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FileMaker demonstrates new Bento personal database, plus solutions for student assessment and data analysis, at 2008 Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC)


Santa Clara, Calif, and Orlando, FL (FETC Conference) – Jan. 21, 2008 – FileMaker, Inc. will showcase the new Bento personal database software for Mac OS X Leopard, and will also demonstrate FileMaker Pro database solutions for student assessment and data analysis, at the 2008 Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), Jan. 23-25, 2008, Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL ( ). FileMaker representatives will demonstrate Bento and FileMaker Pro K-12 solutions in Booth # 1312.

On Thursday, Jan. 24 from 4:30 to 5:25 p.m., Bill Harman, technology consultant at Montgomery County Public Schools, will conduct “School Improvement: Student Assessment & Data Analysis,” a session showing schools how to use technology to more easily comply with the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. Harman will show how he uses database management software to create powerful student data analysis tools and how other schools can use this approach to help monitor student achievement. He also will examine how to analyze this information as an integral part of student achievement plans that include responsive teaching and learning programs.

FileMaker database software helps schools collect, manage and report on student and administrative data. More than 10,000 K-12 schools use FileMaker in their data-driven decision-making processes to achieve greater operational efficiency, comply with federal and state reporting requirements and track student performance.

At the FileMaker booth, educators can receive free 30-day trials of both Bento and FileMaker Pro 9.

Bento is the stylish new personal database software from FileMaker that is as easy to use as a Mac. Bento features an iTunes-like interface that puts Address Book, iCal and other Mac information in one place to make organization easy. More than 140,000 copies of Bento were downloaded during the two-month public preview. Bento trial software is also available at

FileMaker also offers the K-12 Education Starter Kit, featuring five education starter solutions, a K-12 resource guide and a student assessment white paper. A trial version of FileMaker 9 can be downloaded at

About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker, Inc. develops award-winning database software. Its products include the legendary FileMaker Pro product line for Windows, Mac and the Web, and the new Bento personal database for Mac. Millions of customers, from individuals to large organizations, rely on FileMaker, Inc. software to manage, analyze and share information. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Inc.


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