SOURCE: Timecruiser Computing Corporation

October 14, 2008 10:00 ET

Timecruiser Sees Growing Market Demand for SaaS Services in Higher Education

Customers Upgrade and Extend Timecruiser Applications

FAIRFIELD, NJ--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - Timecruiser® Computing Corporation, a trusted software as a service (SaaS) partner to the higher education community, today announced strong market momentum for its on demand campus communication, collaboration, and learning systems. Post-secondary institutions from across the nation have renewed their commitment to CampusCruiser's award-winning portal services and expanded their Timecrusier-provided portfolio of on-demand services to better meet institutional goals. Fueling the momentum for on-demand systems and services are:

--  cost savings on capital investment,
--  software upgrades,
--  personnel,
--  energy,
--  performance gains,
--  ease of upgrades,
--  and better overall system value.
    

"The underlying economics of SaaS multi-tenancy means that colleges can benefit from ongoing improvements and new functionalities without shouldering the workload or cost," said Allen Wang, Timecruiser's President and CEO. "By leveraging Timecruiser's on-demand solutions, colleges can plan for their expenditures for these technologies over the long run much more easily and concentrate on taking advantage of technology to achieve institutional goals."

Institutions that have renewed their commitment to CampusCruiser® include public and private colleges and universities:

Cape Fear Community College (NC)
Chesapeake Community College (MD)
College of DuPage (IL)
Lenoir Community College (NC)
Keene State College (NH)
Mitchell Community College (NC)
Midlands Technical Community College (SC)
Nash Community College (NC)
Roanoke-Chowan Community College (NC)
Roger Williams University (RI)
South West Texas Junior College (TX)
Wayne Community College (NC)

Online and traditional institutions that have expanded their Timecruiser-provided on-demand services by adding CruiserAlert™ and/or CourseCruiser™ to their portfolio include:

Albertus Magnus College (CT)
Berklee College of Music (MA)
College of DuPage (IL)
Eastern Wyoming Community College (WY)
Haywood Community College (NC)
Laramie County Community College (WY)
Northeastern Iowa Community College (IA)
Mayland Community College (NC)
Ocean County College (NJ)
Pamlico Community College (NC)
Plaza College (NY)
Tarrant County College District (TX)
Trident Technical College (SC)
Western International University (AZ)
Western Iowa Tech Community College (IA)
Western Wyoming Community College (WY)
Westmoreland County Community College (PA)
Wilson Community College (NC)

Western International University Enhances Student and Faculty Service with Intuitive LMS

Western International University (WIU), provider of innovative quality degree programs to working adults, recently upgraded to Timecruiser's CourseCruiser LMS to deliver a higher quality interactive online learning experience to students and faculty. With this streamlined, pedagogically-flexible system, the learning styles of today's active learners are supported through instructor-created learning paths that may include content, multimedia, and team project-based activities. The upgraded functionality includes advanced student tracking reporting which empowers academic faculty with easier access to more relevant student data, enabling them to better serve students, as well as identify and help students that may be struggling -- resulting in greater student retention.

"Timecruiser's on-demand communication, collaboration, and learning applications are a perfect fit for our culture and members of the campus community use the applications in innovative ways," said Scott Wiegand, Associate Director of University Technology. "We completed the implementation to our constituents without interruption, providing new functionality without the pain typically associated with an IT upgrade. In fact, students and faculty have quickly adopted the new LMS with little or no training aside from the built-in video tutorials."

Tarrant County College Implements CruiserAlert to Augment Communications Service

Tarrant County College, serving the citizens of Tarrant County, Texas at four major campuses, recently added Timecruiser's CruiserAlert notification service to better meet the dynamic communication needs of its geographically dispersed constituency. The deployment of CruiserAlert will dramatically increase the scale and speed of high priority communications and enable Tarrant to rapidly reach over 35,000 individuals from a single console.

When Tarrant faces an emergency, whether a power outage or traffic accident, it is now able to act quickly and put the right information in the hands of the people impacted regardless of where they are.

"One of the most important aspects of a technology partnership is that the vendor is directed at meeting our individual institutional challenges," said Maria Shelton, CIO of TCC. "Based on our rewarding history with Timecruiser, we knew we could rely on them to deliver an alert system that helps us achieve a very high rate of student and personnel notification."

About Timecruiser Computing Corporation

Since 1995, institutions of higher education have relied upon Timecruiser to deliver innovative enterprise management solutions, backed by unrivaled customer service and technical support. Timecruiser's award-winning products are used by over 2.5 million students, faculty, and administrators at 90 institutions to

--  Improve Campus Communication
--  Implement Effective Course Management
--  Streamline Faculty Workload
--  Build Cohesive Campus Communities
--  Increase Efficiencies Campus-wide
    

The company's flagship product, CampusCruiser® was launched in 1999. In recent years, Timecruiser has expanded to include CourseCruiser™ Learning Management System, which assists faculty in efficiently managing and delivering learning content and resources to students and CruiserAlert™, a high priority and emergency mass notification system.

Contact Information

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