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- Guest Columnist

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 ... Read More

- Guest Columnist

The Case for SIS Prudence and Balanced Expectations

Getting the Most from Campus Technology It has been about 20 years since the heyday of campus leaders getting ... Read More

- Guest Columnist

TLS 1.3: Ask the Hard Questions Now

You ever have that “I wish someone would have told me” moment? I’ll give you an example of what I mean: this wi ... Read More

- Tambellini Analyst

Can Modern Cloud-Based Finance, HCM/Payroll, and Student Solutions Simplify the Hi...

The Tambellini Group has worked with a number of higher education institutions of all types and sizes to help assess whe ... Read More

- Tambellini Analyst

Maintaining Cybersecurity under Rapid Change at Your Institution

The proliferation of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), cloud computing, shadow IT, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is direc ... Read More

- Tambellini Analyst

Placing Learning at the Center of the Learning Management System

Until their closing in December of 2017, I spent five years at the New Media Consortium (NMC) thinking deeply about the ... Read More

- Tambellini Analyst

Ellucian and SAP SuccessFactors: Why Not an Arranged Marriage for Higher Ed HCM?

If you saw this post that appeared on LinkedIn, February 20, 2018, you may have thought, “Wow, big news! A partnership ... Read More

- Tambellini Analyst

Enterprise CRM for Higher Education: SugarCRM at Fordham University

A top priority in the higher education technology community is having a robust CRM solution that can scale within your i ... Read More

- Guest Columnist

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, ... Read More

- Tambellini Executive Advisory Council

How to Move Fast in a Slow Industry

Many of us technology leaders have been to big conferences in huge conference centers with keynote speakers up on the st ... Read More

- Guest Columnist

Looking to The Cloud: The Oracle Student Cloud Aims to Provide the Comprehensive T...

Colleges and universities will soon need to face a number of critical questions. When will we move our major administrat ... Read More

- Tambellini Analyst

Modernization of Technologies: NC State’s Strategy to Keep Pace

Tambellini Interview Series: NC State University CIO, Dr. Marc I. Hoit Question 1:  Your bio on t ... Read More