Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (PA) has chosen Jenzabar’s
enterprise software, Jenzabar EX and Internet Campus Solution, for two primary components of the
school’s administrative infrastructure. With the Jenzabar setup, Harrisburg students, faculty, and staff will have direct access
to applications and data through a secure single sign-on Web portal—helping reduce the burden on IT staff and streamline
SAVE ON SECURITY
Information security company Cybertrust
is providing its identity management products to Educause Identity Management Services Program (IMSP) participants at a 20 percent discount. Cybertrust’s identity management solutions allow institutions to secure users,
application code, Web servers, and other devices with a digital identity chained to a public root.
OPTIMIZING FOR ULTRA-MOBILE
DyKnow, the interactive education technology provider, has been selected as one
of 10 independent software vendors (ISVs) to participate in Microsoft’s Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) ISV
Early Adoption Program. The program is designed to help ISVs optimize their software to support the UMPC. Formerly
code-named “Origami,” UMPCs are a new category of small, lightweight mobile computing devices that will provide full
Windows functionality, with an enhanced touch screen, pen, and keyboard input. During the next few months, DyKnow will
fine-tune its Vision and Monitor software (applications with pen input device capabilities that allow teachers to distribute
presentation notes directly to students’ PCs, as well as control students’ desktops to ensure their accountability), specifically
for the UMPC’s operating system.
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Dell has entered
into a definitive agreement to acquire high-performance PC company Alienware. Following the
acquisition, Alienware will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary and will maintain its own brand, product development,
marketing, sales, technical support, and other operations.
HEALTHY DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT
Hershey Systems has acquired MedPro Software, bringing
Hershey’s enterprise content management solutions, Singularity and DocBox XE, to a new arena—
student healthcare centers. The integration of the two companies’ operations, networks, and client
services organizations will provide MedPro clients with a secure, HIPAA-compliant solution to manage
all student healthcare documentation.
New Adobe SVP: Loiacono to head
Creative Solutions business unit.
NEW CDIGIX EXEC
Anthony Ravani has been named senior VP of Technology and Operations at Cdigix, the provider
of secure, legal digital entertainment and educational media for the college market. A 20-year industry
veteran, Ravani comes to Cdigix from senior management positions at Microsoft and Exxon-Mobil.
ADOBE NAMES SVP OF CREATIVE SOLUTIONS
Adobe Systems has appointed John Loiacono as senior VP, Creative Solutions,
responsible for development, delivery, and marketing of the company’s entire creative software portfolio.
Loiacono was formerly executive VP of Software at Sun Microsystems.
CAMPUS MANAGEMENT EXPANDS MANAGEMENT
ERP software developer Campus Management has announced the promotion of Patric Edmondson
to VP of Development, and the appointment of Bennett Klein as director of Marketing.