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.
Microsoft is crossing the aisles to see the security process through from start to finish--not just internally, but for outside software developers too. The company plans to export its Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) process to a greater extent by releasing tools and support to IT pros later this fall, Redmond said last week.
- By Jabulani Leffall
IBM has unveiled a new storage solution designed to help organizations take advantage of cloud computing technology in order to significantly reduce their virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) storage needs.
LaCie has introduced a new four-bay RAID that supports capacities up to 6 TB. Designed for desktop storage, the new 4big Quadra array will be available in 2 TB, 4 TB, and 6 TB configurations with support for RAID 0 and RAID 5 configurations.
In an announcement at VMworld last week, VMware unveiled plans to deliver a portfolio of solutions intended to turn virtualized desktops into "universal clients." The initiative, dubbed vClient, begins with a series of products called VMware View.