Articles: July/August 2014
The technology-service marketplace is increasingly focused either below the enterprise (on the consumer) or above the enterprise (on the cloud). In the space between the consumer and the cloud, the post-enterprise IT organization can make key contributions, channeling technical possibilities in service to the institutional mission.
Higher education institutions need to minimize the costs of administrative systems in order to invest in their core missions. Here, seasoned CIOs talk candidly about three strategies: building-your-own in the modern era; buying and implementing in smarter ways; and joining a higher education consortium that shares processes and software.
The expectations for IT services in higher education will not lessen, and the rate of change will not decelerate. How can the IT organization address these demands without new resources? By making a list of the top-ten things it wants to accomplish and a list of the top-ten ways it might find resources to accomplish those things.
Over the past six years, Purdue developed and continues to implement the Purdue Community Cluster Program, a collaborative model for high-performance computing that uses both the central and local funding models.
The Ohio State University Libraries created an organizational policy for digital preservation, shared here to address the policy development process and its importance to an organization, and to provide an outline of repeatable best practices.
After considering several next-generation LMS models, a Saint Anselm College team ran a cloud-based pilot they called HawkLearn. It includes Web 2.0 collaboration tools, audio feedback, drag-and-drop editing, flexible course layout options, and an intuitive interface.
Using the multi-entity processing (MEP) model let the Colorado Community College System transform 13 instances of ERP at its individual community colleges into a single installation, meeting system needs while preserving each college’s uniqueness.
Fire alarm control panels typically use phone lines and analog dialers to report trouble to monitoring services, so a VoIP migration requires assessing your fire alarm panels early to avoid costly mitigation issues. Explore the solutions here, pros and cons.
Driven by factors from decreased financial support to changes in technology, IT restructuring gives institutions a chance to rethink their IT organization’s services and units, where they reside, and how they might be consolidated or distributed.
Literacy about change management helps campuses deal with ongoing change. A change readiness index helps disparate colleges identify key steps to improve their readiness to deal with change.
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