Modernizing Reporting and Analytics

Top of Mind: Modernizing Reporting and Analytics

I have spoken to many institutions about their data management over the past several years. The one question I always ask is “Have your senior leaders ever brought conflicting data or reports to the provost or president?” Without fail, the answer is yes. Why does this happen? And what is the impact when an organization […]

Student Privacy Concerns

Top of Mind POdcast: Student Privacy Concerns

Host Katelyn Ilkani talks with Tom Dugas, Assistant Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Duquesne University, about securing identities. Dugas explains why identity and access management is critical to higher education. He describes the process of building a solid IAM program and choosing a dependable solution. Dugas also discusses how COVID-19 has affected […]

Establishing a Data Management Program

Top of Mind: Establishing a Data Management Program

As institutions begin to review their strategic objectives after the events of the last several months, a few critical changes come into view. If there were ever a time to ensure that the technology and people that support institutions are flexible and agile in their approaches to solve problems, this is the time. We have […]

Vicki Tambellini Reflects on 2019 and Looks Ahead to the New Year

Top of Mind Podcast: Vicki Tambellini Reflects on 2019 and Looks Ahead to the New Year

The Tambellini Group’s President and CEO Vicki Tambellini talks about unforeseen higher education trends in 2019, predictions that came true, and what surprised her in 2019. She also makes predictions for higher education technology in 2020. Highlights include: The number of major projects put on hold by higher education institutions in 2019 Higher education’s adoption […]

Tambellini Cloud Summit 2019

Top of Mind: Tambellini Cloud Summit 2019

The Tambellini Cloud Transformation Summit took place December 4–6 in the greater Boston area. On the heels of a snowstorm, more than 80 attendees shared best practices, participated in workshops, and learned from their peers how and why institutions are moving to the cloud. The Tambellini Group hosted three world-class keynote speakers who started each […]

Creating a System of Data Governance for New River Community and Technical College

Top of Mind: Creating a System of Data Governance for New River CTC

Co-Columnists: Dara Fann – Database Administrator Senior, New River Community and Technical College and Steven Lacek – Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Grants and Chief Data Officer, New River Community and Technical College Our Need for Data Governance New River Community and Technical College serves a nine-county region of southern West Virginia with four campus […]

Tambellini Cloud Transformation Summit for Higher Ed IT Executives Infographic

Top of Mind: Tambellini Summit Infographic

Word travels fast. You may have already heard that The Tambellini Group is hosting the Tambellini Cloud Transformation Summit—an exclusive event for higher education IT executives—December 4–6 in the greater Boston area. With seating limited to 100 attendees, don’t miss this opportunity to join your colleagues at this 3-day retreat of learning, exploration, inspiration, and […]

Rethinking IT in the World of Cloud

If you’re busy trying to keep your old legacy system going and are in a perpetual state of adapting to meet your campus’s needs, you’re not alone. Colby College realized two years ago that things had to change. CIO Cindy Mitchell faced it head on. Her strategic plan includes “the things that eat our lunch” […]