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The K-12 learning environment has moved beyond the physical walls of the classroom thanks to behavioral shifts and digital connectivity. However, robust and speedy network services that are designed to keep student and faculty data secure come with a price tag. The cost of ongoing connectivity and keeping networks secure is a constant barrier for most school districts, but thankfully, the E-rate program gives them an opportunity to do just that. Take a look at the graphic below to see how the classroom environment has evolved, the threats... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Aug 18, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
As reliance on technology continues to grow, and students inevitably require greater access to web assets, schools have been keeping up by incorporating programs that allow for more devices and a more web-focused curriculum. While it’s important to provide these services, between paying for internet access and securing the network, they typically come at a great cost. To mitigate these costs, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its subsidiary, the Universal Services Administrative Committee (USAC), implemented the E-rate program,... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
For US schools and libraries, this is a big deal (and big business for resellers). The first quarter of the year is E-rate season for public schools and libraries in the US. E-rate is a federal reimbursement program run by the FCC designed to help bridge the “digital divide” for schools and libraries with higher proportions of low-income students and patrons and those in rural areas providing substantial funding for Internet access and network infrastructure. The poorest institutions and those with the least access to cost-effective... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Jan 19, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  May 17, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  Apr 26, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  Feb 01, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Happy Saturday! The week is finally coming to an end and in an effort to make the game of catch-up a little easier on you, we have collected some of the biggest news stories right here. The FCC's Net Neutrality suit has been shot down in a court of appeals This is big deal, to say the least. Not only does this ruling hold some significant implications for the future of how we access media over the internet, it also means we will have less control over the channel all together. The Verge wrote a very frank article on the topic here. Amazon... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Jan 18, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Vulnerabilities and more vulnerabilities plagued the security landscape the week of April 30-May 5. Adobe patched a major Flash flaw, while security experts warned of gaping holes in PHP. Meanwhile, it appears that Intel is going to do something with its McAfee purchase after all. Here's a look at this week in security. Adobe Patches Critical Flaw: Adobe released a patch last week for a critical Flash vulnerability pivotal in targeted attacks that exploit a vulnerable version of Flash on Windows running the Internet Explorer Web browser. Altogether,... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  May 08, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends