Ulead VideoStudio 10 Plus Now Compatible with Canon HV10

Fremont, CA – November 30, 2006–InterVideo®, Inc. (NASDAQ: IVII) and its subsidiary Ulead® Systems, Inc., industry leaders in video, image and DVD software, today announced the Ulead VideoStudio® 10 Plus Canon HV10 Support Pack. This pack allows users to capture video and write back to the Canon HV10 HDV Camcorder.

“The Canon HV10 pairs superb high-definition performance with convenience and a stylish, compact size” said Steve Ro, President of InterVideo. “Ulead VideoStudio 10 is the perfect tool to capture, spice up, and package video shot with the Canon HV10. The power to create movies with the precision and clarity of those viewed in the cinema or HDTV is now in everyone’s hands.”

The Canon HV10 is capable of filming video in 1080 high-definition resolution video and standard definition modes. The editing of HD content with VideoStudio 10 Plus is just as easy as that of standard definition video, even on mid-range machines. Additionally, the Canon HV10 is a powerful, 3.1-megapixel digital camera, and photographic images taken with the camera can then be used in Ulead VideoStudio 10 Plus to create impressive DVD backgrounds, slideshows and picture-in-picture movie effects.

“Ulead VideoStudio 10’s creative collaboration with the Canon HV10 doesn’t just end with video and images,” said Juliet Kuo, Vice President of Marketing for Ulead. “Accompanying video sound can be turned into full-on Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound using Ulead VideoStudio 10’s sound editing capabilities. Placing and mixing sound passages filmed with the HV10 is as easy as dragging-and-dropping a file.”

Movies shot with the Canon HV10 and edited with Ulead VideoStudio 10 can be exported into professional-looking DVDs right within the VideoStudio 10 program. Additionally, Ulead VideoStudio 10 supports MPEG-4, perfect for uploading to iPod®s, PSP”s, Smartphones, and popular video and video blog sites.

The Ulead VideoStudio 10 Plus Canon HV10 Support Pack is available for download and can be found at the following location:


About Ulead VideoStudio 10

Ulead VideoStudio 10 is video editing and DVD authoring software that lets anyone do more with video. Choose from a complete array of easy-to-use tools to edit video and author discs. Or, use wizards to create exciting videos and slideshows automatically. Share your movies everywhere, from DVDs and VCDs, vlogs, to iPods to the latest high-definition home theater systems.

About InterVideo, Inc.

InterVideo is a leading provider of integrated digital and high-definition multimedia and audio/video content solutions in the PC, CE and wireless industries. The company’s broad suite of integrated multimedia software products are designed to enhance the consumer’s entertainment experience, whether the content is delivered to a home system, HDTV set, wireless system, mobile or personal multimedia device. InterVideo’s unique iMobi” multimedia codec technologies are widely used by Smartphones, GPS units and portable entertainment device OEMs and ODMs to enhance music and video enjoyment&any place, any time. The firm’s worldwide headquarters is at 46430 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA, 510-651-0888, InterVideo also has major offices in Taiwan, Japan, Mainland China and around the globe. For more information, visit www.intervideo.com.



NEW YORK, NY–(November 30, 2006)–Horizon Wimba, the leading provider of collaborative software to the online education market, announced today that it has closed a $10 million equity financing. The financing was led by Tudor Ventures, the private equity arm of Tudor Investment Corporation, with the participation of existing investors, including The Argentum Group, First Analysis Corporation, and Gefinor Ventures. Horizon Wimba will use the funds to accelerate product development and its sales and marketing efforts.

During the past six months, Horizon Wimba has achieved significant milestones including:

*Obtaining esteemed customers such as UMassOnline, San Diego State University, Drexel e-Learning, and New York University in the United States, and Keele University and Oxford Brookes University in Europe

*Unveiling Pronto, its free, school-centric instant messaging and voice chat tool which integrates with course management systems such as Blackboard

*Introducing the Wimba Podcaster, a tool which makes it easy for instructors to add audio files to their online courses to which students can then subscribe as podcasts

“We now have the resources to accelerate the development of new products and improve our existing ones in order to give our customers across the globe the best collaborative tools for online teaching and learning,” said Tommaso Trionfi, CEO of Horizon Wimba. “Our customers’ students come first and we’ll continue to invest our time and energy into ensuring that they’re equipped with the tools to receive the best education possible. Now, with the addition of Tudor Ventures to our existing investor group, coupled with the recent addition of Carol Vallone, former CEO of WebCT, to our Board, we believe we are well equipped to provide superior service to our customers while continuing to play a leading role in the education field.”

