A company that provides tuition management to K-12 and higher education payment systems will be adding a service that allows the families of international students to make payments in the currency of their home countries.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
If you're an educator, mobile devices are in your future—if they're not already a big part of your life. This month we've curated stories to reflect the great potential of this growing trend.
Educational institutions were among the early adopters of IP-based video surveillance solutions because their scalability is so attractive. What anybody involved with campus security needs to know about the analog-to-IP transition.
ParentLink has released a new suite of e-mail tools for its communication platform designed to improve e-mail communications between schools and parents.
A high school district in Illinois has signed an agreement with Comcast that should allow it to build a private cloud network to supply computing services for neighboring school districts in suburban Chicago, similar to the IlliniCloud, focused primarily in Southern Illinois.
Skyward has collaborated with Gomoll Research + Design to redesign the user interface (UI) for their Web-based School Management System (SMS).
Oracle has announced Oracle Public Cloud, a set of integrated services that provide access to Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle Fusion Middleware, and Oracle Database, all of which are managed, hosted, and supported by Oracle, with a unified self-service interface for provisioning, monitoring, and managing all services.
As part of what it has deemed a "Think Cloud" promotion, Barracuda Networks is offering K-12 schools and school districts discounts on its Barracuda Backup Service and its Barracuda Web Security Flex programs.
A Virginia district has joined several others in the state in adopting a Web-based program for helping students and families in its five high schools research career and college options.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Wireless access points that utilize the 802.11n standard offer super fast speeds and can simultaneously support a multitude of bandwidth-hogging devices. For many schools, the benefits offered by enhanced technology in the classroom are balanced by an equivalent number of hurdles, from budget to buy-in to technical issues.
- By Michelle Fredette