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Administrative/Business Tools


IT Budgets, Spending Set for Rebound as CIOs Realign Priorities

Worldwide IT spending and IT department budgets across public and private sectors are set to make something of a comeback following 2009's drastic declines. Further, all major segments in IT are expected to see positive growth in 2010, according to two separate reports released this week by market research firm Gartner Inc.

Web-Based SIS Looks To 'Go Green' with New Communications Features

InformationNow, a Web-based student information system from K-12 technology developer STI, is adding a new suite of features called "Go Green."

PublicSchoolWorks Debuts Fraud Reporting System

PublicSchoolWorks has released a new Fraud Reporting System that that integrates with its EmployeeSafe Suite. The system allows staff to report complaints and suspicious activity anonymously.

Disaster Recovery ROI Minus the Disaster

The Florida Department of Education revamped its disaster recovery strategy to strengthen it and save money. But now the department is enjoying a side benefit beyond cost savings. Even if a disaster never happens, applications can be failed over for maintenance, and users can revive a file they've lost.

Akron Public Schools Turns to ERP To Improve Business Operations

Akron Public Schools (APS) of Akron, OH, is deploying the Munis enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution from Tyler Technologies.

Revenue Services Firm To Provide Claims Management for AZ Special Ed Programs

PracticeMax has contracted with 12 Arizona school districts to provide its Direct Service Claiming (DSC) software. PracticeMax DSC is a Medicaid billing and claims management solution specially designed for special education programs.

STI Enhances SIS with Donor Tracking Module

STI has introduced a new module for its InformationNOW student information system (SIS) called GIFTrak, which will allow private and charter schools to manage their donations, donor databases, and fundraising activities.

Learning Application Interoperability Standards Get Vendor Boost

Two standards efforts from the IMS Global Learning Consortium gained steam last week during Educause with support announcements coming from a number of high profile vendors, including SunGard Higher Education, Oracle, Jenzabar, Pearson, and Desire2Learn. IMS is a non-profit organization that develops interoperability standards for education technology.

Moodlerooms Launches Data Exchange Tool and Cisco WebEx Integration

Moodlerooms, a Moodle service provider, has released a data exchange tool and announced two new programs: a partnership with the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute and a new partner program for the development of plugins.

Texas District Turns to Web To Lower Dropout Rates

San Antonio Independent School District in Texas has implemented a Web-based program to lower the rate of students dropping from its high schools.

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