“Our investment in Horizon Wimba is testimony to the growth opportunities in the online education industry and the prominent role Horizon Wimba plays within it,” said Carmen Scarpa, Managing Director of Tudor Investment Corporation. “Based on its robust products and strong relationships with its customers worldwide, we believe that Horizon Wimba has cultivated a prominent name within education and we look forward to watching it continue to flourish.”

About Horizon Wimba

Horizon Wimba develops collaborative software applications addressing the diverse needs of the emerging online education market. Its software enables institutions to take advantage of the multitude of advances in the internet and internet-based technologies while also enhancing their course management systems. The Company’s virtual classroom solution enables educators to teach and meet live online, its vocal collaboration technologies add oral content directly into course content, web pages and assessments, its content authoring software allows users to quickly and easily convert Microsoft Wordä documents into web pages, and its test-generation and homework management tools allow faculty to create test, quiz, and exam questions. With simplicity and power, Horizon Wimba adds new dimensions to online, accessible education, enriching the learning experience for both students and instructors.

About Tudor

Tudor Ventures is the venture capital and private equity arm of Tudor Investment Corporation, an internationally recognized, diversified investment management firm with total assets under management in excess of $14.7 billion. Since the early 1990’s, Tudor and its principals have invested in over 65 companies, with a strong record of investment success, and currently manage over $500 million in private equity investments.


SYSTAT Software authorizes $1,000,000.00 in Software Grants for North American Education

San Jose, CA–November 30, 2006 – SYSTAT Software, Inc. (SSI) announced today that grants of its statistics and graphing software are now available to secondary and post-secondary institutions offering courses in all fields that provide student training in data analysis and interpretation. Individual grants range in value up to $30,000.00 depending on the software titles included.

With the goal of increasing student access to its software, SSI is using the Academic Distributing, Inc. (ADI) Education and Industry United (EIU) grants program to deliver grants to educational institutions throughout North America. This program authorizes academic resellers to offer software grants to US and Canadian schools that wish to add the software of participating vendors to their curricula.

“Most university and industry researchers are familiar with SigmaPlot, SigmaStat, and SYSTAT,” said Tanveer A. Khader, SSI’s Vice President for North American operations. “When we reviewed the ADI grant program we saw an opportunity to increase student experience with our software and at the same time offer the benefit of improved analytical skills.”

“ADI has been using, recommending, and distributing SSI software since 1990,” said Dr. Garry Rogers, ADI President. “We are proud to have the opportunity to administer grants for SSI. It is rewarding to see a major software company choose to use grants as a part of their marketing program. We believe that SSI’s investment will benefit their future sales, and will make a significant contribution to North American education. Everyone wins.”

EIU grants consist of nine multi-user perpetual licenses and one year of free upgrades. To qualify, schools must purchase one full copy of the software that includes all current reference manuals and program distribution disks. They must also submit an application letter and complete a form describing their installation plans for the software. The application letter must state that the receiving department does not currently offer courses that include SSI software. The letter must also include the course title, dates, credit offered, and the instructor’s name.

Grant applications will be accepted by Certified Reseller until March 31, 2007, or until the $1,000,000 budget is expended, whichever comes first. Application reviews will be complete within two weeks of receipt of completed applications. Software will be delivered soon after approval. The required installation form can be obtained by visiting http://www.ssi-academic.com contacting the Reseller listed there.

SSI’s licensing program offers cumulative discounts. Schools may count the licenses included in their grant when purchasing additional licenses. SSI’s tiered pricing provides greater discounts as the number of licenses increases. SigmaPlot licenses at the 5-10 level sell for $224.55 each, and at the 11-20 level they sell for $149.70. Additional licenses may be purchased at any time.

About SSI:

Headquartered in San Jose, California, USA, Systat Software Inc. (SSI) provides scientific software for data analysis at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Well-known scientists around the world combine their knowledge with that of skilled technology architects and software engineers to develop products that expand the capability and productivity of scientists everywhere. Learn more about SSI http://www.systat.com.

