Compuware Named Company Of The Year In Cloud App Monitoring: Compuware Corp. (Nasdaq:CPWR) Wednesday announced that it has been awarded the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Global Company of the Year Award in the cloud-based application monitoring market. In a recent analysis of the cloud-based monitoring market conducted by Frost & Sullivan’s Test & Measurement research team, Compuware and other companies were evaluated in five categories: 1). Growth strategy excellence; 2). Growth implementation excellence; 3). Degree of innovation with products and technologies; 4). Leadership in customer value; and 5). Leadership in market penetration.Compuware received the highest scores of any vendor in all five categories, as well as the highest overall rating. “By offering a solution that provides complete visibility across the entire application delivery chain, Compuware has positioned itself as a company that delivers high customer value,” wrote Srihari Padmanabhan, Global Senior Research Analyst of Test & Measurement at Frost & Sullivan, in the report. “The company has set new standards in the cloud-based application monitoring market by offering the industry’s first end-to-end application monitoring solution.” More at www.compuware.com.
Oxford Superintendent Named To Tech Toplist: Oxford Community Schools Superintendent William Skilling was named to a list compiled by eSchool News of the top 10 “Tech Savvy Superintendents” in America. Winners best exemplify outstanding leadership and vision in using technology to advance their district’s educational goals. Two other winners hailed from Wisconsin; the other winners were from Kansas, Iowa, Colorado, California, Missouri, Kansas and Ohio. Winners were chosen by the editors of eSchool News with help from last year’s winners. “Research shows that technology can facilitate better teaching and learning, but only when used effectively,” said Dennis Pierce, editor of eSchool News. “And that starts at the very top, with strong school district leadership. If you start with a clear vision for how to implement technology wisely, and you make sure your staff are well trained and supported, and you seek to transform instructional practices to leverage technology’s full potential, then technology really can empower education. And that’s what the winners of our annual Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards are doing.” Winners of the 12th annual Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards Program — sponsored by Global Scholar and JDL Horizons — will be honored in a ceremony held in conjunction with the Century Club 100 annual meeting at the American Association of School Administrators’ annual conference in Houston on Feb. 18. The Century Club 100 is an honorary organization composed of superintendents from every state in the USA. The ceremony’s keynote speaker is renowned education consultant Alan November, who will discuss technology and today’s superintendency. Watch the ceremony live online Feb. 18 at www.eschoolnews.com/video from 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Eastern Time. More about this year’s winnersat www.eschoolnews.com/2012/02/01/meet-our-2012-tech-savvy-superintendent-award-winners. For a list of the criteria used in judging these awards, visit www.eschoolnews.com/2010/01/26/ten-hallmarks-of-excellence-for-the-eschool-news-tech-savvy-superintendent-awards.
MACUL Recognizes Michigan eLibrary: The Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning has named Michigan eLibrary, the flagship program of the Library of Michigan, as the recipient of its 2012 President’s Award. The honor is given annually to those who have made an outstanding contribution to further the use of technology in education. MACUL will present the honor to State Librarian Nancy Robertson at the opening keynote session during its annual conference on March 8 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. MACUL President Mike Oswalt, Assistant Superintendent of Regional Technology Services for the Calhoun Intermediate School District praised the Library of Michigan for its contributions to the field of educational technology and for their support of MACUL through MeL. Over the 15 years that MACUL has bestowed the President’s Award, the honor has been given to various corporations, non-profit organizations and public officials including U. S. Sen. Carl Levin, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, MDE Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan, the Michigan Education Association, Michigan Virtual University, the International Society for Technology in Education, the Consortium for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching with Technology, and the Regional Educational Media Center Association of Michigan. The Library of Michigan — Michigan’s official state library agency for more than 175 years — is part of the Michigan Department of Education and is dedicated to promoting, advocating, and consistently working to achieve the highest level of library service to the State of Michigan, its government, its libraries and its residents. The Library of Michigan also continues to seek ways to promote teaching and learning through the resources made available statewide via the Michigan eLibrary, www.mel.org. To learn more, visit www.michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan. Founded in 1975, MACUL is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization of more than 5,000 members dedicated to bringing educators from all levels together to ignite learning through meaningful collaboration and innovation. MACUL provides service to its members through an annual statewide conference, regional workshops, Special Interest Groups, grant programs, a quarterly journal and online resources. Please visit www.macul.org for more information about MACUL initiatives. Membership in MACUL is free.