Building an Enterprise Analytics and BI Practice in Higher Education

This is a tough period for higher education. The industry is faced with financial, political, and pedagogical challenges; however, there are also many opportunities, including the incredible innovation occurring in the data analytics and business intelligence (BI) field. Innovation has long been the heart and soul of institutions, but they are now faced with the […]

ERP Replacement and The Apps Ecosystem

If you are replacing your ERP, related systems quickly come up for replacement as well. Should you isolate the change or “clean house?” Replacing major systems brings high anxiety to a campus. This anxiety is spawned from concerns about spending vast amounts of money, bringing such a major change to the constituents of your institution, […]

Integrations—For CIOs, CFOs, and other CxOs

Integration—such a techy topic! Is it as simple as “those systems should talk to each other”? Of course not—but the ideas behind it are not as mystifying as they might seem. The concept and operations are as critical to your business as the complexities of internet marketing and social media. As enterprise-class systems move to […]

Cloud Cloud Cloud: An Introduction to Cloud Software for Practitioners and Executives

Depending on the last article or tweet you ran across, you may view cloud software as “just someone else’s computer,” not requiring much change in approach than any other software adoption. Or you may view it as a completely new paradigm for software purchasing and management; mysterious, requiring all new skills, no IT staff, and […]