A Look Back at the Most Read Resources for Higher Education Leaders

Top of Mind: A Look Back at the Most Read Resources for Higher Education Leaders

As the summer draws to a close and institutions and their staff prepare for a new semester, Tambellini Group looks back at the research topics and resources that were the most interesting to IT leaders in higher education for the first half of the year. With modern cloud system selections on the rise in finance, […]

Community Discussion: Key Findings from Tambellini’s 2022 Finance and HCM Market Share, Trends, and Leaders Report

Community Discussion March 23, 2022

Tambellini’s 2022 Financial Management and Human Capital Management Systems US Higher Education Market Share, Trends, and Leaders report has revealed key trends about the momentum of technology selections for Finance and HCM selections in US institutions. Learn why the higher education market experienced a significant increase in selection in 2021 and what institutions should consider […]

Working Together for the Higher Education Community

Top of Mind: Working Together for the Higher Education Community

As we look towards the new year, the needs of the higher education community will continue to focus on how to serve our students. The answers to the question, “how do we serve best serve our students?” are as vast and diverse as the student population itself. Each college or university has undoubtedly worked to […]

The Top 20 (x3) Tambellini Resources from 2021

Top of Mind: The Top 20 (x3) Tambellini Resources from 2021

Each year, Tambellini Group delivers expert research and resources relevant to CIOs and IT leaders in higher education. As 2021 comes to an end, Tambellini Group is grateful for another successful year. However, success would not be possible without you, our members. With current and prospective members in mind, we’ve highlighted our top 20 resources […]

From Butler to Enabler: How IT Services Empower Teaching and Learning

Top of Mind Podcast: From Butler to Enabler - How IT Services Empower Teaching and Learning

It is no argument that modernizing at any institution is a learning curve. In this month’s Top of Mind podcast episode: “From Butler to Enabler: How IT Services Empower Teaching and Learning,” Alison Robinson, associate vice president and deputy CIO of the Division of Information and Technology Services at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, […]

How Higher Ed CIOs Can Leverage Cloud Service Providers for Strategic Gain

Top of Mind: How Higher Ed CIOs Can Leverage Cloud Service Providers for Strategic Gain

For some time, we have been talking about the trend of developing new commercial applications almost entirely in the cloud. Companies either host their older application code in the cloud or build cloud-native SaaS applications (or both in some cases). Higher education institutions have begun migrating to these new cloud applications, as have most industries, […]

Why Identity Management Is So Important in Higher Education

Top of Mind: Why Identity Management Is So Important in Higher Education

You are two or three weeks into your new role as the university’s CIO and have learned a lot about the institution and its students, the technology at a high level, and some of the major players on campus and in your own organization. You are starting to visualize options for a path forward, but […]

Predictions for Higher Ed Technology in 2021

Top of Mind Podcast: Predictions for Higher Ed Technology in 2021

Vicki Tambellini, President and CEO of the Tambellini Group, speaks with Katelyn Ilkani about the current state of higher education and what to expect in the coming year. Tambellini discusses the high-stress environment in which many of us find ourselves as a result of the pandemic and how it is affecting the workplace and decisions […]

The Deployment Journey: Learning from the Past to Shape the Future

Top of Mind: The Deployment Journey

We learned about project management and change management at enterprise scale. We learned about conversion for very large systems. And we learned that customizing systems to meet our needs led to disastrous long-term costs, locked us into decades-old decisions, and prevented business innovation. The experiences from those years inform the work we do today in […]

Three Reasons Agile Works for Implementations

Top of Mind: Three Reasons Agile Works for Implementations

When considering an ERP or cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) in higher education, agile practices can be instrumental in ensuring successful and timely implementation. As an agile enthusiast, I must confess that nearly 15 years ago, when the agile manifesto and I crossed paths, it was love at first sight. For me, it explained […]