Archive for May, 2007

Acronis Tackles Virtualization

Speaking on “Avoiding Virtualization Gotchas!” at Microsoft Tech-Ed and IDC Virtualization Forum 2.0 in June

May 21, 2007, Burlington, MA — Acronis Inc. , a technological leader in storage management software, explores ways to assist companies in overcoming potential pitfalls in virtualization when it addresses two major industry conferences this month.

According to IDC, 40 percent of all servers will be virtualized by 2010. Many businesses are looking for better ways to manage and protect their physical and virtual assets. Vice President of Marketing Ed Harnish, will cover key considerations for this IT conundrum at Microsoft Tech-Ed on June 4-8 (booth #709) in Orlando, FL, and the IDC Virtualization Forum 2.0 on June 19 in San Francisco, CA.

“In coming years, it will be critical for IT departments large and small to get a handle on the management — including backup, recovery and migration — of their servers, especially as many will be faced with both the physical and the virtual varieties,” said Harnish. “Businesses need to consider what to think about now, as they deploy both, and how to plan for the future.”


About Acronis

Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.

Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.

The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.

Acronis® and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries.

LanSchool v7.0 Lowers Price and Raises the Bar for Classroom Management

LanSchool Technologies LLC, a leading provider of classroom management software, today announced a significant new release of its flagship product LanSchool. LanSchool v7.0 is important because it sets a new standard of value for improving the learning environment in a computer-based classroom.

“LanSchool v7.0 was a challenging project because we wanted to retain the simplicity of the product, while adding critical new features,” said Dana Doggett, founder and President of LanSchool. “We believe the combination of superior core technology, a simple but attractive graphical user interface, a significant price drop and an unmatched support policy will make LanSchool v7.0 hard to pass up when comparing classroom management solutions.”

LanSchool v7.0 enhances the ability for teachers to demonstrate to the class, remove distractions such as the Internet and unwanted games, monitor student progress and increase collaboration in the classroom.
Teachers, with a quick glance, will be able to tell if the students are on task. The new crisp, high color thumbnails also show the icons of the current website and application that the students are running. Students can now indicate they need help and teachers can assess student understanding through the new Voting and Chat features.

Technology coordinators will appreciate LanSchool’s unique North American support policy. If customers encounter an issue that cannot be resolved over the phone or Internet, LanSchool will send out an engineer, at no cost to the customer, to fix the problem.

Pricing and Availability
The product also supports Windows Vista and will be available from LanSchool starting May 14th, 2007. Pricing decreased almost USD$200 from the previous version and starts at USD$599 per classroom. Competitive upgrades, small classroom licenses, K-12 school site licenses and volume discounts are also available.

About LanSchool Technologies
LanSchool Technologies, LLC, is a leading provider of classroom management solutions for the education market. LanSchool, for the past 20 years, has enabled tens of thousands of teachers to easily remove distractions such as the Internet, Instant Messaging, E-mail and Games from the classroom. LanSchool is headquartered in Orem, Utah, with customers and resellers across the world.