Featured Education Content

  1. Research Finds $30 Billion Wasted In U.S. On Unused Software

    Global organizations are wasting money on software that is not used, according to a new report from Software Lifecycle Automation company 1E. The report The Real Cost of Unused Software analyzed the results of a four-year study of more than 1,800 software titles deployed on 3.6 million desktops, in 129 enterprises, across 14 industries.

  2. Penn State Introduces EdTech Network, Plans Summit

    Penn State University announced the creation of the Ed Tech Network, part of President Eric Barron’s $30 million Invent Penn State initiative, designed to “leverage the University’s size and broad research strengths to be a driver for job creation, economic development and student career success.”

  3. Your Higher Ed IT Clients May Be Adopting Iris Scans Over ID Cards

    Biometrics is the emerging trend in identification and authentication, from fingerprint scanning to facial recognition.

  4. Looking For An Outdoor Hotspot Option For An IT Solution? Consider Smart Garbage Cans

    New York City may be converting solar-powered smart trash cans into Wi-Fi hotspots, particularly in under-served neighborhoods, according to Popular Science.

  5. How Your Education IT Clients Are Using Video

    Education is transforming. Brick-and-mortar classrooms open up to rich media content, subject matter experts, and to one another via technological and pedagogical trends of the past decade.

  6. RFID And Its Growing Importance To Your IT Clients

    Radio frequency identification (RFID) is set to revolutionize and reinvent the shopping experience, according to advisory firm KMPG.

  7. How Adding Digital Signage Increases Opportunities For VARs

    While digital signage may be prominent in areas like New York’s Times Square, it’s also used in markets and niches including education, hospitality, shopping malls and retail stores, hospitals, gyms and spas, houses of worship, and financial institutions. 

  8. Student Privacy Bills Would Limit Use Of Student Data

    Educational institutions — and the government — is concerned with protecting sensitive information of their students, and legislation regarding student information privacy has been emerging in the past year. Proposed regulations could help define how student data can be stored and used.

  9. Sensors Can Help Your IT Clients Fight Freight, Equipment Theft

    Electronic sensors are helping decrease cargo theft in freight, according to an article from Fleet Owner.

  10. What Are Parents’ Perceptions Of The IT Solutions You Provide To Schools?

    A survey published by Marketplace Learning Curve let parents weigh in on the impact of technology on the quality of education, and found that 71 percent of those polled think that the digital classroom is doing good things for their children.