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Data/Document Management


MySQL Creators Move to Keep MySQL Open

MySQL originator Monty Widenius and Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev have recently formed the Open Database Alliance (ODA), a vendor-neutral consortium that aims to become a hub for the MySQL open source database community and its associated eco system. The ODA said it is also seeking to be a forum for derivative code, binaries, training, and support.

PA District Rolls Out New SIS

West Branch Area School District of Morrisdale, PA, has chosen Pearson's PowerSchool Premier as its new student information system (SIS).

IBM Launches Enterprise Cloud Services

IBM has unveiled cloud-based services for enterprises that can be hosted or run on a customer's premises, or a hybrid of the two.

School Loop Launches Open APIs for Web System

Education technology developer School Loop is rolling out open APIs called OpenLoop to help districts exchange data between School Loop subsystems.

Oregon's Largest District Overhauls Data Reporting

Portland Public Schools (PPS) of Portland, OR, has announced it will implement a new data quality improvement process using Certify K-12 data certification software. Manufactured by Wakefield, MA-based Certica Solutions, the software will help PPS more fully and accurately comply with the annual and intermittent data submission requirements of the Oregon Department of Education.

GradeCam Converts Cameras into Test Scanners

GradeCam has released a software tool that allows Webcams and other types of cameras to be used to scan multiple choice tests and collect data to be used to aid instruction.

Boarding School Chooses ImageNow To Digitize Documents

Phillips Academy in Massachusetts has chosen Perceptive Software's ImageNow enterprise document management and imaging application to bring its extensive filing archive into the 21st century.

CDW-G Launches Tools To Assess Virtualization Needs

Is your data center ripe for virtualization? New assessment services from CDW Government (CDW-G) have been launched to help answer just that question.

Database Publisher To Launch Comprehensive Metadata Resource

Seeking to give libraries and their patrons the ultimate launching pad for online research, EBSCO has announced its plan to create the Discovery Service, a library search engine.

Horizon Intros Food Service Management System for Smaller Districts

Horizon Software International has announced the release of KidServe, a complete food service management application aimed specifically at districts with between one and eight schools. The point of sale (POS) software manages all aspects of school food service, including inventory management, cost management, personnel, ordering, menus, and a diverse array of payment plan options.

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