Data/Document Management

Gartner: Careful Spending Will Continue Characterizing Data Center Ops in 2010

Data center managers have a lot of room for improvement in their operations, including reducing energy costs and making more efficient use of space, according to Gartner. The consulting firm said that energy costs are the fastest-rising cost element in the data center portfolio.

STI Enhances SIS with Donor Tracking Module

STI has introduced a new module for its InformationNOW student information system (SIS) called GIFTrak, which will allow private and charter schools to manage their donations, donor databases, and fundraising activities.

eChalk Joins Major Tech Providers on National Ed Tech Research Project

With a vested interest in America learning all it can about the impacts of technology on education, instructional technology and communications company eChalk has signed on to Project RED, a nationwide research and advocacy effort aimed at measuring the effects of education technology on both student achievement and the cost to governments.

Moodlerooms Launches Data Exchange Tool and Cisco WebEx Integration

Moodlerooms, a Moodle service provider, has released a data exchange tool and announced two new programs: a partnership with the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute and a new partner program for the development of plugins.

System Center Essentials 2010 Beta Released

Microsoft announced the beta release of System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010 last week.

Linking Up

When Greg Partch came on board with the Hudson Falls Central School District in 1995, his first charge was to come up with a technology plan for the district. His second charge was to find a way to put the plan in action for the district's high school, middle school, intermediate school, primary school, and kindergarten center.

Enterprise Software Brings Cost Savings to School Districts Worldwide

Paper keeps getting more expensive. Printer toner may have plateaued in recent years, but at a pretty steep price point. Add to this the costs of printer and copier upkeep, and even replacement, as well as the physical space required to maintain paper files, especially as government reporting demands mushroom.

Oracle Updates Berkeley DB with New APIs, Performance Boost, .NET Support

In a bid to attract more developers to its Berkeley DB open-source embeddable database, Oracle this week released two upgraded versions with new APIs for simplifying application development and, for the first time, support for Microsoft's C# and .NET Framework.

Inquiry Focuses on Future of MySQL

The European Commission's decision to investigate Oracle's plan to acquire Sun Microsystems is focused largely on the future of the open source MySQL database.

Oracle 11gR2 Database Released

Oracle released the first major update of its flagship database in two years with an upgrade focused on server consolidation, improved storage and extended data warehouse performance. But it remains to be seen what percentage of Oracle's installed base or other enterprises will move to the latest version.

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