Autodesk's Carol Bartz
Autodesk Chairman of the
Board Carol Bartz
was honored with
the Director's Award from San Francisco
science and art museum The Exploratorium, which recognizes leadership in
technology, science, and education.
AMX's Robert Fealy
NEW AMX CHAIRMAN. Control
AMX has named
Robert Fealy nonexecutive
chairman of its board of directors. Fealy
replaces Craig Duchossois, who
remains on the board.
TO COLUBRIS. Colubris Networks, a provider of
wireless LAN solutions, has
appointed Rob Scott as president
and CEO. Most recently, Scott was
president and CEO of Xelor Software, a
provider of IP telephony and VoIP
service quality management.
Enterprise eLearning software provider
Angel Learning, in conjunction with the Second
Life Educators community (SLED), has unveiled a
new island in Second Life, dedicated to
educational experimentation. Educators
and learners can access the Angel Learning
Island for free, to practice navigating
and communicating in the 3D virtual
world. A SLED Sandbox area provides
information for instructional designers
and educators on the basic principles of
building objects in Second Life. Read
GATEWAY GOES 1-TO-1. PC vendor
announced a new one-to-one computing
solution for the education market,
designed to improve academic performance
and promote student engagement
and attendance. The solution comprises
a portfolio of products and services:
consulting, needs assessment, professional
development, classroom management
curriculum software, hardware, implementation,
and ongoing support.
ON-DEMAND BI SOFTWARE.
SAS, a provider of business
intelligence and analytical software
and services, has launched SAS OnDemand
for Academics, a service that provides
educators with free access (with
online registration) to SAS data analysis
software, allowing them to integrate SAS
into a curriculum without a university/
SAS contract being in place. Students can
also access the software for a nominal
fee, based on the selected service length
(the cost of a semester's use is about the
same as a textbook).
InfoComm's buzzing exhibit hall
TO INFOCOMM! With more than
450,000 square feet of expo space,
professional audiovisual show InfoComm '07 opens June 15 in Anaheim, CA. The
seven-day conference and expo will
feature more than 800 exhibitors--presenting an array of professional
audio, digital signage, display, conferencing
lighting, control system, and
signal distribution technologies--visited by 28,000 commercial AV
professionals, technology managers,
CIOs, and procurement personnel from
80 countries around the world.
TEXTBOOK TO GO. Thomson Higher Education, a provider of higher ed textbooks,
software, and internet materials, has
launched MKTG, a multimedia marketing
textbook. The new format offers
online and cell phone quizzes, audio/
MP3 downloads, and printable flashcards,
enabling on-the-go learning.
MANAGING SECURITY DATA.
Michigan State University is deploying
CrossTec's Activeworx Security Center in one of the
school's principal data centers. The security
management solution collects log
files from network applications (such as
firewalls, virus detection systems, and
vulnerability assessment tools), and
places the information into a single database,
organizing security events for simplified
analysis to help alert security
personnel respond to potential threats.
Read more here.
Correction: In April 2007 Industry
Briefs, we mistakenly referred to Blackboard as an ERP
vendor. Blackboard is an e-Education
software and services provider.
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