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The school in the remote town of Assin Foso, Ghana, might be the last place you’d expect to find a videoconferencing system—for one, there’s no broadband service—but there it is. The story of how it got there is worth reading for any technology manager faced with projects such as setting up a videoconferencing system on short notice because a science teacher landed a virtual interview with an astronaut.

BYOD in Schools: Bridging or Expanding the Digital Divide?

Bring your own device (BYOD) is one of the fastest-growing trends in the enterprise and higher ed for a variety of reasons. For example, companies with a limited IT budget sometimes use BYOD to leverage the productivity benefits of the latest and greatest smartphones and tablets without having to buy them. In that sense, BYOD democratizes mobile technologies by making them available to more organizations.

Is Cloud Storage Compromising Your School's Security?

Most faculty are well aware of the free and low-cost storage and sharing services like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Sky Drive, and others, and are inclined to make use of them in their day-to-day work. These services provide a simple way to share with colleagues everything from course materials to exams to research and lab notes. Since they're free and easy to use, why not take advantage of them?

Will Too Much Diversity Stifle 3D?

 Like it or loathe it, 3D video is going to be hard to avoid at InfoComm 09. Even before the show has begun, the prospects for 3D were among the topics under discussion at Insight Media’s Projection Summit – the traditional curtain-raiser conference at which industry leaders discuss emerging video technologies and their likely impact on the way integrators do business.