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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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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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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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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E&I SSC Meetings Drive Successful Collaboration

by Michelle Nettuno,Category Marketing Manager, Technologyat E&I Cooperative Services On Monday, February 3, 2020, E&I staff, members, and business partners gathered together for our bi-annual E&I Category Strategy and Strategic Sourcing Committee (SSC) meetings in Dallas, Texas. The Technology Strategy Team, consisting of representatives from E&I’s Technology Category and IT leaders from member institutions, spent the day collaborating on E&I contracts and sharing ideas for future RFPs and contract adoptions. The day began with a...

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Interim, Fractional, and Virtual IT Leadership for Higher Education

| November 26, 2019 | by Haley Rose, CMO, Columbia Advisory Group Did you know that the salaries for top CIOs in the US can be well above $300,000 per year, even before you factor in benefits and expenses? Many colleges and universities need this level of expertise on staff, but budgeting for this salary and recruiting strong candidates can be a challenge, especially in non-metropolitan areas. CIOs are in greater demand than ever, so strong candidates come at...

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