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Prioritizing Privacy: Managing Tracking Technologies

All tracking technologies have privacy implications. Whether those implications would be problematic for your school system often depends on what third parties are used to perform those functions, how they are configured and if the user is an adult or a student.

IL School District Turns to Subscription Model for Business Intelligence

An Illinois school district has tapped into "big data" analytics through a subscription model to help improve student outcomes. Meridian School District #223 is working with Qlik Analytics from the Copley Consulting Group.

2018 THE Journal Readers’ Choice Awards

For our fourth-annual Readers’ Choice Awards, more than 1,000 education technology professionals weighed in on their favorite technologies, from instructional technology to security and privacy tools, from mobile devices to projectors, from games to multimedia authoring tools.

Gartner Tech Trends for 2019 Include Immersive Experiences, Autonomous Things and Blockchain

IT analyst firm Gartner has named its top 10 trends for 2019, and the "immersive user experience" is on the list, alongside blockchain, quantum computing and seven other drivers influencing how we interact with the world. The annual trend list covers breakout tech with broad impact and tech that could reach a tipping point in the near future.

Two-Thirds of Phishing Emails in Ed Use 'Attached Invoice' Ploy

The most common form of phishing email in education tends to include an attached invoice; 66 percent of hacker attempts use the attached invoice ploy to get unwary recipients to click on an infected link; another 28 percent use a payment notification scheme; and 6 percent try online order tricks.

AWS Hardware Appliance Connects On-Premises Apps to AWS Storage Services

Amazon Web Services has put its Storage Gateway — for connecting on-premises applications to AWS storage services — into a hardware appliance.

VMware Rolls Out Workstation 15 and Fusion 11

VMware has released major updates to its virtual platforms VMware Workstation 15 and VMware Fusion 11.

Microsoft, Azul Partnership Brings Java to Azure

Azul Systems and Microsoft announced a new partnership that will allow Java developers on Azure and Azure Stack to build and run production Java applications using the commercially supported edition of Azul's flagship Java runtime, Zulu Enterprise.

JDK 11 Adds Support for TLS 1.3 and HTTP/2

Java 11 is here. With the latest JDK release release come several developer productivity enhancements, along with new support for modern cryptographic and Internet standards, including TLS 1.3 and HTTP/2.

Versa, Mode Team for Software-Defined WAN, SD-CORE Integration

Established software-defined wide-area-network (SD-WAN) vendor Versa Networks is teaming up with software-defined core network (SD-CORE) startup Mode for a new take on enterprise networking.

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