New report spotlights ‘inadequate’ access to technology in English schools

Just 1% of primary state schools provide devices that their pupils can take home, compared to 38% of private primary schools according to new survey data from polling organisation Teacher Tapp, published today by Microsoft in association with think tank The Centre for Education and Youth.

As schools continue to flex and adjust to a second national lock down, this new data highlights the challenges faced in providing the connected learning that education increasingly depends upon. The findings, published in a new report, also highlight the benefits and opportunities that teachers believe access to technology can provide.

Microsoft commissioned the survey of more than 5,000 teachers across England, including more than 1,200 senior leaders, to better understand the value and benefits educators perceive from current education technologies and the barriers they foresee to future adoption, the so-called “digital divide” included. The results are eye opening:

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Onshape spotlights the value of collaboration tech in December’s “Innovation for Good” digital event

There is a word that begins with the letter “C” that is uppermost on the minds of many people these days, and it isn’t COVID. It’s “collaboration,” and the term has become essential to getting basic work done, from the mundane to the highly complex.

A global pandemic has placed significant emphasis on the use of technology to collaborate on tasks and projects that used to be accomplished in person. Although PTC Inc. couldn’t have known what the world would be like a year after its acquisition of collaboration technology provider Onshape, the purchase has proven to be a timely one indeed.

Onshape is billed as the industry’s “first pure SaaS platform that unites robust CAD with powerful data management and collaboration tools.” Onshape’s cloud native approach is riding a wave of momentum created by the pandemic in a SaaS market estimated by Gartner Inc. to grow to $104 billion

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Watch live: DevOps Virtual Forum spotlights emerging trends in the DevOps world

Nearly 20 years ago, core principles of the DevOps movement were actually written down. That was when 17 software developers created the “Manifesto for Agile Software Development” and released it as a philosophy of teamwork and continuous delivery in February 2001. Those tenets remain very much a part of the DevOps culture today.

The desire to drive software growth and productivity moved DevOps front and center in today’s enterprise. And operations teams are helping to aid developers’ agile mantra with the ultimate goal of aligning development with an organization’s business side.

“We’ve seen how DevOps practices have minimized or even eliminated finger pointing between ‘Dev’ and ‘Ops’ teams,” said Dave Vellante, chief analyst at SiliconANGLE Media’s sister market research firm Wikibon and host of SiliconANGLE’s livestreaming video studio theCUBE. “People are now taking the next step and aligning software development with product development. This is critical,

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Key Digital Spotlights Newest Proprietary HDMI Extension Technology

KD-EX18G HDMI Extension Kit is the first Key Digital product boasting UHDoTP

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KD-EX18G Application Example
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Different Resolution of Sources and Displays
Different Resolution of Sources and Displays
Different Resolution of Sources and Displays

Mount Vernon, New York, Nov. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Key Digital, the award-winning manufacturer of professional AV and control systems shines the spotlight on the KD-EX18G HDMI extender kit, featuring Key Digital’s new proprietary HDMI extension technology, Ultra High Definition over Twisted Pair (UHDoTP).

The KD-EX18G with UHDoTP stands apart from other HDMI extenders as it allows Key Digital to present this fully capable extender kit at a more cost-effective price point than most HDBaseT offerings. The KD-EX18G features 4K/UHD 18G extension, 4K to 1080p down-conversion, HDMI pass-through, power over CAT, two-way IR, handshake control, and Forced Hot Plug all in a low-profile slim chassis design.

“We are very excited to show-off our new proprietary 4K to 1080p down-converting

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