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This EDUCAUSE constituent group focuses on the issues involved in blending the corporate interests of software providers with the unique licensing needs of higher education institutions. Among the challenges are institutional environments in which many users need to use different computers in more than one venue (public lab, dorm room, office, home, research lab), and user identities and software needs change from one semester to the next as students move in and out of the institutions and change courses. Discussion may focus on how best to come to consensus on higher education"s needs and how to formulate a position we can all take to software providers. This group meets at the EDUCAUSE annual conference and uses the electronic discussion list to discuss issues throughout the year.
A colleague of mine, while in the law library, came across a recent book by Shaw on Cloud contracting. I thought some of you might find it interesting and also share what books you may be fond of in contracting area.
So: Cloud Computing for Lawyers and Executives: A Global Approach by Thomas Shaw, Richard Santalesa, David Naverta ABA 2011
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Below is a list of important links for Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) Technologies Cost Saving Program available to Public and Not-for-Profit Higher Education institutions in the MHEC, SREB, and WICHE regions.
Information regarding MHEC – http://www.mhec.org
MHEC RFPs - http://mhec.org/news/category/rfps
MHEC Technologies Cost Savings Program – http://www.mhectech.org
About MHECtech (Committee Members, FAQs, Eligibility) – http://mhectech.org/about-mhectech
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 18:53:55 +0000
From: "Knox, Marg" <mknox@AUSTIN.UTEXAS.EDU>
I will head to...
My unit here at UCD is looking at activating the Asset Management feature in Service Now as a possible replacement for our current Software website which allows faculty, staff and students to purchase and download various software products.
I was wondering if anyone else is using the is feature in Service Now, and how they are using it. Are you using is as a standalone, or do you have a service catalog in front of it? Is it customer facing, or for internal tracking only?
Thank you in advance!
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October 15, 2013
5.30 PM – 7.30 PM Pacific Time
Welcome and Agenda Review –
Areas suggested –...
Earlier this week, I posted a message to the Educause licensing listserv that I did not see posted. Can you tell me why?
Acquisitions and Licensing Officer
Miami University-IT Services
324 Hoyt Hall
Oxford, Ohio 45056
Colleagues, you likely have seen this from other sources, but progress on the much requested BAA for Box (via Internet 2 Net Plus), so the enterprise agreement is being updated to reflect data handling and BAA mentions etc. Expectation is likely end of Oct for campuses needing this.
Margaret H. Knox email@example.com
Chief Information Officer (CIO) (512)322-3774
The University of Texas System
CTJ 2.218 78701
From: Skip Cicchetti <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: October 4, 2013 3:09:13 PM CDT
To: "Knox, Marg" <email@example.com>
Cc: Leslie Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Gary, James" <email@example.com>, "Taylor, Becky" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Adobe Customer Information and Source Code Compromises
It just seems like time is evaporating!
I am hoping many of you will be attending EDUCUASE Annual conference in Anaheim this year! Or if you are in the area in time for our f2f meeting, please join us…
Tuesday, October 15
5.30 PM- 7.30 PM PT
Meeting Room 303B
Okay, I would love to have agenda suggestions! It is your meeting so let me know what you want to hear/talk/discuss!! Please send to
Based on ongoing discussions...
Henry and all,
I heard from Jason Wilmot last night (thanks Jason) . Sorry, no changes have occurred that would support the statement you are hearing; “…our Operating System use rights have not changed since the launch of Windows 8. Software Assurance…”.
I wonder if Citrix covered the costs via Citrix for a specific customer? Or perhaps it is happy hopeful talk from a rep who does not know the intricacies?
Jason did provide me a document he uses with corporate and state folks. Now, it does not include students so huge hole for us, but I have attached it. It does scenarios…and may help.
I did not ask him...
Is anyone out there working with VMware on enterprise licensing? We have a limited ELA and have been trying to understand their pricing and they don’t seem to have a standard academic price list. Has anyone been able to obtain such a thing? If yes I would love to see it!
