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 […]

Expanding the Definition of Technology and Student Success

Top of Mind: Expanding the Definition of Technology and Student Success

Student success is to the beginning of this decade what MOOCs were to the beginning of the last one. Talk about student success is inescapable. Legislators, regulatory bodies, journalists, education institutions, technology providers—everyone is talking about student success. There’s no question that student success is also top of mind for higher education technology professionals. Two […]

Are You Ready for the Artificial Intelligence Revolution?

Top of Mind: Are You Ready for the Artificial Intelligence Revolution?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere. Already a billion-dollar industry, Forbes Technology Council estimates it will be worth USD 15.7 trillion by 2030. This growth will have a significant effect on all sectors, including higher education. Adapting to new market demands and opportunities, higher education institutions are already adopting AI to innovate and cut costs. Admissions […]

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 […]

Managing Identity in Higher Ed = Fewer Breaches? Part 2

Managing Identity in Higher Ed Equals Fewer Breaches? Part 2

Read this two-part blog series to explore the evolving data breach landscape in higher education and the crucial role that “people security,” or managing identities and access rights, occupies. Last week, we explored the extreme vulnerability higher education institutions face to data breaches, led by stolen credentials. Vendors like SecureAuth caution higher education institutions to […]

Managing Identity in Higher Ed = Fewer Breaches? Part 1

Top of Mind: Managing Identity in Higher Ed Equals Fewer Breaches? Part 1

Read this two-part blog series to explore the evolving data breach landscape in higher education and the crucial role that “people security,” or managing identities and access rights, occupies. In December 2017, Ed Tech Magazine published an article entitled “Education Sector Data Breaches Skyrocket in 2017.” If you missed it, you can find it here. […]

The Data-driven University with Gordon Wishon

Tambellini’s Alex Freeman sat down with Gordon Wishon, recently retired Chief Information Officer at Arizona State University (ASU), to learn more about Wishon’s work over his many years as a CIO in higher education using data for operations and academics. Wishon serves on the Tambellini Executive Advisory Council. Highlights include: Data architecture Data-driven university Student […]

Implications of the EU ‘Right to be Forgotten’ on U.S. Higher Education Institutions

On May 25, 2018, the much-hyped General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in all the European Union Member States. Some of its most talked about features, alongside the potential for a €20 million (US$23.5 million) fine or 4 percent of annual turnover (whichever is higher), include the bolstered ‘user rights,’ chief among them, the […]

Cambridge Analytica and the University of Cambridge

In his recent testimony before the U.S. Congress, Facebook CEO Marc Zuckerberg intimated that the University of Cambridge carried some blame for the Cambridge Analytica blunder. As he told New York congressman Eliot Engel (D): “So we need to understand whether there is something bad going on at the University of Cambridge overall that will […]