About ADI:

Winner of the “2006 Distributor of the Year Award” from Oser Communications Group, ADI is known to resellers throughout the U.S. and Canada for its strong support for campus stores and off-campus academic resellers. ADI provides education supply-chain services for 130 manufacturers and a worldwide network of more than 2,500 resellers. Learn more about ADI at http://www.academic-wholesale.com/



BOSTON (November 30, 2006)–WGBH Boston Video will debut two documentaries from the acclaimed American Experience series for the first time on DVD.

New York Underground: Building the Country’s Largest Subway System
New York Underground tells the story of how the longest, most sophisticated electric subway in the world was built. Its construction, begun in 1900, would change New York City forever, expanding its boundaries beyond a two-mile, densely populated stretch of lower Manhattan to encompass the countryside to the north and boroughs to the east.

Interviews with experts on nineteenth-century technology and New York social history recreate a sense of city life at the turn of the century: the rising merchant class, the wealthy established families, and the seemingly endless waves of poor immigrants, all brought together on the city’s crowded streets.

Roots of Resistance: The Story Behind the Underground Railroad

At the time of the Civil War, one of every eight people living in the United States was considered the legal property of someone else. This American Experience special tells the history of a clandestine network of black and whites willing to risk their lives to assist those slaves whose desperation drove them to escape.

What came to be called the Underground Railroad was a loosely organized group of deeply committed individuals who employed everything from secret codes to false-bottom wagons to bring fugitives out of bondage to havens of freedom in the northern U.S., Canada, and overseas. But arriving at last in a “free” state was no guarantee of freedom. Professional slave catchers and bounty hunters were often hired to track down runaways be enraged southern slave holders who considered the Underground Railroad nothing less than a conspiracy to deprive them of their lawful property.

Told through the narratives of escaped slaves and recollections of those descended from the Railroad’s courageous “passengers,” Roots of Resistance also explores the myriad of ways in which African Americans and their white allies fought against slavery and strove to make the dream of freedom real.

To order any DVD or VHS release from WGBH Boston Video, including New York Underground and Roots of Resistance, call (800) 949-8670 or visit shop.wgbh.org.

Since its launch, WGBH Boston Video has released many critically acclaimed public television programs on DVD and video, including the Emmy Award-winning The Miracle Of Life and The Elegant Universe (NOVA), The French Chef with Julia Child, David Copperfield (Masterpiece Theatre), The Joy of Stress, Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, Sister Wendy’s American Collection, Evolution, and Africans In America. Recent releases include The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (Mystery!), Degrassi Junior High, Origins (NOVA), They Made America, and Building Big with David Macaulay.

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Makau joins Centeris WorldPartner Program to Provide Windows/Linux Interoperability Solutions

Orem, UT & Bellevue, WA- November 30, 2006 -Makau Corporation, your training partner and home of the Makau Learning ApplianceT and Centeris® Corporation, a leading provider of Linux® server management and interoperability software, today, announced their partnership to promote Windows and Linux interoperability.

“Directory services consolidation is a growing category and we believe Centeris is poised to play a significant role by joining heterogeneous platforms to Active Directory,” said Daniel Smith, CEO of Makau Corporation.

Makau will be offering customers the Integrated Stack for SUSE Linux Enterprise (ISSLE) to help them bring the flexibility of Linux into their Windows environment-and quickly reduce costs. This solution was developed by IBM and Novell and includes proven, enterprise-quality software components, all fully integrated with a choice of enterprise-standard IBM servers and the Centeris Likewise Management Suite, which ensures seamless integration of Linux servers into a Windows environment.

Makau will also be offering customers Centeris Likewise 2.0 which seamlessly integrates Linux in their Windows network including integration with Microsoft Active Directory. By offering this solution, the Makau Learning appliance can be easily integrated into customers’ Windows environments making it a more cost-effective solution.

According to Mark Lindsay, Senior Sales Vice President for Makau Corporation, Centeris’ message resonates with the customers we work with. “As an ISV, we have found that Centeris Likewise 2.0 combined with the Makau eLearning Appliance allows organizations with Windows environments to easily take advantage of value of Open Standards based solutions.”

Centeris, as a partner gives Makau the tools and leads necessary to succeed in supplying customers with this solution. Centeris does not have an outside sales force and they count on partners, like Makau, to be their face to the customer.

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“We are excited to work with Makau, as a value added reseller of Centeris Likewise and the Novell ISSLE solution, to make it easier for customers to deploy Linux in a Windows environment,” said Lee Finck, Centeris’ Vice President of Sales.


