Administrative/Business Tools


Microsoft Unveils Dynamics NAV 2009 R2

Microsoft debuted the latest version of its Dynamics NAV 2009 at Directions EMEA 2010 in Prague, noting it will be available in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Microsoft To Offer Dynamics AX Connector for SAP

Microsoft plans to roll out a new connector for its Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that can hook up with SAP's Business Suite ERP.

PowerSchool Adds iPad, Android Support

Pearson's PowerSchool has been bumped to version 6.2, adding new mobile devices support, as well as planning and reporting tools. Pearson has also released PowerTeacher 2.0, an update to the company's gradebook software.

SQL Server 2008 R2 Hits RTM Release in May

Microsoft Wednesday announced that SQL Server 2008 R2 has achieved release-to-manufacturing status and will be released in May worldwide.

SAS Broadens Free Access to Academic Analytics Tools

Business software maker SAS, whose initial product was conceived in a university, is seeking to expand its footprint in the education market.

What's on the K-12 IT Agenda?

With so much technology being thrown at it, the K-12 set has some choices to make this year. Budgets are tight; IT is evolving quickly; and administrators, teachers, and students alike are embracing new tools and software like never before. Balancing these three factors can be a challenge for the most tech-savvy school districts, all of which are being pulled into the technology age at an unprecedented rate.

SP1 Arriving This Year for Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft has announced updates to come in Service Pack 1 of Exchange Server 2010, including management and search improvements.

California Districts Tap Oracle BI for Student Reporting

Two school districts in financially parched California are working with Oracle to develop and implement state-mandated data systems using business intelligence software for managing and analyzing individual student data.

What's in It for Us

Numbers crunching isn’t what it used to be. What might once have been the task of a minimalist keypunch is now an elaborate operation presided over by dedicated business intelligence (BI) systems. No one knows this better than the enterprise. Companies of all sizes must translate their mountains of raw data into meaningful insights and actionable information. The ability to do so has evolved from a competitive differentiator into a mission-critical function.

Indiana District Revamps Data Management

Carmel Clay Schools of Carmel, IN, is moving to GlobalScholar's Pinnacle Insight as its data management system in an ongoing effort to improve data-driven decision making in the district.

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