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Midwestern Higher Education Compact signs 41-state agreement with Corel for creative software

 

March 5, 2014                                                                      

Minneapolis, MN â€” The Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) has signed a 41-state pricing agreement with Corel offering significant discounts on creative software to MHEC public and private not-for-profit institutions, K-12 districts and schools, city, states, and local governments, and non-profit organizations within the member states. Effective immediately, the contract also includes the Compact’s sister regions in the Southeast – the Southern Regional Education Board and the West- the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Through the contract, significant discounts on Corel’s collection of creative software are available to faculty and staff. Students will also be eligible to purchase under the MHEC agreement.

“This was a high priority for our Technologies Committee,” explained MHEC President Larry Isaak. “When the committee met last winter they expressed the strong need for alternatives in creative software and we are very pleased with their outcome and selection of Corel.”

The agreement was as a result of a Request for Proposal conducted by MHEC for creative software in the design, print, media and web category. “As a member of this RFP committee, we took a very serious look at the job of evaluating the functionality of design software and focused on meeting campus faculty and administrative needs,” explained Karl Lutzen, information security officer for Missouri University of Science & Technology and chair of the Compact’s RFP committee. “Folks will find the Corel contract offers a great solution for their design needs.”

“We are eager to share with our member states this new solution,” added Isaak. “We believe Corel’s wide range of creative software tools and affordable prices will be welcomed at our institutions.” Additional information on the Corel contract is available on MHEC’s e-commerce site where all technology programs and services are housed. Please see www.mhectech.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Midwestern Higher Education Compact saves members time and money with technology, insurance, and tuition savings. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the Compact consists of twelve member states:  Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Statutorily created, the member states’ five commissioners are appointed and are leaders from higher education, the legislature, and the governor’s office. Commissioners meet twice a year and will meet again June 5-6, in St. Paul, MN, for their Executive Committee meeting and on November 16-18 in Milwaukee, WI for the annual commission meeting and policy summit. The commission is currently chaired by The Honorable Sheila Harsdorf, senator for the Wisconsin State Legislator. For more information about the Compact, please visit www.mhec.org or call 612-677-2777, or for specific questions about the technology contracts and services, contact Nathan Sorensen, strategic information technology (IT) procurement officer, at nathans@mhec.org or 612-677-2767. 

The Corel is one of the world's top software companies providing some of the industry’s best-known graphics, productivity and digital media products. Boasting the most comprehensive portfolio of innovative software, we've built a reputation for delivering solutions that are easy to learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of creativity and productivity. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards for innovation, design and value. For additional information on the Corel/MHEC Master Price Agreement for Creative Software, including a detailed list of included states, purchase eligibility, licensing options visit the FAQ and product information, please visit www.corel.com/mhec.

 
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Nathan, are the products available for Mac yet?
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Margaret (Marg) Knox
CIO, The University of Texas System

Sent from my iPad, I apologize for any typos

Midwestern Higher Education Compact signs 41-state agreement with Corel for creative software

Hello Marg,

 

I can answer this question.  Corel products are Windows only. 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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From: The EDUCAUSE Software Licensing Issues Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:LICENSING@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Knox, Marg
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 4:57 PM
To: LICENSING@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [LICENSING] Midwestern Higher Education Compact signs 41-state agreement with Corel for creative software

 


Nathan, are the products available for Mac yet?
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Margaret (Marg) Knox

CIO, The University of Texas System

 

Sent from my iPad, I apologize for any typos


Thank you. Adobe must be relieved about that

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Margaret (Marg) Knox
CIO, The University of Texas System

Sent from my iPad, I apologize for any typos

It is correct that Corel does not have applications that run "natively" on Macs.

However, I was at the vendor demo that Corel gave to MHEC in response to its RFP, and it was noteworthy that Corel's entire vendor demo was done only on Macs.  They didn't even bring single non-Mac with them.

I think they were trying to make a point, which was that while their products don't run "natively" on Macs, their application certainly can run on a Windows emulator on a Mac.

Understandably, there are some people and/or institutions who probably don't want to run Windows emulators in order to run a "native" Windows application on a Mac.  But I think that is different from saying that the application "doesn't run on a Mac."


Ruth Ginzberg, CISSP, CTPS
Sr. I.T. Procurement Specialist
University of Wisconsin System

rginzberg@uwsa.edu
608-890-3961


From: "Marg Knox" <mknox@AUSTIN.UTEXAS.EDU>
To: LICENSING@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2014 8:43:47 AM
Subject: Re: [LICENSING] Midwestern Higher Education Compact signs 41-state agreement with Corel for creative software

Thank you. Adobe must be relieved about that

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Margaret (Marg) Knox
CIO, The University of Texas System

Sent from my iPad, I apologize for any typos

Thank you Ruth. Good info. And there are bound to be heavy duty cases that would not be logical to run that way. Was there any demo of running it in the cloud and getting good enough performance for labs and causal use.

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Margaret (Marg) Knox
CIO, The University of Texas System

Sent from my iPad, I apologize for any typos

Well, hmm.

I don't seem to have my demo notes handy (might have already deleted them).  Maybe somebody else who was at that demo might still have theirs?

I do not remember that being an issue that raised red flags for me.

Probably best to let Corel speak to that though. 

http://www.corel.com/mhec

... or else somebody else who was at the demo who still has their demo notes.....



Ruth Ginzberg, CISSP, CTPS
Sr. I.T. Procurement Specialist
University of Wisconsin System

rginzberg@uwsa.edu
608-890-3961


From: "Marg Knox" <mknox@austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Ruth Ginzberg" <rginzberg@uwsa.edu>
Cc: LICENSING@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2014 9:16:05 AM
Subject: Re: [LICENSING] Midwestern Higher Education Compact signs 41-state agreement with Corel for creative software

Thank you Ruth. Good info. And there are bound to be heavy duty cases that would not be logical to run that way. Was there any demo of running it in the cloud and getting good enough performance for labs and causal use.

_________________________________
Margaret (Marg) Knox
CIO, The University of Texas System

Sent from my iPad, I apologize for any typos

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