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Has anyone considered Corel for your students in place of Creative Suite/cloud? I am aware of some consideration of same but don't recall seeing discussion of this option. The students use acrobat pro, illustrator, photoshop etc... Regards, Marg Sent from my iPad Margaret (Marg) H. Knox The University of Texas System ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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We looked briefly but the majority of the Corel software does not run under Mac OSX (http://www.corel.com/corel/category.jsp?cat=cat4650220&rootCat=cat361009...) which was a show-stopper for us. Chip Chip Eckardt CIO University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 105 Garfield Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54701 Phone 715-836-4636 ext. 362381 eckardpp@uwec.edu
I haven't researched it yet, but perhaps the Corel software could be run in a virtualized environment on Windows Servers and accessed by any OS via a web browser. Just a quick thought... Matthew Matthew J. Marr Enterprise Application Management Office of Information Technology The University of Texas at San Antonio One UTSA Circle San Antonio, Texas 78249 office:  210-458-7271 matthew.marr@utsa.edu
Thanks Chip. That restriction did not seem to be a showstopper for the particular group here, but in general is an issue for sure. As Matthew Marr notes, maybe it can be virtualized... ____________________________________________________ Margaret H. Knox mknox@utsystem.edu Chief Information Officer (CIO) (512)322-3774 The University of Texas System CTJ 2.218 78701
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  I wonder if 1/3 off is low enough?

--henry
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Thank you Henry!

Honestly, I think it is not enough discount at all. My WAG is more like.

$10 per month if individual students are signing up
$5 per month if we the institution buy x amount and pay the bill. Not a site license but a qty, perhaps some hundreds?

Thoughts?

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Margaret (Marg) H. Knox
The University of Texas System

Marg,
  Perhaps we should compare with Microsoft - they have various special prices for Office 365 for Education - here's a link 

(visited a few minutes ago)

to their $79.99 student/faculty/staff price for *four* years - that's $1.67/month (I saw another offer at $1.50/month for students, $2/month for faculty - but can't find that right now.)

  It includes multiple local installs, plus some cloud and other services, and I've recommended this to many higher ed institutions. Why - because the price is so reasonable. If you want MS Office, this is the way to go. 

  If the Creative Cloud was in that price neighborhood ...

--henry


Henry, I like your analysis!

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Margaret (Marg) H. Knox
The University of Texas System

On Sep 18, 2013, at 8:22 PM, "Henry Schaffer" <hes@NCSU.EDU> wrote:

Marg,
  Perhaps we should compare with Microsoft - they have various special prices for Office 365 for Education - here's a link 

(visited a few minutes ago)

to their $79.99 student/faculty/staff price for *four* years - that's $1.67/month (I saw another offer at $1.50/month for students, $2/month for faculty - but can't find that right now.)

  It includes multiple local installs, plus some cloud and other services, and I've recommended this to many higher ed institutions. Why - because the price is so reasonable. If you want MS Office, this is the way to go. 

  If the Creative Cloud was in that price neighborhood ...

--henry


Similar thing for us. I talked with Corel in early summer and they were more than willing to do a deal and get out demo software. Our Fine Arts college was even going to give it a look because of uncertainty/costs/manageability issues with Adobe's cloud offering. But when we learned of limited Mac applications that really paused things... but we haven't dropped the idea. dg At 07:01 AM 9/17/2013, Eckardt, Chip wrote: >We looked briefly but the majority of the Corel software does not >run under Mac OSX >(http://www.corel.com/corel/category.jsp?cat=cat4650220&rootCat=cat361009...) >which was a show-stopper for us. > >Chip > >Chip Eckardt >CIO >University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire >105 Garfield Ave. >Eau Claire, WI 54701 >Phone 715-836-4636 ext. 362381 >eckardpp@uwec.edu > > > >
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