Part 2: The Power and Benefits of Blockchain Technology in Higher Education

Top of Mind Podcast: Power and Benefits of Blockchain Technology in Higher Education

Blockchain technology (blockchain) has a growing influence on higher ed. An institution that is well on its way to becoming the first blockchain university and knows this better than any other is Maryville University. In part two of this Top of Mind episode, Dr. Feng Hou, chief digital evangelist for Maryville University and advocate for […]

Part 1: The Power and Benefits of Blockchain Technology in Higher Education

Top of Mind Podcast: Power and Benefits of Blockchain Technology in Higher Education

Blockchain technology (blockchain) has a growing influence on higher education. An institution that is well on its way to becoming the first blockchain university and knows this better than any other is Maryville University. In this Top of Mind episode, Dr. Feng Hou, chief digital evangelist for Maryville University and visionary leader and advocate for […]

Why Is Modernization Planning Urgent?

Top of Mind: Why Is Modernization Planning Urgent?

Over the last two years, we have heard much about digital transformation (DX) being important to higher education. DX addresses fundamental change in an institution’s approach to delivering on its core mission areas: education, research, and service. (We recently heard wisdom about how to approach it.) Digital transformation, however, is not a goal for every […]

Making the Case Webinar: Enterprise CRM

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Higher education institutions are looking to Enterprise CRM systems to solve horizontal issues, such as marketing, engagement, communications, and service. Tambellini research shows that over the last 12-18 months, institutions are increasing their emphasis on student engagement, service, and marketing, to drive immediate value through consistent business models and holistic user experiences. Join Tambellini’s Mary […]

Enterprise CRM: Should I Care?

Top of Mind: Enterprise CRM — Should I Care?

Summary In higher education, CRM technology has traditionally been scattered across multiple functional areas for multiple purposes. For a few institutions, looking at CRM more holistically has become an imperative. Why? Should you take this approach? It is not right for every campus, as it can cause unnecessary complications. But for some institutions, the alignment […]

Impact of the Salesforce Acquisition of Slack

Top of Mind: Impact of the Salesforce Acquisition of Slack

In December 2020, Salesforce announced the multibillion-dollar acquisition of Slack. At the time, few details were released regarding how the two companies would operate or the potential impacts of the merger. Roughly seven months later, the acquisition is complete, and the future landscape is more evident. Current State When Salesforce announced the completion of the […]

Establishing a Data Management Program

Top of Mind: Establishing a Data Management Program

Due to the overwhelming number of inquiries Tambellini analysts are receiving about data management, I want to resurface this blog post that I wrote last June. It starts by outlining the benefits of a full data management program. CTOs, CIOs, and other IT leaders tell us that getting clear on these benefits helps them explain […]

Data Management: What An Adventure!

Top of Mind: Data Management Adventure

The longer I work in higher education, the more interesting the adventure! During my time in higher education, we have seen the rise and fall of technology solutions, the expansion and consolidation of vendors, and the adaptability and resiliency of institutions and students. More recently, higher education began to discover the benefits of technology advancements […]

The Role of the Chief Data Officer in Higher Education

Top of Mind Podcast: The Role of the Chief Data Officer in Higher Education

The Tambellini Group’s Katelyn Ilkani interviews San Cannon, Associate Vice Provost for Data Governance and Chief Data Officer at the University of Rochester. Cannon explains the duties of a Chief Data Officer and why higher education institutions should consider establishing such a position. Topics include technology’s role in data management, the importance of establishing relationships […]