Technology Insights

 

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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Embracing Flexibility to Survive in Higher Education

by Nick Schiavi, Global Head of Higher Education & Nonprofit, Unit4 This blog originally appeared on the Unit4 Blog. What do people, data, and technology have in common in higher education? Your strategic approach to each of them needs to be flexible. In the 21st century, students are demanding more than ever. And governments, the public, and the economy are putting higher education institutions under increasing pressure to prove their worth. Both in terms of social value and ROI against funding and student fees. This is leading to a...

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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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Supplier Spotlight: Workday

Why Collin College Selected E&I’s Workday ERP Contract  | by Michelle Nettuno, Category Marketing Manager, Technology at E&I Cooperative Services Mike Dickson, Chief Innovation Officer at Collin College, and Robert Steele, Vice President, Higher Education at Workday, share the benefits of purchasing an ERP system through the E&I Workday agreement. Tell us about the ERP system Collin College currently has in place. Dickson: Our current ERP system is SQL based. It is hosted onsite, and...

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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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Getting Results with the Best Return on Investment

| by Ron Kraemer As we all face the issues with COVID-19 and the resulting economic consequences, it is more important than ever that we take advantage of offerings that present efficiencies from both financial and staffing perspectives. When we want to buy new software or establish new contracts or licensing agreements, each of us must go through many steps. Besides the cost of the product or service, there are legal, security, licensing configuration, indemnification,...

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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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Columbia Advisory Group’s IT Assessments Help You Make the Most of Limited IT Budgets

Does your higher education institution need to reduce IT spend in order to meet budget goals, or redeploy resources for digital transformation or student success? According to a recent EDUCAUSE QuickPoll, 72% of higher education institutions are planning for an IT budget reduction by the fall 2020 semester, while 92% are planning to—or are considering—investing in digital transformation. Columbia Advisory Group’s (CAG’s) team of IT experts work with higher education institutions across the US, and...

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Supplier Spotlight: SKC Communications

An Interview with Blake Overton, Account Executive at SKC | by Michelle Nettuno, Category Marketing Manager, Technology at E&I Cooperative Services SKC Communications designs, builds, and manages technology for enterprise collaboration using video, voice and AV technologies, to enable faster and smarter communications. The company is platinum certified with many leading brands, such as AMX, Crestron, Extron, Poly, and QSC. SKC’s main objective is to help members improve productivity while lowering operating costs. We sat down...

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Low-Hanging Fruit

Mythics for Oracle Licensing Drives Cost Savings for Your Institution | by Keith Fowlkes, Vice President, Technology Category at E&I Cooperative Services If you're like most other colleges and universities right now, you're actively looking for new areas of savings for your institution. In the face of COVID-19 and the subsequent downturn in funding for education nationwide, many institutions are searching for ways to cut costs in technology operations. E&I’s contract with Mythics for Oracle is...

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