When Tim Peltz took over directorship of Information Systems for the Racine Unified School District in Wisconsin five years ago, Racine had a multitude of computing devices with the typical district mix: some that were 15 years old, some that were brand new, and a whole bunch in between.
Lamar Consolidated Independent School District in the greater Houston area will provide students in a pre-kindergarten summer program with laptops and school-managed WiFi hotspots to access online educational content.
Booneville School District in Mississippi has implemented Chromebooks and iPad Minis for all 1,300 K-12 students and 90 teachers, along with new wireless infrastructure to support the devices.
Palm Beach County School District has implemented a new wireless network across all 185 schools and 13 other facilities to support 1-to-1 learning initiatives and the state's mandated switch to e-textbooks.
Aerohive Networks has introduced a new 802.11ac gigabit Wi-Fi access point that it's touting as an economical option for organizations that want to upgrade to to the standard but have been concerned about cost and power requirements.
Santa Fe Public Schools (SFPS) has replaced the conventional copper-based local area network (LAN) at one elementary school with a new fiber optic LAN and plans to upgrade six more schools before the 2014-15 school year.
With more and more students using mobile devices for learning, districts are finding creative ways to provide enough bandwidth for everyone to do their work outside of school.
The mobile security solution combines traditional MDM (such as data loss prevention) with Web and mobile malware protection, reporting and directory-based user authentication.
- By Christopher Piehler
When it comes to software-defined networking and network functions virtualization solutions, almost all enterprise-level organizations prefer open source solutions, but three quarters of them want those open source solutions to come from commercial vendors, according to a new report from the OpenDaylight Project.
The leaders of the United States Conference of Mayors has sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission urging E-rate reform.