Centeris provides server management software that makes Windows and Linux work well together, reducing the costs of running a mixed network. Centeris Corporation is a Bellevue, WA-based software company funded by leading venture capital firms Trinity Ventures, Intel Capital and Ignition Partners. Centeris has experienced management and engineering teams in place and is led by senior executives from technology companies such as Microsoft, F5 Networks, Novell, EMC and Mercury. For more information, visit www.centeris.com. For more information, please contact Peter Woodward at pwoodward@centeris.com.

Makau, your training partner, offers enterprise-wide, 24/7 delivery of next-generation and custom courses in partnership with training professionals, converting cost centers into revenue streams.

By partnering with Makau, organizations bridge the gap from:

*Training the top few to enterprise-wide learning

*Classroom-only instruction to customized, blended delivery

*Trainer limitations to unlimited e-learning delivery

*Mandated schedule to 24/7 availability

*High capital investment to flexible cost-sharing

Makau combines advanced e-learning with traditional on-site workshops. We employ rapid-development tools to create media-enhanced custom content. Using our SCORM-conformant LMS, Makau improves IT and professional skills course delivery over networks and the internet.

Makau Corporation is a private company established in 2002. For more information please contact Mark Lindsay at mlindsay@makaucorp.com.



LAS VEGAS, NV, NOVEMBER 30, 2006–KLAS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, NV, recently launched its top-rated local news programming in HDTV. With the HDTV version of its Channel 8 Eyewitness News now available on DTV channel 8.1, KLAS-TV has the distinction of being the first station in Nevada to broadcast its local news in HD.

While KLAS-TV has been carrying the CBS primetime tier in HDTV for years, upgrading its entire local news operation represented a major investment in its station infrastructure, as well as a quantum leap in quality for its live local news product.

For HD newsgathering and commercial production, KLAS-TV purchased 18 new Fujinon HS16x4.6ERM HD lenses, which are used in conjunction with 18 Sony PDW-530 XDCAM HD camcorders.

Since the HD launch, the Sony XDCAM camcorders and Fujinon lenses have been used extensively in daily news acquisition both in the field and in-studio. According to Matthew Adams, chief photographer at KLAS-TV, the lenses have performed well in all types of weather and lighting conditions, as well as on a wide range of news stories.

“Because the HD picture is very rich in detail and resolution, we didn’t just want to shoot in SD 16:9. We wanted to shoot in the best possible native HD image quality with a wide field of view,” explained Adams. “While the Fujinon HS16x4.6ERM HD XDCAM HD lens is a relatively compact, lightweight package, this lens can go very wide with almost a complete lack of curvature to the image.”

The equipment upgrades at KLAS-TV supporting the native HD news gathering and production are being handled in phases, including the XDCAM HD acquisition gear, five Grass Valley Aurora nonlinear editing systems, and early in 2007, a new HD news helicopter.

“A key factor in our selection of this Fujinon lens is the fact that it offers a wide field of view without sacrificing the telephoto capabilities,” said Adams. “It also helps that this Fujinon lens is rugged and our field crews don’t have to treat them like fragile eggs when they’re chasing a breaking story.” The KLAS field crew includes 18 photojournalists all standardized on this particular XDCAM HD lens. They shoot 1080i 16:9 HD; however, they always protect for the 4:3 safe area because the SDTV audience watching KLAS on Channel 8 still represents the majority of viewers.

Among the features that Adams said were particularly important to KLAS’ photographers are Fujinon’s One-Shot Preset and Auto Cruising Zoom: “Since we have the 2X extender on our lens to double the zoom capability, we’re able to pull back from a tight zoom to a very wide shot. The 2X extender is a ‘must’ for news gathering,” said Adams. “But, with One-Shot Preset. I’m able to set a limit or automatic stopping points to keep from going as wide as the lens can go. This keeps me from getting things that I don’t want in the shot, such as the ‘barn doors’ and matte boxes on the lenses,” said Adams. “When I set-up an official stop point, the zoom on the lens will stop precisely wherever I want it to.”

Adams also said that Fujinon’s Auto Cruising Zoom enables shooters to achieve precise zoom control with minimal camera movement. After starting the zoom, the operator no longer has to come in contact with the camera until the shot is completed. “Another zoom feature that I use a lot is the Quick Zoom feature, which is a very fast servo mechanism that allows you to quickly zoom into the picture to either check the focus or just get a tighter shot. Without these zoom features, there is room for mistakes.”

