In This Issue: Focus on Mobile Computing

ONE-TO-ONE: Notebooks Transform Lives >
MOBILE THIN CLIENTS: Economical and Secure >
SMARTPHONES: Inside Windows Phone 7>
REVIEW: Sony Z-Series Notebook >

July 6, 2010  

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Case Study  

Notebook Programs Transform Learning
One-to-one computing aids special-needs students

At Mill Springs Academy in Alpharetta, Ga., providing a flexible work environment makes learning more efficient, eases frustration and engages students in new ways. Teachers find that notebooks help unlock untapped potential in their special needs students.

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Tech Trends  

Mobile Thin Clients
Devices save money and increase security

Mobile thin clients offer Hudson Falls Central School District in upstate New York an opportunity to give a computer to every student for a fraction of the cost and upkeep of a notebook. The district hopes to roll out a mobile-thin-client pilot this fall.

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Tech Watch  

First Look: Windows Phone 7
Five ways to benefit from Microsoft's new smartphone platform

Windows Phone 7 is coming later this year, and organizations that have Microsoft Office deployed and use Microsoft Exchange or SharePoint will want to know about its new and enhanced features. Here are five ways organizations can benefit from Microsoft's new smartphone platform.

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Product Review  

Sony's Premium Notebook
These units pack the punch busy mobile workers need

The Vaio Z Series units put a premium on portability without sacrificing performance. With native 1600x900 resolution and a lightweight, thin LCD screen, the Z Series both looks cool and gets work done. Check out the unit's sleek design–typing is easier than ever.

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Tech Tips  

Managing Mobile Encryption
Tips for locking down a fleet of mobile devices

Organizations that want to encrypt mobile data should take a close look at these five tips. Start by deploying comprehensive, centrally managed security software that will work on as many platforms as possible. Opting for full-disk encryption is also important.

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Inside ISTE 2010

Go behind the scenes of this year's ISTE conference! Our coverage includes video interviews and blog posts reported live from the show, along with other ISTE resources.

White Papers

Mobile Computing Security: Read up on how to protect devices roaming on the perimeter.

Anytime, Anywhere Computing Guide for K-12 Education: Learn about planning your anytime, anywhere computing initiative, how to choose the right technology, implementing and supporting the program and best practices.


Protective Custody: Read how IT leaders devise defensive mobile-computing security strategies to protect students, computers and the educational mission.

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