ARTICLES BY CHRISTINE KERN
“Bar Code” Device Uses Light Instead Of Wires In Optical Link
Engineers at Stanford have created a new algorithm that allows them to design and build a prism-like silicon structure that can bend light at right angles in order to transmit data faster and more efficiently via optical rather than electrical signals, according to Stanford Engineering article.
Solutions Providers, K-12 Schools Differ On Procurement
A study of education technology procurement demonstrates that solutions providers and district officials often have very different perspectives regarding who is calling the shots.
Education IT News For VARs — December 18, 2014
In news, Jefferson College reduced help desk tickets by adopting single sign-on, and new rules go into effect governing education companies’ contracts using federal funding.
Publishers Pressured To Adopt Interoperability Standards For Digital Educational Content
A handful of large school districts are threatening to boycott content vendors who do not adopt interoperability standards developed by the IMS Global Learning Consortium.
IP Video Growth Predicted To Surpass Other Segments Of Surveillance Market
A new market research report finds IP video surveillance is likely to surpass the analog system in 2014 as a result of advantages in terms of quality, scalability, and flexibility.
Study: 90% Use Mobile Devices For Work, 20% Receive Security Training For Them
A study shows some businesses engage in risky mobile behavior, with nearly 90 percent of survey respondents’ employees using mobile devices at work, despite less than one-quarter of them receiving mobile security training.
Government IT News For VARs — December 17, 2014
In news this week, the White House is looking for ways to strengthen cybersecurity without legislation, the Energy Department’s new app is powered by crowdsourcing, and the Turla Trojan has now been found on Linux systems
NIST Study Examines Use Of RFID For Forensic Evidence Management
RFID technology is widely used in manufacturing and other industries as a method of tracking and managing inventories.
SBA “Set-Aside Policy” Proposal Could Change Which VARs Are Eligible
A new revenue ceiling proposed by the Small Business Association (SBA) could significantly alter the landscape for IT resellers by excluding a large number of small businesses from the federal IT reseller market, according to the E-Commerce Times.
It’s Time To Sell “As-A-Service” To Government Agencies
According to E-commerce Times, IT solutions providers have started to sow the seeds to sell “convergence services” to federal agencies.