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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.

Barracuda Updates NG Firewall

Barracuda Networks has released the latest version of NG Firewall with new and updated features designed to simplify setup, administration and management for K-12 and higher education networks.

Calhoun County Schools Outsources Wi-Fi

Calhoun County Schools in Alabama has implemented a district-wide high speed wireless network to support its bring-your-own-device initiative.

Wireless Screen-Mirroring Tool Reflector Now Accepts Google Cast Connections

Formerly an AirPlay-only receiver, Reflector can now connect to Android devices and Chromebooks, allowing teachers and students to share their screens to a computer connected to a projector.

LifeJourney, Cyber Innovation Center Partner on Cyber-Infused Teacher PD

LifeJourney and The Cyber Innovation Center have partnered to release The Cyber Teacher, a cloud-based professional development and certification program designed to include cybersecurity material and IT skills in high school teacher training.

LAUSD 'Extremely Dissatisfied' with Pearson and Apple, Demands Refund

The story of Los Angeles Unified School District's beleaguered $1.3 billion 1-to-1 iPad program has taken a new twist: The district is now demanding a refund from Apple and has told the company it will not spend any more money on the Pearson software installed on the devices.

Baltimore County Schools Upgrades Network To Support Mobile Learning

Baltimore County Public Schools has implemented a new wireless network districtwide to support its mobile learning objectives.

3 Reasons Chromebooks Are Shining in Education

For districts looking to get the most bang for their ed tech buck, devices that fall somewhere between tablets and traditional laptops can be just the right fit.

Washington, Oregon Districts Add Fiber Networks

Pasco School District in Washington state is replacing its existing one-gigabit Internet service with a 20-gigabit fiber optic network to provide ultra-high speed Internet service to its 24 school district facilities.

5 Key Ways To Stretch Your Tech Budget

Chet Bembenek, technology manager for a small district in Wisconsin, shares his tips for making the most of the typically limited technology budgets schools have to work with.