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  • New Castle SD Converts Old Netbooks to Thin Clients

    New Castle School District in Indiana has cut costs and improved the user experience by repurposing its old netbooks as thin clients rather than buying new thin clients.

  • Microsoft Beefs Up Azure

    Determined to set his company's cloud platform apart from the competition, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella called a press event in San Francisco to unveil several upgrades for Azure, including beefed up virtual machines and storage and a marketplace where cloud-based providers can promote their services.

  • Data Quality Campaign Releases Policy Brief on Student Data Collection

    'Student Data Collection, Access, and Storage: Separating Fact from Fiction' is designed to clear up misconceptions and offer guidance to educational leaders.

  • CENIC Offers Infrastructure-as-a-Service Tools

    The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California now offers a suite of infrastructure-as-a-service cloud services for member institutions in California's research and education community, eliminating the need to conduct local procurement processes for these services.

  • SunGard Introduces 6 New Web Forms for HR Software

    Software company SunGard is updating its financial and HR program, BusinessPLUS, with new forms to help districts manage a host of administrative-related tasks, such as staff travel, expenses, and vacation time.

  • Samsung Unveils Intel-Powered Chromebook 2

    Samsung has debuted a new Chromebook 2 model that offers speeds of up to 2.58 GHz and sports an 11.6-inch HD display.

  • Maryland District Adds 7,500 Solar Panels

    Maryland's Cecil County Public Schools is installing a 2.5-megawatt solar photovoltaic project designed to meet approximately 92 percent of the district's energy needs.


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