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CoSN Survey: Schools Need More Broadband; E-Rate Needs More Funding

Almost every single district in the country expects to need additional Internet bandwidth and connectivity over the next 36 months as the Common Core and high-stakes assessments come online and more schools introduce BYOD and digital curriculum, according to a new report from the Consortium for School Networking

Seagate Unveils Kinetic Open Storage Platform

Seagate Technology has unveiled its new Kinetic Open Storage platform, a 2.3 petabyte storage system of hard drives connected over Ethernet.

Alabama District Taps Wireless Mesh, Differentiated Instruction as Part of 1-to-1 Initiative

A rural district in Alabama is promoting its use of a city-wide wireless mesh network and a tool for differentiated instruction as part of a 1-to-1-program that began in 2010.

Akitio Releases Bus-Powered 512 GB Thunderbolt SSD

Akitio has released a bus-powered, external 512 GB solid state Thunderbolt storage system and a dual-interface storage system that supports both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt.

Dell Unveils PowerEdge VRTX Converged IT Solution for Schools

Dell has launched the PowerEdge VRTX, a new integrated server, storage, network, and management solution designed for K-12 school systems.

ExamSoft Adds Assessment Rubrics

ExamSoft will launch a rubrics assessment platform in spring 2014 for its entire suite of software.

Free OS X Update Brings Desktop Access to iBooks Library

Apple has released a major update to OS X, Mavericks, which is available as a free upgrade via the Mac App Store.

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Free for Students Beginning Dec. 1

Microsoft is making Office 365 ProPlus — the edition of Office that includes the desktop applications — free for students beginning Dec. 1.

Bradford Adds Hyper-V Server 2012 Support in Network Sentry 6.2

Bradford Networks has unveiled Network Sentry 6.2, adding support for Microsoft Hyper-V Server and integration with MaaS360 mobile device management.

Australian Catholic Education Office Deploys 802.11ac Wireless Network in 39 Secondary Schools

The Australian Catholic Education Office, Sydney has implemented a new wireless network using the latest technology, 802.11ac, at 39 secondary schools in Sydney.

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