T.H.E. News Update :: September 24, 2008

News & Issues

Education Technology Spending To Top $56 Billion by 2012

In the United States, IT spending in education will reach $47.7 billion by the end of this year and is expected to top $56 billion by 2012, according to a new report from Compass Intelligence, an IT consultancy and market research firm. This growth in education--both K-12 and higher ed--is being fueled in particular by expenditures in telecommunications, collaborative technologies, and outsourced IT services.

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HP Debuts Hardware, Software To Support VMware Environments

At this year's VMworld, HP announced a series of new offerings designed to help organizations simplify the implementation and management of VMware-based virtual environments.

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LaCie To Ship 6 TB Desktop RAID

LaCie has introduced a new four-bay RAID that supports capacities up to 6 TB. Designed for desktop storage, the new 4big Quadra array will be available in 2 TB, 4 TB, and 6 TB configurations with support for RAID 0 and RAID 5 configurations.

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ExamWeb, Wiley Launch AP/SAT Prep Site

ExamWeb has announced the launch of CliffsNotes TestSuccess in partnership with Wiley Publishing. The new online tool is designed to help students prepare for the Advanced Placement and Scholastic Assessment Test exams.

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VMware Launches vClient, Aims To Create Desktops That Follow Users Anywhere

In an announcement at VMworld last week, VMware unveiled plans to deliver a portfolio of solutions intended to turn virtualized desktops into "universal clients." The initiative, dubbed vClient, begins with a series of products called VMware View.

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IBM Releases Virtual Storage Optimizer

IBM has unveiled a new storage solution designed to help organizations take advantage of cloud computing technology in order to significantly reduce their virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) storage needs.

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Microsoft To Expand Security Lifecycle Expertise

Microsoft is crossing the aisles to see the security process through from start to finish--not just internally, but for outside software developers too. The company plans to export its Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) process to a greater extent by releasing tools and support to IT pros later this fall, Redmond said last week.

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Texas District Deploys Emergency Response System

Joshua Independent School District in Texas is rolling out a new emergency communications system across its campuses. The deployment is aimed specifically at addressing emergency situations by providing first responders with school information.

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T.H.E. Journal is currently looking for the following types of articles for future issues and for our eNewsletter, T.H.E. SmartClassroom:

  • School Perspectives -- discuss a specific topic, trend, or concern about education technology.
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If you have a potential article, or questions about the above topics, please e-mail editorial@thejournal.com

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