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The latest developments in hardware and infrastructure technologies in K-12. 


The Key Factors That Make Ed Tech Implementations Successful

Help your customers see the big picture beyond devices and infrastructure, and you will help them achieve success with your solution.

IDC Sounds off on Tablet Market Share in Education

Tim Cook's announcement that 94 percent of all tablets in education were iPads raised more than a few eyebrows. But is there more to this story? Read on to find out.

New Jersey College Adopts Cloud-Based Phone System

Cumberland County College has dropped its traditional phone system and switched to a cloud-based communications system.

Printed sign: Reform e-rate now!

E-Rate Reform Is 'Going to Happen.' But How?

The first steps toward comprehensive E-Rate reform have already been taken. What should schools expect?

A Small District's Journey to 1-to-1

An instructional technologist tells the story of how Edenton-Chowan Public Schools (NC) have started down the road to a 1-to-1 environment, and how their initiative has improved teaching and learning.

The Search for Sustainability

Project RED's Tom Greaves explains how you can help districts achieve the sustainability they seek and improve sales in the process.

PCs See Longest Sustained Decline in History

Year-over-year shipments of PCs fell off worldwide for the fifth consecutive quarter, the longest sustained decline in the history of personal computing. And the picture might have been even more bleak had it not been for the relative strength of the professional market.

Sharing the Cloud in Illinois

Rather than making do with cloud-computing solutions that weren't created for the education environment, the state of Illinois has developed its own cooperative, education-driven cloud.

Georgia District Refreshes Computers Systemwide in Preparation for Common Core

Troup County School System in Georgia has deployed new laptops and desktop computers at all 20 of its schools. According to a news release, the new computers are intended to help the district's students and teachers prepare to meet Common Core State Standards.

Belkin Designs Mobile Device Charging Station for K-12 Environments

Station stores and charges up to 10 tablets, notebooks, and e-readers, simultaneously.

In the Wake of Superstorms, Keeping School Data Safe

Keeping school data safe requires an evolving strategy that's equal parts paranoia, smart use of newer technologies, and taking the pain and turning it into gain.

New Jersey District Launches 1:1 Deployment with 5,000 Laptops

In an effort to bridge the digital divide, Passaic City Public Schools will begin a phased deployment for a district-wide 1:1 computing program by distributing 5,000 laptops to all students in grades 7-12.

One-to-One Laptop Project Launched in Seven Charlotte Schools

A collaborative effort between One Laptop per Child and Project LIFT has delivered 2,000 laptops to seven schools in North Carolina's Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District, with support from the Knight Foundation, who brought together and funded the project.

Ace Computers Launches Micro Desktop Computers for Schools

Ace Computers has launched a new micro desktop computer, the Vision Pico NUC, designed to help schools save classroom space, reduce technology theft, and save money.

Lenovo Unveils New Chromebook for Schools

Lenovo has unveiled a Chromebook version of its ThinkPad X131e laptop.

PCs See Further Decline as Windows 8 Fails To Drive Demand

The worldwide PC market saw a worse-than-expected decline in the fourth quarter, leading to the first holiday season drop in five years--6.4 percent--and a 12-month decline of 3.2 percent. The United States in particular experienced a more mild decline, but saw an even deeper drop of 7 percent for the year as a whole, according to new data.

Smart Devices Continue Surge, Hit New Record

More smart connected devices--desktops, laptops, tablets, and smart phones--shipped in the latest quarter than in any other quarter in history, topping 303.6 million units, growing 27.1 percent from the same period last year, according to a new analysis and forecast released by market research firm IDC. The strongest gains were seen by the three leading manufacturers: Samsung, Apple, and Lenovo.

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