Technology Insights

 

Avoid Technology Hardware Delays Caused by Global Chip Shortages

| by Michael Mast, Business Development Manager, Technology at E&I Cooperative Services Anywhere you look online these days, you can’t help but notice articles covering the ongoing global semiconductor chip shortage. Its impact on global supply chains is widespread for technology hardware, affecting everything from computers, printers, and tablets to smartphones, Chromebooks, and other devices. What started in 2020 as delays linked to increased product demand due to COVID-19 has spiraled into what’s now being termed the...

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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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Supplier Spotlight: University of Louisville & Workday

Why the University of Louisville is Moving their ERP Platform to Workday | by Michelle Nettuno, Category Marketing Manager, Technology at E&I Cooperative Services M. Rehan Khan, Vice Provost and CIO, IT Services at the University of Louisville, and Robert Steele, Vice President, Higher Education & Non-Profit Sales at Workday, discuss the University of Louisville’s project to move their ERP platform to Workday through the E&I Workday agreement. What issues is the University of Louisville (UofL)...

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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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Impact of New OSHA Laws on Hands-On Training Curriculum in Higher Ed

| by Kiana Analytics States across the U.S. are implementing a variety of personnel protection programs to drive clearer guidelines on managing COVID-19 exposure throughout their facilities, campuses, and buildings. Many states have begun implementing regulations to provide health and safety measures targeted at ensuring schools have measures in place to rapidly alert those exposed and protocols to reduce further exposure. Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and...

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The University of Louisville’s Selection of E&I’s Workday Contract Highlights a Growing Trend

| by Keith Fowlkes, Vice President, Technology at E&I Cooperative Services The University of Louisville (UofL) recently selected Workday to replace their previous enterprise resource planning (ERP) software through the E&I Workday contract. The selection of Workday represents much more than just a university’s purchase of a new enterprise system. UofL’s purchase decision highlights a growing trend of large institutions recognizing the value of using E&I’s competitive contracts to save money, time, and staff resources...

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The Cybersecurity “Perfect Storm” of 2020

| by Brad Hudson, Deputy CISO, Columbia Advisory Group CISSP, CCSP, CCNP, MCSA, MCITP:EA, SA The year 2020 brought us all incredible challenges as we coped with the impact of COVID-19, and cybersecurity is no exception. 2020 created the “perfect storm” for cybersecurity when you consider how each of these trends has created enormous opportunity for cybercriminals: We are all online more, even inexperienced users. As students, staff, parents, and grandparents navigate networks, devices, passwords,...

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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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Quick-Turn Hybrid Learning Upgrades at Prairie View A&M University

| by Columbia Advisory Group In May of 2020 it started to become evident that the COVID–19 pandemic was not going to be defeated quickly. At that time, many education experts, parents, and students began to realize that typical classroom learning environments were not going to be sufficient for the foreseeable future. PVAMU Contacts CAG for Distance Learning Support Columbia Advisory Group (CAG) was contacted by PVAMU’s Deputy Chief Information Officer Midhat Asghar and his...

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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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