Punahou School, a private K-12 school in Hawaii, is launching a new effort to reduce its overall campus energy consumption by half within the next eight years. As part of the effort, the school is partnering with IBM to overhaul its data center with new servers and virtualization software from VMware.
Funds For Learning this week launched a new component for its online E-rate application suite, E-rate Manager for Applicants. The new component, called the "Form 470 Wizard," couple with the other tools in the suite, allows users to complete the entire E-rate application process online.
Zimbra has launched a new edition of its Zimbra Collaboration Suite specifically for education institutions, a completely cloud-based solution called Zimbra Hosted for Education.
NetSupport has recently announced the release of NetSupport School 10.01, adding a range of new features to the currently shipping version.
The School District of the City of Erie (SDCE) in Pennsylvania has deployed Infinite Campus as its student data system. The implementation, which was handled in cooperation with technology provider Custom Computer Specialists, was part of a five-year, $15 million grant the district received last year from the GE Foundation's Developing Futures in Education program.
Everett Public Schools in Washington has contracted with Certica Solutions to deploy its Certify product for the 18,500-student district in an effort to enhance data integrity and data management.
iStor Networks has recently released an update to its iSCSI software. The new 2.5 release adds high availability capabilities for iStor's iS512 family of iSCSI storage systems and is available as a free upgrade.
East Grand Rapids Public Schools has selected a network access control system from Avenda Systems to provide identity and resource management across the district. The software manages who can log in into the network and what those users can access. The district has about 2,800 students and is located in western Michigan.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Orange County Public Schools in Florida said it plans to deploy Mimosa NearPoint in an effort to streamline its e-mail archiving process. The solution will also enhance the district's ability to search and recover the stored data for a variety of applications, including eDiscovery and litigation.
In a effort to minimize annual textbook loss, McKinney Independent School District in Texas has adopted Destiny Textbook Manager from Follett Software Co. to help maintain its entire textbook inventory.