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  • Oracle Outlines Sun Integration Plan

    With its acquisition of Sun Microsystems completed, Oracle Wednesday laid out its plans for integrating Sun's software and hardware systems into its own product lineup.More

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  • Apple's iPad: The Future of Mobile Computing in Education?

    Educators managing mobile programs expressed excitement for the prospects offered by the iPad, Apple's much anticipated hybrid device. Some predicted that the new device will prove attractive as an e-book reader for textbooks, while others predicted that the iPad will become a strong education device because of its interactivity and its ability to use converged media.More
  • Rochester Institute of Technology Ramps Up Streaming Video

    Rochester Institute of Technology in New York has installed a new wireless network in an effort to beef up access to collaborative technologies and to distribute educational materials and replays of major campus events. For the deployment, RIT used Cisco 802.11n wireless gear and Cisco VideoStream. More
  • SUNY Potsdam Commences Phased Rollout of UC/UM Services

    The State University of New York in Potsdam has adopted a new mail and call application from Voice Mobility International. SUNY Potsdam has migrated about 5,000 mailboxes and caller application mailboxes from its legacy Octel 250 to the Voice Mobility UCN 250. The migration required no change to the user interface.More
  • Oracle Plans To Take on Microsoft Office

    With its acquisition of Sun Microsystems complete, Oracle intends to go after Microsoft's lucrative Office franchise, the company revealed yesterday. While Oracle had been quiet about its intentions for supporting Sun OpenOffice, the company disclosed plans for a forthcoming upgrade called Oracle Cloud Office during a five-hour briefing at its Redwood Shores, CA headquarters.More
  • Apple Launches iPad Mobile Tablet

    As anticipated, Apple formally unveiled its new mobile device, the $499 iPad, Wednesday, heralding the company's entry into the space currently dominated by netbooks and its first serious move into the category of electronic book readers.More
  • Infinite Campus Partners with Vanco Services for Payment Processing

    Starting this summer, Infinite Campus, which sells a multitude of applications for K-12 administration, will be adding electronic payment processing to its online registration program through an alliance with Vanco Services. Vanco is a Payment Card Industry (PCI) service provider that offers electronic payment processing for recurring and one-time transactions.More