Five Priorities for the Higher Ed CIO’s 2021 Agenda

Top of Mind: Five Priorities for the Higher Ed CIO’s 2021 Agenda

If I were to say one thing about 2020, it would be this: Thank goodness that it’s almost over. Despite the many difficult challenges of the year, however, one really important shift occurred in higher education. Institutions realized, perhaps for the first time, the importance and value of technology in their environments. When the whole […]

IT Campaign Playbook: CIOs Share Tips for a Successful CRM Enterprise Transition

Top of Mind: CIOs Share Tips for a Successful CRM Enterprise Transition

Election day may have come and gone, but political experts will continue to examine and pick apart every candidate’s results to make sense of why their campaigns worked or failed. While higher education technology leaders aren’t elected officials, the most effective ones know that the path to a successful digital transformation begins with a strong […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Blockchain Movement in Education

The Supply Chain vs. Student Life Cycle Blockchain is a relatively simple approach that leverages the Internet of Things to securely transfer digital records among people and organizations. Unfortunately, the confusion around Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies has limited the public’s understanding of blockchain, which is completely independent of bitcoin or cryptocurrency. In its simplest form, blockchain […]

Managing Change within IT Transformation

Top of Mind: Managing Change within IT Transformation

In this Top of Mind, Tambellini focuses on transitioning people, processes, groups, departments and the institution to new ways of working and serving constituents successfully. After reading, you should feel confident about the definition of change management, when to think about change management, resources to help institutions, and the goals of change management. As part […]