Working with limited budgets and a seemingly endless pipeline of new technology tools, applications and equipment to test out and possibly implement, today's K-12 IT directors have a lot on their plates right now. Add Common Core State Standards and growth of mobile devices on campus to the equation and the task of balancing student and teacher needs with available resources becomes that much more daunting.
- By Bridget McCrea
Wireless infrastructure provider Ruckus Wireless today unveiled Ruckus Smart Positioning Technology, or SPoT, cloud-based location-aware tech that allows organizations to deliver location-based services over Ruckus Smart WiFi.
Google's Android operating system is on more than three-quarters of all smart phones that shipped in 2013, with Apple's iOS making up most of the remainder. However, Windows smart phones are beginning to see substantial growth, with 2013 shipments in the tens of millions.
Cloudpath Networks has introduced the XpressConnect Enrollment System 3.0, an automated device enablement (ADE) platform that combines secure device onboarding and certificate management.
Dell has introduced a new data center solution and thin client that support Windows Server 2012 R2 and vWorkspace.
Community Unit School District 308 in Illinois has implemented a data warehouse solution for data management, analytics and reports.
Florida's Dayspring Academy Middle School has launched a school-wide technology program with the help of a technology integration company.
Atlantis Computing, a developer of software-defined storage solutions, has released Atlantis ILIO USX (unified software-defined storage), which is designed for virtualized server workloads.
A non-profit organization that's working to help school districts create student portals to allow for the integration and reporting of data for school-related purposes has teamed up with two technology companies to ensure that the student records under its management are securely maintained.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Giffard Park Primary School in the United Kingdom has upgraded its wireless network to support the increasing number of mobile devices being used for digital learning inside and outside the classroom.