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- 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

- Tambellini Executive Advisory Council

Best of Breed vs Best of Suite

One big question regarding higher education enterprise software has long been whether an institution should circle their ... Read More

- Tambellini Executive Advisory Council

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Get Started With iPaaS

Have you ever felt like you were swimming upstream against a tangle of requests for help from the IT department? Just be ... Read More

- Tambellini Analyst

A Student’s Perspective On Moodle

The goal of higher education is to serve students and provide the benefits of challenging learning endeavors. Howeve ... Read More

- Tambellini Analyst

A Little Software with a Big Punch: Duo Seems to be Taking Higher Ed by Storm

For the past six weeks, I have been conducting interviews with Higher Education Chief Information Officers and their tea ... Read More

- Tambellini Analyst

Oracle Option for Banner 8 Clients: Lift and Shift to the Cloud

Banner by Ellucian customers know the clock is ticking and time to move to Banner 9 is running out. Some are hoping that ... Read More

- Tambellini Analyst

Who Should Control Technology Decisions on Campus?

Recently, I was speaking with an Assistant CIO of a very prominent university, and he told me the following story: "N ... Read More

- Guest Columnist

The Question of the Future of Ellucian … and all ERPs

I was recently asked to answer a question for the ages. THE QUESTION WAS: With the exit of Ellucian's CEO, what would yo ... Read More

- Tambellini Analyst

What Does the Sudden Departure of Jeff Ray, CEO of Ellucian, Mean?

On Monday July 31, 2017, Ellucian issued a press release signaling two significant changes in executive management. Firs ... Read More

- Tambellini Executive Advisory Council

Ellucian Hits a Grand Slam with Banner 9

For the past two months Oral Roberts University has been transitioning to the Banner 9 system. This decision follows 18- ... Read More

- Tambellini Analyst

INFOGRAPHIC: Lost in the Banner Decision Maze

Are you lost in the Banner decision maze? Examine your institution’s strategic direction, reduce risk, and make the mo ... Read More

- Tambellini Executive Advisory Council

The Student Information System Dilemma: When FUD Meets Fatigue, the Whole Industry...

As a CIO who likes to live on the innovative side of life, I am always looking to see which vendors are riding a wave of ... Read More