Technology

 

The EDUCAUSE 2019 Top 10 IT Issues for Higher Education

At the 2018 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference last November, panel members described their findings on what will be the 2019 top 10 IT issues for Higher Education, and anticipated the impact of those issues for the year. The list was developed by a panel of experts comprised of IT and non-IT leaders, CIOs and faculty members, and then voted on by EDUCAUSE members in an annual survey. Findings were based on the results of many factors,...

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Supplier Spotlight: Columbia Advisory Group

An Interview with Steve Erwin, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer | By E&I Cooperative Services We sat down with Steve Erwin, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Columbia Advisory Group (CAG)  to talk about IT trends and challenges, and how higher education and K-12 institutions should be tackling their cybersecurity strategy. What are some of the trends and challenges you're seeing in IT security in education? A common challenge we are...

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Spend Data in Education

A Flashlight in the Dark | By Chris Jarvis,Director, Spend Analytics & Market Intelligence; Mike Fox,Strategic Sourcing Analyst; and Ralph Maier,Vice President, Contracts Operations & Business Developmentat E&I Cooperative Services If you find yourself walking in a dark room filled with obstacles, wouldn’t you like to have a flashlight? That flashlight is data – it’s what illuminates that dark room so you can get a handle on your environment. In the world of supply chain,...

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Watch Now: E&I’s New Contract with D2L

| September 10, 2018 | By Keith Fowlkes, Vice President, Technology at E&I Cooperative Services After a very thorough solicitation process with an RFP team of member institution technology leaders, D2L, Ltd. (formerly Desire2Learn) and their new Brightspace learning management software (LMS) system has been selected as E&I's learning management software contract provider. It was clear to the team that D2L, with their new cloud-native Brightspace software, is an emerging leader in the LMS market today....

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ERP, Cloud, and the Vision of a New Model

How Can Procurement Professionals Get Involved? | By Keith Fowlkes, Vice President, Technology at E&I Cooperative Services A version of this blog originally appeared in EDUCAUSE Review. Today’s technology leaders in higher education seem to be running into several recurring subjects of concern surrounding enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, student information systems (SIS), and cloud-based systems. CIOs, CTOs, and Directors are basing their planning and buying decisions on these concerns. So, what exactly is happening...

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Buying Computer & Network Equipment

Why Resellers are the Answer for Technology Procurement | By Keith Fowlkes,Vice President, Technology at E&I Cooperative Services With today’s tight educational budgets and the ever-increasing needs for technology, support operations professionals are caught between a rock and a hard place. How can support staff keep up with the demands of their campus while controlling costs? Fewer original equipment manufacturer (OEM) options and the struggle to meet customer demands in a high turnover environment means...

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The Virtual Reality Academe

An Enterprise Technology Shift in the Coming Decade | By Keith Fowlkes,Vice President, Technology at E&I Cooperative Services I recently read a great article by David Raths in Campus Technology titled: 7 Tips for Getting Started with VR/AR, which discusses virtual and augmented reality research being conducted by a new organization called VRFirst. As I read through David’s comments on higher education’s involvement in the testing and use of VR/AR technologies, I began wondering how...

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