Adams also appreciates the “Hot Shoe interface” running from the lens through the bayonet mount to the camera, as opposed to an external cord running on the outside of the components, as on most camcorders. “This interface supports the transfer of communications and power from the camcorder to the lens,” said Adams. “But by running the cord through the bayonet mount, instead of having it hang on the outside, means that there is no opportunity for that cord to snag on something and break off, bringing production to a standstill.”

Among the first stories that KLAS news crews covered with the new lenses were: a murder in the State Treasurer’s office; a controversial pipeline designed to carry water from Northern to Southern Nevada; and a story on wild horses running free in Nevada, which Adams said “produced remarkably breathtaking footage.”

Introduced at the 2006 NAB show, Fujinon’s new series of XDCAM HD lenseswhich includes the HS16x4.6ERM, HS18X5.5ERM, HSs18X5.5RM, XS13x3.3RM, XS17x5.5RMwere designed specifically for use with Sony’s XDCAM (1/2-inch chip) HD camcorders, including the PDW-510 XDCAM HD for DVCAM recording and PDW-530 XDCAM HD for MPEG IMX and DVCAM recording. Designed for ENG applications, the HS16x4.6ERM HD lens has a high zoom ratio, wide angle, and a built-in 2x range extender.

About Fujinon

Fujinon is a major manufacturer and distributor of optics and lens assemblies for the broadcast, digital cinema and industrial markets. The company’s line of television zoom lenses are used in virtually every segment of the broadcast industry, including electronic newsgathering, studio and field production, and high definition television. For more information about Fujinon broadcast and communications products, call (973) 633-5600 or visit our web site at www.fujinonbroadcast.com.


Avilar Introduces Competency Model Workshops to Support Growing Demand for Practical Talent Management Strategies

Columbia, MD–November 30, 2006–Avilar, Inc, a leader in competency management and eLearning solutions, introduces competency management workshops designed to help professionals build cost-effective competency models. The workshops will teach organizations how to build a competency framework that will support their efforts in
training, performance management, career planning, succession planning, and recruiting.

“The number of people contacting us at Avilar about competency management initiatives
is exciting,” says Christine Hipple, Avilar’s Director of Workforce Solutions and a
twenty-year veteran in the field. “The learning, business and human resource communities understand that competency management is at the heart of talent management, but it’s tough to move from a conceptual understanding to a practical implementation,” says Hipple. “Unfortunately, many people are getting stuck in the planning stages of competency management and experiencing frustration before they’ve had a chance to get any results. We developed the workshop to give professionals an
action plan that will take them from the initial steps to the core of the initiative.”

In addition to the Competency Management 101: Competency Models that WORK workshops, Avilar offers a competency management software product, iSkills, as well as consulting services to support competency management efforts. Avilar is also a ten year veteran in eLearning with its Learning Management System, WebMentor LMS.

According to Hipple, the full-day interactive workshop will cater to business leaders, learning and human resource management professionals, and talent management consultants. The four initial workshops, scheduled in Columbia, MD, Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA and San Diego, CA, will provide attendees with a customized project plan to
support competency management efforts at their organizations. Additional workshops on
advanced competency management techniques and strategies will be introduced in March
2007, says Hipple.

“Competency management programs can seem an ominous task without the right tools and directions to assist in the process,” says Hipple. “For this workshop, we’ve broken the competency management planning process into a practical set of specific actions to make the process realistic and manageable.”

Hipple says the workshop is based on decades of experience in understanding which factors make a competency management program successful at varying organizations across many sectors. The workshop includes a pre-workshop questionnaire to enable workshop instructors to customize the session to the needs of the attendees, a full day
session from which attendees will leave with a competency management project plan, a blog for competency management discussion, and a follow-up live web conference meeting for attendees to share their challenges and successes and ask questions of Avilar’s competency management consulting team.

To learn more about Avilar and the Competency Management workshop, visit www.avilar.com.

About Avilar Technologies

Avilar Technologies, The Competency Company, provides web-based competency management and learning solutions for the corporate, government and academic sectors. With its Smart, Strategic and Proactive solutions, Avilar offers a ompetency-based approach to workforce development to help organizations build a competency framework that will support efforts in training, performance management, career planning, succession planning, and recruiting. Formed in 1997, Avilar was a ioneer in the e-Learning marketplace. The flagship WebMentor® product line, originally introduced in 1998, includes a complete suite of affordable, easy-to-use, and full-featured competency evelopment and management tools. Avilar is the recipient of the Excellence in Elearning for ustomer Satisfaction award from Brandon Hall and E-Learning Magazine, and was cited by Training Magazine as a top “Price-to-Value” provider.


