Cloud Computing & SaaS

How Virtualization Makes BYOD a Viable Alternative to 1-to-1

Educational IT leaders should not be “trying to do the same thing you’ve always done for less money,” but instead “doing something you can’t do any other way,” according to Doug Meade, the director of information technology at York County School Division (VA).

Amazon Launches Free AWS Service for Educators and Students

Amazon Web Services today debuted AWS Educate, a free service for educators and students that aims to prepare IT pros and developers for the cloud workforce.

Tech Leaders From Three Universities Share Their Experiences With Virtual Application Management

In a session at the Citrix Synergy conference in Orlando, FL, tech leaders from the universities of Central Florida, South Florida and Florida shared the stage to present the lessons they have learned while rolling out and maintaining virtual application management.

Report: Cloud IT Infrastructure Set To Grow 21 Percent in 2015

Total IT cloud infrastructure spending will grow 21 percent over the course of 2015 to reach $32 billion in the United States, or about a third of all IT infrastructure spending, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp.

Dassault Pushes Cloud-Based Academic Version of 3D Design Platform to Forefront

Dassault Systèmes, a 3D design company with an extensive program for schools, has made 3DEXPERIENCE broadly available in the cloud for academic use.

Report: CIOs Should Give Cloud Solutions More Consideration

Cloud solutions have matured enough to be a viable option for many IT projects, but few CIOs are giving them the consideration they may deserve, according to a new survey from Gartner.

Dell Unveils Cloud Access Manager 8, Adds Security Analytics Engine

Dell has released the latest version of its Web-access management system, Cloud Access Manager 8, which offers features designed to help organizations control Web-based and mobile application activities and provide secure access for visitors and personal devices.

Acer Revs Chromebox Line, Adds 4K Support, Dual-Core i3 CPUs

Acer is expanding its line of its Chromebox devices, which, like Chromebooks, run on Google's Chrome OS. Unlike Chromebooks, they come in a desktop form factor (somewhat resembling an external hard drive enclosure).

Report: K-12 Cloud Market Matured, Financial Models Need Improvement

K-12 schools deliver more IT services totally or partially through the cloud, at an average of 42 percent of total IT services, than enterprise in general, which delivers 35 percent of IT services via the cloud, according to a new report from CDW. Despite the widespread use of cloud services, however, models of their financial impact are often inaccurate.

TabPilot Offers Tablet Manager for Free to iPad Schools

Public and private K-12 schools with 25 or more iPads can use the system for free in exchange for feedback on their user experience.