T.H.E. News Update :: August 13, 2008

News & Issues

Florida Virtual School Launches Connections Academy

Florida Virtual School has partnered with Florida Connections Academy to Launch the Florida Virtual School Connections Academy (FLVSCA). The move expands FLVS' middle school program and also expands its reach into the K-5 arena.

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Microsoft, BearingPoint Team Up To Provide Risk-Based Compliance Solution

Microsoft has teamed up with BearingPoint to create the BearingPoint Enterprise Governance, Risk, and Compliance (EGRC) solution. The platform is built on Microsoft technology and capitalizes on the companies' long-standing relationship.

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SAS Adds New Features to Curriculum Pathways, Focuses on Core Skills

Analytics software and services provider SAS has announced new features for its SAS Curriculum Pathways platform, putting more of an emphasis on the skills necessary for students to excel in core classes such as math, science, English, social studies, and Spanish.

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Lego, National Instruments Team Up for Elementary Robotics Platform

National Instruments and Lego Education have announced a new robotics platform designed for students aged 7 to 11. The new offering, called WeDo, is built on the NI LabVIEW graphical design software, and is intended to teach kids basic programming skills.

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Lawson Inks Multi-Suite Deal with Greenville Schools

Lawson Software announced last week a multi-suite deal with Greenville County Schools that includes the company's financial and human capital management software, as well as their business intelligence suite. The new solution is intended to help the South Carolina district manage its financial information though a centralized, digital system.

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Teltronics, GE Security Partner for School IP Communications and Security

Teltronics announced recently that it's been selected by GE Security to provide a new IP-based, secure multimedia platform that will serve as the next generation of the company's StarCall system. Dubbed StarCall iPLUS, the new SIP-compliant, IP-based platform is designed to provide a host of new features designed to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

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Poway USD Implements iPrism Web Filter To Increase Productivity, Cut Costs

Poway Unified School District (USD) has deployed St. Bernard Software's iPrism 100h Web filter. The new implementation is intended to cut costs, save time, and provide a useful set of reporting and tracking features.

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vmSight Launches Connector ID For Thin Client VDI Deployments

vmSight has announced the availability of its Connector ID platform for thin clients used in virtual desktop environments. The solution is intended to help IT administrators manage virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments, as well as provide detailed virtual desktop user tracking.

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