Leading PC Manufacturers Use Altiris Solutions to Automate Windows Vista Deployment and Migration

NEW YORK CITY–Nov. 30, 2006–Altiris, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRS), a pioneer of service-oriented management solutions, today announced that leading PC hardware manufacturers are working with Altiris to automate Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office1 system deployment and migration for business customers. As IT organizations prepare computing environments for computing changes and upgrades, Altiris has developed Vista-ready, service-oriented management solutions to drive business continuity through the transition.

Altiris works with the leading PC hardware manufacturers to provide customers with automated Windows deployment and migration solutions that support specific PC hardware requirements. Altiris solutions automate the process of migrating user settings and data to new PCs running Windows Vista to help maintain user productivity. Altiris solutions also help IT organizations reduce the cost and complexity of analyzing hardware readiness and deploying and migrating Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system to existing PC environments.

According to Gartner research, “Vendors that sell configuration management and software distribution tools have been including components to help with PC migration and deployment since shortly after Windows 2000 shipped.” Moreover, “In our model, automating the process reduces PC deployment costs by $578 per PC.”

A well-planned, automated approach to Windows Vista deployment and migration helps optimize employee productivity through the transition. In preparation, Microsoft and Altiris are working to enhance Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) methodology. Altiris technology has been used by customers to streamline the deployment and migration of millions of Windows installations worldwide.

“Windows Vista has focused on increasing automation for deployment and has worked with Altiris to help customers quickly and easily transition to a great computing experience,” said Brad Goldberg, General Manager for Microsoft Windows Client Product Management Group. “Altiris service-oriented management software, leveraging the Business Desktop Deployment methodology, helps businesses automate the roll out of Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system.”

Dwain Kinghorn, Altiris CTO, went on to say, “We expect Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system to be disruptive technologies that will be rapidly adopted by our customers. Altiris has established its expertise in helping IT organizations quickly and easily automate business change. Our working relationships with Microsoft, Dell, Intel, HP and other leading hardware OEMs allow us to integrate solutions for automated hardware refresh, streamlined Windows Vista deployment and migration, and ongoing service-oriented management.”

Gregory Bryant, general manager, Intel Digital Office Platforms Group, said, “The built-in management, proactive security, and energy-efficient performance benefits of Intel vPro technology, featuring the Intel Core12 Duo Processor, working with Windows Vista will dramatically improve the end-user’s and the IT manager’s experience. We’ve collaborated with Altiris to optimize the Altiris management solutions to take advantage of Intel vPro technology so business customers can realize greater user productivity while enabling more effective remote management and enforceable security.”

Altiris solutions enable increased IT control and delivery of efficient software operations and additional employee productivity by automating all phases of software and hardware management including inventory, application packaging and virtualization, Windows deployment, imaging and migration, patching, software delivery, license management and ongoing maintenance. These solutions are natively integrated through the Altiris service-oriented architecture and configuration management database (CMDB) to help businesses better control IT change.

Altiris has provided resources at www.easyvistamigration.com to help businesses better plan for upcoming Vista migrations. The portal includes information about the ‘Definitive Guide to Vista Migration’ complimentary eBook, and the ‘Steps to a Successful Hardware Refresh’ whitepaper. Altiris is also participating in worldwide Microsoft launch events for Windows Vista.

About Altiris

Altiris, Inc. is a leading provider of service-oriented management software that enables IT organizations to easily manage, secure and service heterogeneous IT assets. Flexible solutions from Altiris help IT align services to drive business objectives, deliver audit-ready security, automate tasks, and reduce the cost and complexity of management. For more information, visit www.altiris.com.


Student Achievement Grants

The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Proposals for work resulting in low-income and minority student success with honors, advanced placement, or other challenging curricula are particularly encouraged.


Start Something

This program is based on Start Something, a book of life lessons written by Earl Woods, father to golf champ Tiger Woods. In the program, teachers and students do a variety of things, including reading and talking about leadership, being a team player, helping students think about what they like to do, guiding them in the formation of goals, and helping them create a volunteer service project. After completing the program, students can apply for a Start Something Individual Grant of up to $5,000. Students can use this money to help pursue their dreams, whatever they might be.