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 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.
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.
Microsoft Wednesday announced that SQL Server 2008 R2 has achieved release-to-manufacturing status and will be released in May worldwide.
Business software maker SAS, whose initial product was conceived in a university, is seeking to expand its footprint in the education market.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
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.
- By Bridget McCrea
Microsoft has announced updates to come in Service Pack 1 of Exchange Server 2010, including management and search improvements.
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.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
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.
- By John K. Waters
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.
- By Scott Aronowitz