One California school district is upgrading the technology in its classrooms and adding a few "green" elements in the process.
- By Bridget McCrea
Sun has released Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Software 3, a major update to the company's virtualization management suite. The new version includes expanded VMware support, Open Storage integration, and Active Directory support, among other enhancements.
NComputing has recently completed a large-scale computerization project for Andhra Pradesh Government Schools in India aimed at increasing overall access to technology while minimizing both infrastructure costs and energy consumption.
Choctaw County Schools of Ackerman, MS, is implementing several measures to improve safety, comfort and energy efficiency, all while realizing substantial utility cost savings in its four school buildings. The district has contracted with Dallas-based TAC for an energy management package.
- By Scott Aronowitz
Spring Valley Community Consolidated School District 99 in Illinois has been named the winner in Fourier Systems' Computing Science Exploration Grant Program for 2009. The district's will receive mobile technology and a voucher to purchase additional science equipment.
LeftHand Networks, an HP company, has released an entry-level storage area network (SAN) solution aimed at organizations implementing virtualized server environments.
Grand Saline Independent School District, located about 70 miles east of Dallas, has implemented $700,000 in facilities upgrades in order to improve operations and and efficiencies. The district contracted with TAC for improvements in lighting and energy efficiency, as well as a unified building management system (BMS) for the entire district.
- By Scott Aronowitz
VMware has released an update to Fusion, the company's desktop virtualization solution for Mac OS X. The latest release, version 2.0.2, includes a range of enhancements, from updated host and guest operating system support to new security features to new virtual machine importing capabilities.
In his opening keynote address at the FETC 2009 conference in Orlando, FL, Animal Planet chief ocean correspondent Philippe Cousteau proclaimed: "I have come to realize that, above all, I am a product of good teaching." And good teaching, he continued, has the power to transform the future.
Global Re-Source Funding, a company that provides recycling fundraising programs for schools, has expanded the range of discarded technologies that it's willing to receive. Last spring the company opened up its program to used iPods; now it's added laptop computers and Epson inkjet cartridges.