Lightspeed Systems, which develops network security software for the education market, and Eagle Software, which develops Web-based administrative software for California schools, have integrated their products to enable schools to better monitor online user activity and support student safety measures. As a result, the Aeries Student Information System from Eagle Software features reports of students' Internet usage that are obtained from Total Traffic Control, Lightspeed's network security and monitoring solution.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Greendale School District in Wisconsin is revamping its student data and testing systems with the deployment of Pearson Benchmark, a Web-based testing and reporting system designed to monitor student progress and provide analytics to help "manage and maximize student achievement."
Tyler Technologies has recently signed a contract with Peoria Unified School District in Arizona to implement its financial management solution. The contract--worth more than $1 million--includes licensing, professional services, and ongoing maintenance and support.
Tripwire has recently announced a deal with Gwinnett County Public Schools aimed at helping the district manage its IT configurations and ensure compliance with current change control processes.
Ramona Unified School District (RUSD) in Southern California has recently selected School Web Lockers to provide Web-based file storage for the district's roughly 7,000 students. The implementation is aimed at accommodating RUSD's growing storage needs, while minimizing their infrastructure and human resource investment.
Q1 Labs announced the availability of a free, downloadable log management and compliance product that provides users with visibility across networks, data centers, and infrastructures.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
VMware has released an update to Fusion, its desktop virtualization solution for Mac OS X. The latest release, version 2.0.1, which began shipping Friday, includes a number of resolved issues, performance enhancements, and other improvements, as well as compatibility updates for the latest Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro systems.
Kronos has recently deployed its Workforce Central suite for Broward County Public Schools in Florida. The implementation is aimed at automating time and attendance tracking of substitute teachers working in the district.
Parallels has released Parallels Desktop 4.0, an update to the company's desktop virtualization solution for Mac OS X. The new version adds more than 50 new features, including support for DirectX 9.0 and significant performance improvements.
SchoolDude.com has announced updates to its ITAMDirect asset management solution aimed at helping schools accurately inventory their technology assets.