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Administrative/Business Tools


SAS Broadens Free Access to Academic Analytics Tools

Business software maker SAS, whose initial product was conceived in a university, is seeking to expand its footprint in the education market.

What's on the K-12 IT Agenda?

With so much technology being thrown at it, the K-12 set has some choices to make this year. Budgets are tight; IT is evolving quickly; and administrators, teachers, and students alike are embracing new tools and software like never before. Balancing these three factors can be a challenge for the most tech-savvy school districts, all of which are being pulled into the technology age at an unprecedented rate.

SP1 Arriving This Year for Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft has announced updates to come in Service Pack 1 of Exchange Server 2010, including management and search improvements.

California Districts Tap Oracle BI for Student Reporting

Two school districts in financially parched California are working with Oracle to develop and implement state-mandated data systems using business intelligence software for managing and analyzing individual student data.

What's in It for Us

Numbers crunching isn’t what it used to be. What might once have been the task of a minimalist keypunch is now an elaborate operation presided over by dedicated business intelligence (BI) systems. No one knows this better than the enterprise. Companies of all sizes must translate their mountains of raw data into meaningful insights and actionable information. The ability to do so has evolved from a competitive differentiator into a mission-critical function.

Indiana District Revamps Data Management

Carmel Clay Schools of Carmel, IN, is moving to GlobalScholar's Pinnacle Insight as its data management system in an ongoing effort to improve data-driven decision making in the district.

Westside Union SD Automates Timekeeping

Westside Union School District of Quartz Hill, CA, which serves communities in the Antelope Valley about 60 miles north of Los Angeles, reported that it will automate its extensive district timekeeping processes with a solution from workforce management software provider Kronos.

Texas Districts Move to Web-Based Data Certification System

Three Texas school districts have recently moved to Certica Solutions' Certify software for internal data certification. Humble Independent School District (HISD) and Lamar Consolidated Independent School District (LCISD), both in the Houston area, and San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) said they chose Certify to improve the quality of the data reported to Texas Education Agency (TEA) under state reporting laws.

Blackboard Connect Expands Parent Notifications

Blackboard has just added a new feature to its Blackboard Connect notification service that allows teachers to send messages to parents one on one.

Westside Union SD Automates Timekeeping

Westside Union School District of Quartz Hill, CA, which serves communities in the Antelope Valley about 60 miles north of Los Angeles, reported that it will automate its extensive district timekeeping processes with a solution from workforce management software provider Kronos.

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