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Protecting Student Information

Heading back to school conjures a mix of emotions. For students, it’s the end of summer. No more carefree, agenda-less days. For parents, it’s a roller coaster ride. There’s a sense of relief mingled with sadness. The kids are, after all, one year older. Teachers are ready to plunge into work. Coaches are ready to […]

Apple Day

Just like going back to school and the changing of seasons, September has become synonymous with the newest announcements from Cupertino-based tech leader, Apple. This year, CEO, Tim Cook welcomed a cast of notable characters like Mario Brothers creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, to introduce the latest products coming to market. Consumers can expect an update to […]

Team Akins at VMworld

This week a couple of our favorite teammates made the trek out to Las Vegas for a full-blown-tech immersion at VMware’s VMworld. Chris and Spencer have been attending breakout sessions, participating in hands-on labs, and upgrading their CVs with the latest info from leaders in virtualization technology. Among a handful of exciting announcements they reported, […]

Fashion Meets Function: Smart Tattoos

All the kids are doing it… You’ve seen them more and more often at music festivals over the last couple years. Flash Tattoos adorn the skin of millennials everywhere. Now thanks to new developments from MIT and Microsoft, these trendy tats can double as digital inputs for a variety of applications all through your smart […]

Restricted YouTube for Schools

The Internet presents great opportunities for learning but also poses some issues as administrators must figure out ways to sort content and ultimately keep inappropriate content out of student hands. Many schools had used “YouTube for Schools” which allowed content only from educational sources. YouTube “Restricted Mode” allows for much more control as it allows […]

AkinsIT Has Ranked #25 on CRN’s 2016 Fast Growth 150 List!

We’re excited to announce that AkinsIT has made the top 25 for 2016! Each year, CRN ranks 150 of the fastest growing solution providers across North America on its annual Fast Growth 150 list. The Fast Growth 150 ranks companies based on their two-year growth-rate of their annual gross revenue (2013-2015), with revenue of at […]

Forget Backup and Disaster Recovery… Business Continuity Is Where It’s At

Earlier this week Delta Airlines’ computer systems suffered a catastrophic failure, leading to the grounding of over 1,000 flights and delays to countless more. Analysts attributed the colossal service interruption to a power outage in Atlanta that crippled its network infrastructure. Given the cobbled-together nature of the airlines systems, it’s not hugely surprising that one […]

How To Hack Pokemon Go

How To Hack Pokemon Go Pokemon Go is trending like crazy. And if you think it’s just for teens, you’re wrong. Tons of people- kids and adults alike- are catching Pokemon everywhere. Basically, these Pokemon roam around and it’s your job to try to catch them. It works by using the GPS on your phone […]

Microsoft Introduces Minecraft for the Classroom

The popular and thriving video game has been instilled in the classroom since 2011. The original creators of Minecraft (Mojang) had released an education version called “Minecraft EDU”. The idea behind this was to create a hands-on and interactive environment for students which allows students to express creativity, exercise team building, and problem-solving skills. Minecraft’s […]