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Kentucky offers cloud-based software to 700,000 school users
Kentucky offers cloud-based software to 700,000 school users

In what state officials are calling one of the largest and fastest-ever deployments of cloud computing in the world, the Kentucky Department of Education has chosen Microsoft’s Live@edu service to…


Six technologies soon to affect education
Six technologies soon to affect education

Cloud computing and collaborative learning environments are set to take hold in K-12 schools in the very near future, with mobile devices, game-based learning, and other education technologies to follow…


Schools beef up security for web applications
Schools beef up security for web applications

K-12 schools and colleges are adding extra layers of security to web applications that are being used for everything from eMail service to group assignments. The extra security is particularly…


Viewpoint: The future of education lies in the cloud
Viewpoint: The future of education lies in the cloud

Calls to improve K-12 education are routine. Business leaders, educators, and other stakeholders demand that our children acquire the knowledge and skills needed to grow our rapidly evolving economy. Yet,…


Microsoft calls for cloud-computing regulations
Microsoft calls for cloud-computing regulations

A Microsoft official argued Jan. 13 that the U.S. Congress should create rules and regulations for cloud computing, a burgeoning technology that has gained traction among schools and colleges.


Cloud computing envelops EDUCAUSE talk

The 2009 EDUCAUSE higher-education technology conference in Denver Nov. 3-6 saw campus IT administrators present ways to preserve technology budgets during an economic downturn that has devastated many institutions' operating…


‘Storm computing’ gathers just beyond the cloud

Renowned futurist George Gilder first discussed cloud computing with colleagues nearly 20 years ago. Now, Gilder is looking beyond the cloud and predicting a new kind of network that could…


Low-cost presentations powered by the cloud

College professors and students now can give presentations using the power of cloud computing, while possibly saving thousands of dollars compared to other online presentation services. Key words: Slidelive, online…


Subscription-based cloud helps Pike County extend computers to more students

Through a subscription-based cloud-computing model, Kentucky's Pike County Schools brought its student-to-computer ratio down to 2 to 1 without spending millions of dollars. Key words: cloud-computing, student-to-computer ratio


630 servers, one machine: Cloud computing on a mainframe

An upstate New York college sees great economic advantage by running cloud computing on a mainframe. Key words: cloud computing, higher education cloud computing