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Saisei Debuts Net Neutrality in a Box

Saisei, a company that develops network analysis and control software, has introduced Net-Neutrality-in-a-Virtual-Box, a simplified version of its FlowCommand network performance enforcement software.

Xamarin Expands Free Program for Student Developers

Xamarin, a mobile development platform for building, testing and monitoring applications on multiple operating systems, has expanded its Xamarin for Students program and joined the Microsoft Imagine program for student developers.

All-in-One Service Caters to Schools Needing Wi-Fi Networks

A telecom and business communications company has released a new set of services intended to provide schools and districts with access to wireless technology.

Aerohive Updates HiveManager with Simplified On-Boarding, Troubleshooting

Aerohive Networks has released a new version of its cloud-enabled network management system, HiveManager Next Generation.

4 Super Sustainability Apps for Students

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of the best apps to teach students about sustainability, biodiversity and ecosystems.

California District Chooses Zero Clients for Labs

A California school system will shortly deploy a final wave of new "zero client" displays in its computer labs to replace legacy computing equipment.

FCC Seeks Comment on What 'Emergency' Means for School Mass Notifications

Can schools and colleges consider every mass notification they send out an "emergency?" That's the question at the heart of a request filed with the Federal Communications Commission by Blackboard.

Barracuda MDM Now Supports Android Operating Systems

Barracuda Mobile Device Manager allows users to configure, manage and monitor Android devices from one centralized portal.

Microsoft Launches Azure for Student Developers

Microsoft has released Microsoft Azure for student developers, a free version of the company's development tool for Web sites and Web apps.

3 of 10 District IT Leaders Report Full Readiness for Online Assessments

This year's top priorities among IT leadership in K-12 are assessment readiness, wireless access and mobile learning, in that order. Those are the same priorities as last year, with the difference that wireless beat out mobile learning. Those and a number of other findings surfaced during this year's K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a professional association for school and district IT leaders.