Other thoughts on working with VMware as a vendor?
Feel free to call, email directly, or respond to the forum.
Thanks in advance for any insights!
We are seeking information on implementing the Student Option under the Microsoft EES and are having difficulties obtaining information on how the program works. Specifically, how is the software distributed, how do you get students to sign the MS paperwork upon graduation, do you use a chargeback model and if so how does that work, and any other particulars I may have not mentioned. We are moving quickly on this so any information and/or suggestions from someone who has done this before would be much appreciated. Also, if there is a MS website I have overlooked that would be helpful as well, but I have found their published information to be more sales oriented and doesn’t contain much functional information.
University of OK, Health Sciences Center
Manager - IT Tech Sales...
Academic Technology Portfolio Manager
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Dear Northeastern U,
I wanted to inform you that Microsoft is rationalizing the range of offerings available to students, in order to...
The University of Alaska is looking into e-procurement modules that are compatible with Banner (Ellucian ERP). A third party software that is preauthorized by Ellucian is preferred. Any information that one could share about your solicitation, integration, and ongoing experience with the e-procurement vendor (ASP) would be helpful. You may share which particular e-procurement features that you found most useful (CRM, electronic payments, enhanced sourcing, contract management, vendor management, standardized solicitation forms, etc.), lessons learned, and any total cost of ownership information available.
Thanks for your consideration,
Scott A. Snedden, Senior Contracting Officer
University of Alaska 907.474.7787 email@example.com
TO: Enoch and Kelly,
CC: Licensing Group
I am hearing some talk of an upcoming substantial change to Student Select by Microsoft wrt Office and Windows. While UT is not a Student Select shop, the talk I am hearing is significant, so I wanted to go to the source (Microsoft) and get official word, if any, of an expected change and what effect it may have on various institutions. And of course, I wanted to know if there is going to be any effect on Campus Agreement.
Now it could be a joke, since the date is suspicious (end of March, means 1 April 2012 change)…
So what I am hearing is that Office 2010 Pro Plus will end as an offering for Student Select at end of March 2012. Same...
I’m wondering what personnel resources are devoted to software licensing and distribution at other universities. Here at LSU, it’s currently worked on part time by an FTE, a student worker, and a graduate assistant. We’re reviewing this arrangement and would be interested in what others are doing.
I’d be grateful for any information that you’d be willing to share.
Michael Smith | LSU Information Technology Services
User Support and Student IT Enablement | Director, Technical Services | 225-578-3759 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Apparently there has been more info about this posted to the [CIO] listserve than to this [LICENSING] listserv.
Is it possible to share with this listserv what is going on? Apparently there is some info available about an "invitation/registration" process?
I was forwarded this message from the [CIO] listserv:
The University of Cincinnati has been trying to get the Student media for the Office 2013 suite for the past 3+ months, as part of our EES agreement that includes the Student option.
Initially, we were told it will be around mid-January, then sometime in February, then by late February. Now we are in early March and still no delivery or a precise date when this will happen.
Neither the Microsoft rep nor the LAR seem to have a date certain or able to provide any information.
Is any other school having a similar problem getting this Student media or is this situation unique to our school?
University of Cincinnati Information...
A reseller representative called me to give me a heads-up on changes that are coming from Adobe. She says that they have been told that you can’t buy maintenance on perpetual licenses now and within the next few months Adobe will discontinue selling perpetual licenses, period. There are also rumors that there are changes coming to Student personal use programs. Per the reseller, they will be selling subscriptions only (just signed a new reseller agreement in January 2013) and I have no idea what this all means. Any information would be appreciated. I apologize if this has been covered in the past few months.
Acquisitions and Licensing...
With Windows 8, Microsoft is adding a new optional add-on to its Software Assurance (SA) volume licensing agreement -- called aCompanion Device License (CDL) -- which gives customers the right to access corporate desktops through virtual desktop infrastructure on up to four personally owned devices.