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Administrative/Business Tools


Migrating Administrative Systems to the Cloud

A New Hampshire high school is migrating its administrative systems to the cloud, a move that so far has allowed it to do things that weren't previously possible for its resource-strapped IT department. Among other things, the migration has enabled Sanborn Regional HS to implement a new student information system and add new nutrition management and health records management systems.

Wireless to the Nth Degree

Wireless access points that utilize the 802.11n standard offer super fast speeds and can simultaneously support a multitude of bandwidth-hogging devices. The n-standard access points achieve speeds up to six times that of their predecessors and can support 50 to 100 client connections at once.

Illinois Cloud Supports Networked Schools

Nearly 150 Illinois K-12 districts are getting into the cloud with the help of a statewide consortium of IT professionals.

2 Pennsylvania Districts Adopt SME Student Information System

Franklin Regional School District and Waynesboro Area School District, both in Pennsylvania, are moving to a new centralized student information system.

Houghton Mifflin Targets District Administration with Pinpoint Suite

School publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has begun showing an integrated education suite intended to help districts fill gaps in their administrative applications and bring together disparate data.

New York District Simplifies Emergency Contact Management

A three-school New York district has implemented an emergency notification service that provides a way for parents and guardians to fill out contact information for their children online and through mobile devices.

Skyward, SRC Solutions Partner To Provide Online Registration

Skyward has partnered with SRC Solutions to provide paperless enrollment for K-12 schools.

Form Factor: Improving Processes at a California School District

The goal is to improve processes by converting form-heavy work into digital workflows. But as this California school district is discovering, finding the right technology is really only the first step.

Denver Public Schools Adopts Performance Management Software

Denver Public Schools in Colorado will be adopting new applications from Lawson to further automate human resources management work. The district, second largest in the state, has about 13,000 teachers and other staff in 160 schools.

HP, Microsoft Roll Out Turnkey Exchange and SQL Appliances

One year after announcing a $250 million, three-year pact to deliver next-generation data center technology, Hewlett-Packard Co. and Microsoft this week unveiled five appliances that offer Exchange and SQL Server in turnkey configurations.

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