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Wyebot Launches WiFi Network Solution Platform

The company’s Wireless Intelligence Platform uses artificial intelligence identify potential WiFi connection threats and actionable steps to optimize performance.

InterVision Acquires Fotis Networks

InterVision, a strategic IT service provider, is strengthening its consulting business through the acquisition of Fotis Networks.

Baking Interoperability Functions into Classroom Management Tools

CoSN’s new resource provides schools with language to incorporate interoperability into RFPs to ensure that system connectivity is a key component of all bids to develop and build new management platforms for educators.

DNS Filtering Service Expands to Off Campus Users

The DNSWatchGO solution from WatchGuard Technologies alerts educators about real-time phishing attempts and protect them against malicious websites on- and off-school premises.

Interactive Tool to Compare Academic Achievement Nationwide Debuts

The Educational Opportunity Project at Stanford University is introducing an interactive interface to show schools, districts and counties compare against the national average in three measures of academic performance. The interactive data tool provides the public with information on test scores and learning rates broken down by race, gender and family income rates that can be shared as charts, maps and download PDFs.

Google Adds Analytics Tool to Track G Suite Usage

Google is introducing a new analytics offering that allows G Suite for Education administrators to get insights into how different Google solutions are being utilized within their organizations.

School Districts Upgrade to WiFi 6

Hamilton Southeastern Schools and Octorara Area School District are two early adopters of WiFi 6 hardware to improve their wireless network capabilities.

District Pays Cyber Ransom as Business Decision

A New York school district superintendent has gone public with some of the details of a ransom his school system paid earlier this summer to regain access to school systems. Rockville Schools and its insurance company paid $88,000 in bitcoin through a third-party negotiator. The original ransomware demand was for $176,000, according to Superintendent William Johnson.

Oracle Debuts Computer Science Education Resources

The Oracle Academy Cloud Program will give students, schools and higher education institutions access to workshops, product discounts and other resources focused on computer science.

After Ransomware Attack, District Hopes to Mandate Security Awareness

An Illinois school district is working "around the clock" to bring its network back up after a ransomware attack. The problems struck Rockford Public School District 205 on Sept. 6, 2019, during the same week its 28,000 students returned to the classroom.

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