IBM Adds Mac Support to IDS for Higher Education
will add Mac OS X Leopard to the list of operating systems supported by its Informix Dynamic Server
"Support for Mac for
Higher education has a great interest and investment in the Mac, encompassing a variety of roles from administration to research, said Anthony Southworth, the manager of research and technology at Jenzabar, an
Jenzabar's database management software provides Web-enabled applications for managing all types of campus data ranging from admissions, alumni development, payroll and student life, among others, the company said.
Before the addition of Mac support, Southworth said Jenzabar structured their products around a Java-based development environment so they'd be able to work together with Windows- and Linux-based workstations running campus management applications.
"If the customer's IT staff are running Macs, they really like to have their development workstations be Mac compatible," Southworth said. "We wanted an environment they'd be familiar with," he said.
Jenzabar currently has about 770 higher education clients running one of their two flagship database management software products, CX for Windows and EX for Linux operating systems, said a Jenzabar spokesperson, including Columbia College Chicago,