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Adtran Debuts Ethernet Switch for VoIP over Legacy Cable

Adtran, a provider of networking and communications equipment, has released the NetVanta 1235P Ethernet Switch with ActivReach, designed specifically for voice applications.

Philly School Swapping Macs for Chromebooks, Opening Center of Excellence in Learning with Dell

A high school in Philadelphia is in the process of moving its students off Mac laptops and onto Chromebooks -- and has received a $620,000 grant from Dell to help launch a new Center of Excellence in Learning.

UK School Upgrades WiFi To Support 1-to-1 iPad Initiative and BYOD

The Duston School in Northamptonshire, England has upgraded its wireless network to support its bring-your-own-device and Apple iPad 1-to-1 initiatives.

Concerns over Student Data Privacy Widespread Among Americans

A new national poll released today shows that the vast majority of Americans have concerns about student data privacy and the potential use of such data for commercial purposes.

Report: Schools Still Swatting Anonymous Proxy Usage

Schools are still struggling to stay ahead of anonymous proxy activity, with two in five spending more time dealing with them now than they did a year ago, according to a new survey of 250 IT professionals in the United States and United Kingdom. About two-thirds of IT organizations identify and block access to new proxy sites within a few hours, but a third take a few days or a week or more to do the same.

10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have

We surveyed educators around the country to get a snapshot of the key tech competencies in 2014.

Virtualizing Buffalo

Buffalo Public Schools CTO Sanjay Gilani and Director of Instructional Technology William Russo explain how desktop virtualization, implemented this school year, is allowing IT to provide around-the-clock access to learning resources and to help the district prepare for Common Core assessments.

SQL Server Recovery Tool Allows Users To Preview Fixes Before Buying

DataNumen has released DataNumen SQL Recovery version 2.1, a Windows program that repairs problem MDF and NDF files created by Microsoft SQL Server and similar software products.

Mississippi School Implements Hosted Wi-Fi, Fiber-Based Internet

Jackson Preparatory School in Mississippi has upgraded its wireless network to a hosted solution to improve coverage and capacity throughout the school, and it has implemented a fiber-optic Internet connection for faster speeds.

Microsoft Calls for Student Privacy Commitment from Cloud Industry

In a week of heated rhetoric over student privacy, Microsoft has issued a call to industry to commit to protecting student data, at least as it pertains to student data in the cloud.

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