IBM to discontinue Cloud for Education environment at the end of 2023
IBM will discontinue its Education Cloud environment as of Nov. 30. Cloud for Education had been available for two years, offering users of academic institutions cloud-based infrastructure and services for their computing needs.
The product consisted of offering cloud-based vm's for research. T... Read more
Google shows new classroom-oriented accessibility and learning tools
Google unveiled its latest advancements in accessibility and learning tools during the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) expo.
The features introduced include an expanded reading mode, seamless integration of sign language interpreters in Google Meet, and AI-powered questi... Read more
Google further expands functionality of education solutions
Google for Education recently released some updates with new functionality for Chrome and Workspace. These new features should make it easier for students to learn and for teachers to hand out customized assignments.
The updates there were announced for ChromeOS, which is widely used in educatio... Read more
ChatGPT’s breakthrough raises alarm over AI use in education
The recent breakthrough of artificial intelligence tool ChatGPT has raised the alarm among educators, who worry that students may use the technology to cheat.
ChatGPT is an AI model developed by OpenAI. The model uses deep learning and natural language processing to generate text responses based... Read more
France bans Office 365 and Google Workspace in schools
The minister of Education says the two platforms do not meet current privacy requirements.
The French Ministry of National Education has urged educational institutions to stop using free versions of Google Workspace and Microsoft Office 365 for schools and students. The Ministry said the offerin... Read more
Visma acquires education software vendor Datapass
Visma acquired Datapass to expand its activities in education. Datapass provides planning, control and monitoring software to educational organizations in the Netherlands.
No financial details were disclosed. With the acquisition, Visma gains a software vendor with customers in primary, seconda... Read more
Jamf launches Safe Internet filtering service for education
Jamf introduces the Safe Internet service for education. The content filtering solution helps schools offer students a safer online experience.
The new service is aimed at primary and secondary schools. Pupils are protected against harmful content. The service also helps schools and their admini... Read more
‘SAP wants to divest learning software Litmos’
SAP is considering the sale of SAP Litmos, a portfolio of training software.
According to Reuters, SAP wants to divest Litmos for roughly one billion dollars. The move is said to be part of a reorganization. SAP is shifting its portfolio and focussing on cloud services.
SAP acquired Litmos i... Read more
Intel study: secure systems start with hardware
Organizations seek solutions and vendors, prioritizing security innovations in a fastly-evolving threat landscape.
According to an Intel Corp study, businesses value security innovations when buying services and technologies, particularly at hardware levels.
The study further reported that ab... Read more
Major education cooperative: ‘Zoom can be used safely’
Zoom drastically improved the security of Zoom for Education and Enterprise in Europe.
In 2021, SURF -- a Dutch cooperative of more than 100 educational and research institutions -- conducted a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) of Zoom. A DPIA identifies the privacy risks of a solution. S... Read more