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  • Growing confidence in cloud security

    Cloud computing is blowing into 2013 on the winds of confidence, with IT professionals increasingly convinced that the security controls are adequate, but still very, very leery.

  • IPv6 boosts schools' on-net security

    Cyberbullying may be more of an operational issue in schools than the outside hacking that enterprises face, but opaque IPv4 network configurations are causing security issues for both groups as organisations struggle to enforce administrative policies by reliably matching IP addresses and user identities.

  • Perth school turns on interactive whiteboards

    Students at Hillside Christian College in Perth are now using a new interactive whiteboard solution won as part of a competition run by SPC and Goulburn Valley and Woolworths and supported by Panasonic Australia.

  • Sydney school marries Moodle with Live@edu

    Sydney grammar school Redlands has opted for the Cloud-based Live@edu e-mail system over an on-premise system and integrated the open source Moodle learning management system with it in the process.

  • MGM Wireless offers Cloud to schools

    IT services company MGM Wireless (ASX:MWR) has begun offering its student management systems as a Cloud-based solution in an attempt to increase availability of its solution.

  • St Laurence's makes a KACE for simplified support

    Plagued with budget restraints and constant limits on available skill sets, St Laurence’s College IT manager, Anthony Kennedy, was forced to look for a simplified systems management solution to replace the vast majority of the school's IT support infrastructure.

  • Australian schools flock to new internet management gateway

    The need for greater flexibility and striking a balance between privacy of students and a duty of care have been two of the reasons behind the deployment of a new education-focused internet management gateway, three IT managers have said.

  • School canteen gets savvy with SMS lunch orders

    Payment service company mHITs has officially rolled out its school canteen SMS payment service, Easy Canteen, which allows parents to pay for their children’s lunch order by SMS text message.

  • Students tweet telescope takeover

    Students from three Melbourne high schools have taken control of CSIRO’s famous Parkes telescope in NSW using the internet, posting their results on Twitter.

  • Sydney girls school gets electronic roll call

    Pymble Ladies' College, a girls secondary school in Sydney's north, has introduced an electronic classroom student roll call system to reduce administrative disruption for students.