Administrative/Business Tools


ParentLink Enhances E-Mail Communications

ParentLink has released a new suite of e-mail tools for its communication platform designed to improve e-mail communications between schools and parents.

Skyward's School Management System Gets UI Redesign

Skyward has collaborated with Gomoll Research + Design to redesign the user interface (UI) for their Web-based School Management System (SMS).

Oracle Introduces Oracle Public Cloud

Oracle has announced Oracle Public Cloud, a set of integrated services that provide access to Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle Fusion Middleware, and Oracle Database, all of which are managed, hosted, and supported by Oracle, with a unified self-service interface for provisioning, monitoring, and managing all services.

Barracuda Offers Schools Discounts on Security Products

As part of what it has deemed a "Think Cloud" promotion, Barracuda Networks is offering K-12 schools and school districts discounts on its Barracuda Backup Service and its Barracuda Web Security Flex programs.

Virginia Schools Adding Notifications to Counselor Toolkit

A Virginia district has joined several others in the state in adopting a Web-based program for helping students and families in its five high schools research career and college options.

A Signage Solution

An Ohio high school finds that the digital signage it originally installed for sports results in benefits that reach beyond its athletics program. The digital scoreboards have also had a big impact on student relations. In the five years the school has used the system, digital signage has helped to bridge the gap between athletes and student "techies," two previously often polarized groups.

Colorado District Takes Documents Digital

Adams County District 50 in Westminster, CO has had all of its financial and human resources documents and student records converted to electronic documents, a move that the district said has already saved it more than $40,000.

Harris Releases Online Registration for Reduced Cost Meals

Harris School Solutions has released EZMealApp.com, an online registration form for free and reduced cost meal applications.

Migrating Administrative Systems to the Cloud

A New Hampshire high school is migrating its administrative systems to the cloud, a move that so far has allowed it to do things that weren't previously possible for its resource-strapped IT department. Among other things, the migration has enabled Sanborn Regional HS to implement a new student information system and add new nutrition management and health records management systems.

Illinois Cloud Supports Networked Schools

Nearly 150 Illinois K-12 districts are getting into the cloud with the help of a statewide consortium of IT professionals.

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