Account management tool works with Google Apps

Pearson today announced that its automated identity management tool, CloudConnect, is now available for Google Apps for Education, a free suite of hosted email and collaboration applications for schools.

CloudConnect connects to the school’s student information system, Google Apps or Office 365 application and creates new accounts, removes old accounts and updates current accounts as needed, automatically and in real-time.

Using standards-based interoperability, CloudConnect will work with any school or district’s existing technology infrastructure. CloudConnect is available in a local or cloud-hosted version, depending on the needs of the existing data environment.