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President Obama Reveals Initiative To Connect 99 Percent of Students to High-Speed Broadband Within 5 Years

President Barack Obama has announced the ConnectED initiative to build high-speed digital connections to the country's schools and libraries. The initiative aims to connect 99 percent of students to high-speed Internet within five years.

Sharing the Cloud in Illinois

Rather than making do with cloud-computing solutions that weren't created for the education environment, the state of Illinois has developed its own cooperative, education-driven cloud.

Florida School District Deploys District Wide Wireless LAN

Hillsborough County Public Schools has begun implementation of a district-wide wireless local area network to support the growing number of wireless devices in use by students, faculty, and staff.

Adaptiva Revs IT Systems Management Software Suite

Adaptiva has launched a new edition of its IT Systems Management Software Suite for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, which is designed to help IT administrators streamline the network management process.

Missouri School District Upgrades Fiber Optic Network to 10 Gbps

Fort Osage School District in Missouri will upgrade its fiber optic network to connect all district facilities with 10 Gbps of bandwidth.

Florida District Accelerates SQL Server Apps for Online Testing

Collier County Public Schools in Florida has replaced its traditional disk-based storage area network (SAN) equipment with flash memory arrays that speed up its SQL Server applications while reducing costs.

Devon IT's Ceptor Converts HDMI Displays into Zero Client Devices

Devon IT has unveiled Ceptor, an ultra-compact device that converts any HDMI-capable monitor or TV into an interactive zero client.

EnGenius Offers Free Wireless Network Equipment for Qualifying Educational Institutions

EnGenius Technologies, a provider of long-range wireless voice and data solutions, has launched a free product trial promotion for qualifying private and public K-12 schools, colleges, and universities in the United States.

Report: 85 Percent of Educational Institutions Allow BYOD, Yet Security Lags Behind

Eighty-five percent of educational institutions allow instructors or students to use their own devices on institutional networks according to a new survey from Bradford Networks.

Apple Under Pressure in Tablet Market as Samsung, Microsoft, ASUS Head Upward

Even as Apple's iPad shipments surge worldwide, its dominance of the tablet market is less secure than it once was. In the first quarter of 2013, its market share dipped just below 40 percent, as Samsung, ASUS, and Microsoft moved upward.

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