Technology Insights

 

The Cutting Edge of Banner Support: Upgrades and Exadata Migrations

| by Walt Buckaloo, Senior VP of Professional Services, Columbia Advisory Group (CAG) The Ellucian Banner system has recently undergone a 21st century transformation allowing students to register for classes or pay fees from their mobile devices if their institutions enable those features. Banner upgrades and the process of enabling feature sets require most institutions to hire professional support. Why? A team with experience in navigating Banner’s complexities can make the process faster, easier, and...

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E&I National Coalition on Enterprise Systems & Services Welcomes Newest Members

| by Michelle Nettuno, Category Marketing Manager, Technology at E&I Cooperative Services We are proud to welcome two new members to the E&I National Coalition on Enterprise Systems and Services, which was founded to aid in the strategic direction of the E&I Technology Category. Welcome Rudy Bellavia, Managing Director & Chief of Staff, Office of Business & Finance at Arizona State University (ASU) Rudy oversees the research, analysis, and implementation of multi-faceted projects all of...

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The HESS Consortium’s ERP/SIS Collective Selects Mythics & Oracle Cloud

| By Keith Fowlkes Vice President, Technology, E&I Cooperative Services The HESS Consortium is a group of 210 private, non-profit E&I member colleges and universities that are looking for new ways to collaborate and uncover cost savings opportunities in ERP/SIS operations and cloud services. The HESS Collective, a subset of the Consortium comprised of 32 institutions, spent over 14 months evaluating several cloud-native ERP/SIS solutions to select a common, modern ERP/SIS platform for participants to move...

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New Kano PC Empowers Students with Next Generation Content & Experiences

| by Oliver Dotsch, Senior Education Account Manager, Kano A new generation is rising. Kano, a CDW-G vendor, in partnership with Microsoft, has designed a new kind of computer specifically aimed at supporting K-12 students: the Kano PC. The Kano PC supports everyday learning with the power of Windows 10 Pro, is easily managed using Microsoft’s Intune for Education and Autopilot, and empowers students with next generation content and experiences. The Kano PC is modular—students...

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CDW•G Amplified™ Services

With the recent addition of IT Professional Services to the E&I CDW-G contract for computer equipment & hardware, we wanted to learn more about how these services benefit E&I members. We sat down with Melissa Deets, Manager – Business Development, SLED at CDW-G, to focus on CDW Amplified™ Services, which include infrastructure, security, workspace, and support services. In general, what are CDW-G Amplified™ Services? CDW-G Amplified™ Services are technology services designed to help solve customers’...

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When Privacy Matters, Not all Contact Tracing Solutions Are Alike

| by Sebastian Andreatta, Co-Founder & COO of Kiana Analytics Cases of COVID-19 are increasing and institutions are struggling to keep their programs active. Educational leaders now have a better understanding of best practices for dealing with the pandemic: wear masks, test regularly, isolate when necessary, clean infected areas immediately and perform contact tracing. The last best practice is the most complicated because it requires manual contact to locate exposed individuals. Automated contact tracing can...

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Introducing the New Xerox® PrimeLink® B9100 Series

by Cheryl Otstott at Xerox This blog originally appeared on the Xerox At Your Service blog on February 25, 2020. The Xerox® PrimeLink® B9100 Series is a new family of monochrome multifunction printers. The PrimeLink B9100 Series is a great investment for the production or office environment. The PrimeLink B9100 series is versatile and also has many options, from faxing to multiple finishers. Did you know that approximately 63% of the documents printed worldwide are printed in...

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Keeping Your Campus or District Community Safe with Kiana Contact Tracing

by Keith Fowlkes, Vice President, Technology Category at E&I Cooperative Services I will be the first to admit that there are hundreds of new products out there today to address the needs of education in our new pandemic reality. When analyzing the technology market, I see so many new products being released — many much too fast — into the education market without any guarantees they will work. This is especially true in the area of contact...

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Watch Now: E&I’s New Contract with Kiana Analytics

| by E&I Cooperative Services We are very excited about E&I’s new agreement with Kiana Analytics, a leading provider of real-time location and predictive analytics. Kiana’s cloud-based digital contact tracing solution provides an immediate response to COVID-19 or other viral exposure. Kiana’s digital contact tracing platform is quickly and easily deployed by leveraging your institution’s existing Wi-Fi infrastructure and hardware. Their COVID-19 exposure capability immediately pinpoints at-risk individuals, groups, and areas within your institution and...

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Announcing a #ResilienceNetwork Procurement Solution for COVID

| by Michael Feldstein This announcement originally appeared on eLiterate.us. One of the massive challenges facing colleges as they prepare for the return to school during COVID is procuring everything they need, from equipment to keep people safe, to educational software and services to keep students learning online. That's why I'm delighted to announce that E&I Cooperative Services is joining the Empirical Educator Project as a sponsor and contributing their COVID-19 Recovery Solutions Navigator as a resilience network project....

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