HDS' Minoru Kosuge
Hitachi Data Systems has appointed Minoru
Kosuge as CEO. Kosuge was the chief
architect of the Hitachi Universal
Storage Platform, and
most recently served as
president of Hitachi’s Disk
Array Systems Division in
Japan. The company also
announced the promotion of
Jack Domme from executive
VP/Global Solutions Strategy and Development,
SAS' Lisa Flint-Dodson
NAMED IAIDQ PREZ. Lisa Flint-Dodson, data integration product manager
for SAS, has been named
president of the International
Association for Information
and Data Quality, a nonprofit,
society of individuals passionate
about improving information
and data quality.
The Sakai Foundation's Michael Korcuska
LEADING SAKAI. The Sakai Foundation has
named Michael Korcuska
as executive director.
Korcuska most recently
served as COO of ELT, a provider of
eLearning programs for
MITSUBISHI SVP. Mitsubishi Digital
Electronics America’s Presentation
Products Division has appointed
Shoichi Suwa as senior VP and
general manager of Professional
Visual Systems. Suwa joined Mitsubishi
in 1983, and most recently
served as senior manager of sales
and marketing for the company’s
monitor products in Japan.
EMERGENCY ALERT HELP.
Earlier this year, Omvox Telecom awarded more than
$500,000 in grants to provide
40-plus higher ed institutions
with its Alertify mass alerting
and notification system at no
cost. The company is now offering
special pricing for colleges
and universities, until July 31
(for more information, go here). Alertify
enables institutions to instantly send a
message (audio or text) to members of
the campus community, via e-mail,
phone, and/or text message.
INTEGRATED ALERTS. Omnilert,
maker of the mass notification
system e2Campus, has partnered
with Visix, to
integrate e2Campus technology
into Visix’s digital signage systems.
The technology integration
will allow campus officials to instantly
and simultaneously push an urgent
message to the campus website, all
digital visual displays around campus,
and to the cell phones, e-mail
accounts, and RSS readers of the
entire campus community.
APPLE ROLLS OUT iTUNES U.
Apple has announced the
launch of iTunes U, a dedicated
area within the iTunes Store that
features free content provided by colleges
and universities such as Stanford
University (CA), UC-Berkeley, Duke
University (NC), and MIT. Apple
began collaborating with pilot partner
schools more than a year ago to develop
the service; now, everything from
course lectures, language lessons, and
lab demonstrations, to sports highlights
and campus tours can be accessed for
free by the public. Read more here.
:: M & A, Etc.
PEARSON TO ACQUIRE
eCOLLEGE. Education and information
company Pearson has agreed to acquire eLearning
technology and service provider eCollege. According
to company representatives, Pearson
expects the acquisition to strengthen
its ability to provide customers with a
full range of services across content,
curriculum development, formative
assessment and homework technologies,
and outsourced solutions.
WEBSENSE TO ACQUIRE
SURFCONTROL. Web security and
filtering software company Websense has announced
that its subsidiary, Websense SC Operations
Limited, has offered to acquire
provider of on-demand and software-based
web and e-mail security solutions.
Websense CFO Doug Wride has
been named president, and has been
tasked with closing and then leading
the integration of SurfControl. The
company plans to support SurfControl’s
layered software web security
solutions at least through 2010.
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