Columbia Advisory Group (CAG)

Columbia Advisory Group (CAG) Can Help

Cybercrime is rampant during this COVID remote learning environment. According to the Wall Street Journal, the FBI is seeing DOUBLE the number of cybercrime incidents as hackers exploit new weaknesses associated with remote work. One university was recently in the news for paying over $300,000 to a ransomware attacker. Does your institution have adequate protocols and systems to prevent data attacks as you launch into another semester of online or hybrid learning? CAG provides security assessments, remediation, and ongoing support via virtual Chief Information Security Officer services.

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Watch a replay of the Interim CIO Service & IT Leadership During Covid-19 & Beyond webinar to hear from two universities about how an interim CIO from CAG helped their institutions make significant IT progress and respond to cybersecurity threats and needs, especially during this pandemic

Columbia Advisory Group (CAG) provides best-in-class IT consulting and support services for education. CAG works with a broad-range of top-tier technology partners and provides consulting, implementation, and IT support for the platforms and services most critical to educational institutions nationwide.

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CAG understands that IT challenges faced by higher education and K-12 are unique, and therefore offers innovative solutions and resources necessary to support the needs of campuses and districts of every size and budget. The company delivers exceptional customized consulting, strategy, data security, and services that are flexible and scalable in every area of information technology. All services are available a la carte, and on a per project or fixed fee contract basis.

The CAG education team has significant experience assisting institutions large and small with all of their IT needs. CAG works with most top-tier technology providers serving higher ed and offers innovative, best-in-class solutions tailored to each client’s unique needs, budgets and goals. From hardware, software, and cloud to enterprise solutions like ERP, LMS, and SIS, CAG understands the often unique IT challenges of higher education.

CAG partners with K-12 schools and school districts to provide IT strategy consulting and professional services. School districts can, by their very nature, be somewhat decentralized. CAG’s experienced professionals can help develop and execute cohesive IT strategies that serve the needs of all stakeholders in the short-, medium-, and long-term. This includes all aspects of IT, from network connectivity and equipment assistance to new learning services and A/V design, installation and support.

CAG’s broad range of expert technology services includes:

  • IT Consulting Services
  • Managed Services
  • ERP, LMS, & SIS Implementation & Management
  • A/V Design, Installation, & Support
  • Network and Systems Security
  • Application & Cloud Services
  • Integration Services
  • Data Analytics
  • Digital Strategy
  • Network Administration & Help Desk Support
  • IT Outsourcing & Supplemental Staffing
  • IT Governance, Risk, & Compliance

Viewpoints: David McLaughlin, President & CEO of CAG, discusses IT support services, strategies for innovations and budget automation, and more.

CAG proudly works with a wide range of top-tier technology providers, including:

This Lead Public Agency Agreement is based on the adoption of the Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMUC) agreement awarded from TAMUC RFP# B300011 for Operation of Technology Services.

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More Information

Please contact your E&I Member Representative or Michael Mast, Business Development Manager, Technology.

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