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.
Jenks Public Schools in Oklahoma is implementing a Web-based data gathering system throughout the district to help with reporting on student performance on state tests, as well as district pre- and post-tests. The system will be used to help monitor student performance and report the information to teacher to help them focus on students' weak spots.
Perceptive Software this week released an update to ImageNow, the company's enterprise document management system targeted toward educational institutions. The new ImageNow 6.2 incorporates "hundreds" of new features and enhancements in the categories of performance, scalability, integration, and user experience.
Follett Software has announced a new version of its Destiny Resource Management Solution, Destiny 9.0. The new version includes enhancements to three of the four main modules in the suite, with expanded customization options and several new features.
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.