T.H.E. IT Trends
An Electronic Newsletter for IT Professionals in K-12


  • Cutting Back on Server Sprawl

    When Barren County School District's IT team began exploring its server virtualization options three years ago, it had one clear goal in mind: to save money in an environment where funding was becoming scarcer by the minute.


IT News

  • Skype Community Comes to the Classroom

    Skype has launched a global community for educators called Skype in the classroom. The free service is focused on connecting teachers from around the world to collaborate on learning activities and share expertise and resources.

  • Arista Intros Energy-Efficient 10/40 GbE Switch for Clusters, Virtualization

    Arista Networks has rolled out its new 10/40 gigabit Ethernet data center switch, the Arista 7050 series. Delivering 1.28 terabits of switching performance at less than 2 watts per 10 GbE interface, the 7050 series is, according to the company, the most power-efficient 10/40 GbE switch on the market. It is optimized for Hadoop Clusters, VMware virtual machine farms, and other broad-ranging enterprise deployments.

  • Gridstore Refreshes NASg Grid Storage System

    Gridstore has debuted a new version of its network attached storage grid system, NASg 2.0.

  • CUNY, IBM To Help New York Schools Reduce Energy Consumption

    IBM and City University of New York have teamed up to develop a new analytics tool that's designed to help New York's public schools save on energy costs. The conservation program will also be used to give a boost to STEM education in the city's K-12 schools.