Virtual Desktop and Apps: A Buyer’s Guide

Virtual Desktop and Apps: A Buyer’s Guide from Tambellini Group

Why Read This Research In spring 2020, higher education institutions closed campuses and transitioned to remote instruction because of COVID-19. Many IT leaders temporarily contracted or expanded licensing with virtual app and desktop providers to facilitate remote access. Today, having not returned to pre-pandemic activity, institutions need to explore sustainable, long-term virtualization solutions. The extended […]

What’s Trending: Video for Learning

What’s Trending: Video for Learning from Tambellini Group

Why Read This Research When COVID-19 triggered the near-universal adoption of synchronous video instruction, it forever impacted the industry and the higher education mindset on video-based learning. Video technologies that once supported predominantly asynchronous or synchronous activity now support both. The recent developments in video pedagogies and technologies present a challenge to campus IT leaders […]

A Practical Guide for IT Leaders: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Education IT

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Education IT by Tambellini Group

Why Read This Research Diversity, equity, and inclusion issues are complex and can be difficult to tackle. IT leaders don’t always know where to start. Some view them as the responsibility of human resources or the institution’s chief diversity officer. There’s also a school of thought which suggests that, as older workers retire, these issues […]

Ellucian Banner Optimization Guide

Ellucian Banner Optimization Guide

Why Read This Research Due to the uncertainty of a COVID-19 rebound, many institutions are looking to implement cost-saving measures, especially within IT. Institutions are looking to optimize their current IT infrastructure and enterprise applications. This guide outlines options that institutions can leverage to optimize their Ellucian Banner environment to improve and streamline operational efficiencies, […]

Administrative Systems Reporting Guide

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Why Read This Research The need for data-driven decision-making has become more compelling in recent years. Changes in demographics, market pressures, and societal behavior and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have created the need to understand factors that drive enrollment, contribute to student success, and, ultimately, ensure the continuation of an institution’s academic mission […]

Deploying Integration Tools and Systems

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Why Read This Research The development and implementation of an integration strategy are critical steps in a migration from legacy administrative computing systems to modern cloud systems. Integrations have become increasingly complex as institutions expand their administrative computing ecosystems. It is critical to provide efficient, well-managed mechanisms to exchange data between applications, to populate data […]

Deploying Finance, HCM, and Student Administrative Systems

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Why Read This Research Tambellini recently published its Short- and Long-Term Planning: A Guide for Institutions with Legacy Core Administrative Systems, and this report provides details related to the deployment of those administrative systems. Once an institution has committed to migration to new administrative systems, several streams of deployment activities will need to begin, and […]

Short- and Long-Term Planning: A Guide for Institutions with Legacy Core Administrative Systems

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Why Read This Research Legacy, on-premises administrative systems are approaching their end of life and do not provide the expected user experience. Software vendors have invested heavily in developing higher education cloud products and have delivered or are on track to provide mature, modern cloud software-as-a-service solutions for finance, HCM, and student systems. While it […]

Planning for Companion Applications with Your Cloud ERP Implementation

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Why Read This Research As cloud ERP suites mature, a relatively consistent set of functionality is emerging across platforms. In many cases it aligns with traditional on-premises ERP offerings but also expands to fill gaps. Many of these gaps were previously filled by third-party applications, bolt-on customizations, or custom local applications. As institutions work through […]

A Guide to Success with Salesforce

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Why Read This Report Selecting a CRM can be overwhelming, and higher education institutions often struggle with where to start and which CRM platform will best meet their needs. Leading platforms have similar capabilities—cloud-based, AI-driven, accessible, mobile-first, able to be integrated with other omni-channel tools, and capable of storing and analyzing large amounts of data. […]