There’s not an administrator among us who wouldn’t like to close his or her eyes and pretend for a second that the threat of campus data breaches is a nightmare the world will eventually wake up from.
The cloud has quickly evolved from a trendy buzzword into a critical asset for college and university IT departments. While administrators have wisely approached the cloud with caution in the past, the trend is clear: More institutions are adopting cloud services to address very specific challenges.
We live in a mobile world. But is your college truly ready to serve the needs of today’s on-the-go student?
No institution’s IT environment is 100 percent safe. There will always be some risk in submitting and sharing information online. But that doesn’t mean colleges and universities can’t do more to reduce that risk — and keep their reputations intact.
With so many students moving at warp speed, educational institutions need to be able to deliver services and information through any device, be it a smartphone, a tablet, or a laptop. Smart administrators know that they need more than a mobile solution for their institution; they need a mobile strategy designed to meet, and exceed, students’ expectations.
Before you invest in new software for your campus, make sure it’s built from the ground up to meet the needs of today’s mobile user. Here are a few tips for distinguishing between mobile-compatible and mobile-first.
With so many potential online touch points, institutions have to do a better job of meeting current and prospective students where they are.
Want to ensure your systems are in tip-top shape for the early fall semester rush? Here are 11 changes you should consider today—as in, right now.
Do you know how to tell when your technology is at the end of its lifecycle? Here are three indicators that a comprehensive IT upgrade is in order.
Higher education accounts for 17 percent of all data breaches — more than government (16 percent) and the financial and insurance sector (13 percent). Want to learn more about how your campus can protect itself from a data breach? Check out our infographic.
Just 46 percent of Americans who enroll in college will complete their educations. But students aren’t just leaving classrooms for the fun of it; there’s a reason why our colleges struggle to retain learners.
Laptops and smartphones, along with the software and mobile applications that power them, are helpful teaching aids—if students use them as directed. But what happens when the technology becomes a distraction?
There’s a reason why more than 50 percent of colleges and universities struggle with using CRM as a tool for recruitment and retention. Here are five tips to help you get the most out of your investment.
Whether your institution has decided to go all-in on the cloud or continues to take a wait-and-see approach, here are four proven benefits of the technology that every college IT administrator should consider when deciding where to go from here.
Driven by calls for increased accountability and by a growing emphasis on student success, higher education has embraced the use of data as a tool for improving the student experience.
A successful ERP implementation is less about software—assuming the technology is integrated the right way, it will do its job—and more about ensuring your institution, particularly your people, are positioned to help your college achieve its goals.
In conjunction with HeroX, we’ve issued the Ellucian Student Success Challenge to generate creative ideas we can share across higher education to better support students and their ambitions. Got an idea worth part of the $50,000 prize package?
New government funding grants help institutions develop robust workforce development programs. More incentives mean more prospective students—and more competition.
Students are always connected—they rely on mobile devices to communicate with friends and family and they want the same from their institutions. These four steps can help you deliver satisfying mobile experiences for your students.
The more abundant the data, the more vulnerable the institution. Learn how you can outsmart would-be cyber-attackers using these three security principles.
How does your institution define success? For some institutions, success is synonymous with student retention. What if I told you that’s only 20 percent correct?
There is a 50 percent chance your institution has been the victim of cyber-attack. Worse, attackers aren’t always outsiders. See which three groups are responsible for most institutional security breaches.