers Recommend Data Shuffling Technique To Secure Cloud Activity

Some university researchers have developed a data shuffling technique that aims to improve security of data stored in the cloud by hiding usage patterns, which can be analyzed to reveal secret information.

Utility Allows Authentication via Google Apps for Ed

Milton Security Group, a provider of products for managing devices in a bring-your-own-device environment, has developed a network access control utility that allows an external login through Google Apps for Education to be used for authentication of each device and user.

Sony, Panasonic Reveal 1 TB Archival Optical Disc Roadmap

Sony and Panasonic have revealed their latest disc-based storage roadmap, with 300 GB and larger Archival Disc media set to ship beginning next year.

CoSN Issues Guidelines for Designing Optimal Education Network

A professional association of K-12 IT leaders has defined the specifications for a district network that can keep up with current and future instructional and learning requirements.

FCC Looks To Boost Broadband Support for Schools as It Reviews E-Rate Modernization

The Federal Communications Commission is seeking comment on changes to the E-rate program that are likely to go into effect next year.

Infinitely Virtual Intros Cloud Hosting Plan for Education

Cloud server provider Infinitely Virtual today announced Virtual Terminal Server — Standard, the first of what will eventually be four cloud hosting plans for the education market.

PCs See 'Most Severe Contraction on Record'

The PC market tanked last year, but not quite as badly as expected. Overall PC shipments fell 9.8 percent in 2103, slightly better than the 10.1 percent decline previously forecast by market research firm IDC.

Forecast: Billions Will Have High-Speed Mobile Broadband Within 5 Years

High-speed mobile broadband is poised to explode within the next five years. According to a new forecast, by 2019, subscriptions to LTE and LTE-Advanced will reach into the billions.

EducationSuperHighway Responds to E-rate Data Collection Concerns from Superintendents Association

Advocacy group EducationSuperHighway is refuting claims made by the School Superintendents Association and the Association of Educational Service Agencies that its data collection initiative might be detrimental to districts' E-rate applications. The two groups warned members yesterday that use of ESH's Item 21 Portal might slow down the processing of their applications or make use of private data in unforeseen ways.

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