The fifth-annual VMworld user conference gets under way this week in San Francisco with a flurry of product announcements; a schedule packed with keynotes, sessions, labs, and product demos; and a bit of controversy.
- By John K. Waters
Western Wayne School District in Pennsylvania is moving away from PCs for students and toward thin clients. The district is replacing desktop systems on a rolling basis with Wyse Technology's thin clients in an effort to cut technology costs and funnel the money into other areas, such as art and music.
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Discovery, and the Siemens Foundation have announced the grand prize winner in the "Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge." The initiative called on K-12 students to develop green solutions for their schools, homes, and communities.
NComputing this week announced that its thin clients (also known as "virtual desktops") now qualify for energy rebates in several states.
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.
- By Scott Aronowitz
Clean Green Energy (CGE) announced that eight more high school districts in Michigan's Upper Peninsula have signed long-term power purchase agreements for integrated renewable energy systems at their schools as part of the Project EverGREEN Schools program.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Is your data center ripe for virtualization? New assessment services from CDW Government (CDW-G) have been launched to help answer just that question.
Epson has launched a new program that provides free recycling for projectors used in education. The "Brighter Futures Graduation Program" also creates discounts for schools trading up to newer models.
Six schools in Florida will be the sites for new solar arrays that will provide electricity to the campus and offer hands-on science learning activities for students.
Sun Microsystems has released VirtualBox 2.2, an update to the company's free and open source desktop virtualization solution. The new release includes a number of performance and feature enhancements, as well as support for the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) specification.