Classroom management software to enter the era of private cloud computing

LanSchool Technologies, the leading provider of cross-platform classroom management software, today announced at ISTE 2011, an acquisition by Stoneware, Inc. Stoneware allows organizations to create their own private cloud and virtual web desktop to access it. By combining forces with Stoneware, LanSchool will be able to provide customers just-in-time management in a BYOD or 1:1 environment. Together, LanSchool and Stoneware will be able to bring the power of cloud computing directly into the classroom.

“Increasingly, schools want to empower students to bring their own mobile computing devices to class,” said Dana Doggett, President and Founder of LanSchool. “With greater device management from LanSchool and the ability to create private cloud networks by Stoneware, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement in education can now rapidly get underway.”

LanSchool has led the way in education for classroom management, giving teachers a way to capitalize on the technology that their institutions have put into their teaching environments. Stoneware has spent a decade enabling the delivery of educational applications and services though a web browser. As a combined solution, students can enter a classroom with their own device, instantly join the class network and have their device managed by LanSchool.

Stoneware’s webNetwork private/hybrid cloud solution focuses on web-based delivery of data center resources. Windows, web, and hosted web applications can be securely delivered through a desktop capable of running on any device with a browser. Stoneware’s cloud technology has been deployed in over 400 customer data centers with more than 4 million users, many in the K12 space.

“Stoneware understands the value of classroom management, and LanSchool is the de facto winner in that market,” said, Rick German, CEO of Stoneware, Inc. “With this acquisition, we will be able to revolutionize the 21st century classroom and deliver a consistent learning experience from the client to the cloud.”

LanSchool will be run as a wholly owned subsidiary of Stoneware. Stoneware will support existing LanSchool customers and plans to invest and enhance LanSchool’s products and offerings.

About LanSchool Technologies, LLC

Headquartered in Orem, Utah, LanSchool Technologies is a leading provider of classroom management solutions for K12, higher education, government and corporate training markets. For 25 years, LanSchool has enabled tens of thousands of teachers, professors and trainers to improve the learning in their classrooms.

About Stoneware

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Stoneware is a privately held corporation providing innovative software that enables organizations to deploy their own private cloud and the virtual web desktop to access it.