Five Trends on Leading LMS Vendor Roadmaps

Top of Mind: Five Trends on Leading LMS Vendor Roadmaps

Three leading learning management system (LMS) vendors hosted user conferences within two weeks of each other last month. Anthology (Blackboard Learn) and D2L (Brightspace) offered in-person and hybrid events, while Instructure (Canvas) maintained the single-day virtual format it introduced at the beginning of the pandemic. The tight timing across the three events allowed for an […]

Building Digital Trust on Campus

Top of Mind Podcast: Building Digital Trust on Campus

How does your institution define and approach digital trust? In the August installment of Tambellini Group’s Top of Mind podcast series, Dr. Donna Kidwell, CISO and digital trust officer at Arizona State University (ASU), joins the conversation to offer listeners a glimpse into what digital trust looks like on ASU’s campus. Outside of simply defining […]

2022 Oracle and Workday Higher Education Implementation Partners Differentiators

Top of Mind: 2022 Oracle and Workday Higher Education Implementation Partners Differentiators

Tambellini recently completed its Oracle and Workday implementation partner series for finance, human capital management, and student that evaluated nine leading services firms in higher education. Three of the vendors offer Oracle Cloud implementation services (Drivestream, Highstreet, and Sierra-Cedar), three provide Workday deployment services (Alchemy, Avaap, and Collaborative Solutions), and three offer implementation services for […]

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, […]

Anthology Together 2022: The Spectacle of Promise and the Desire to Believe

Top of Mind: Anthology Together 2022

Anthology Together, the joint conference of EdTech’s power couple Anthology and Blackboard, took place in Orlando several weeks ago. For Anthology and Blackboard customers who have waited through significant product delays and support challenges over the last few years, Anthology’s energetic messaging and early evidence of success are an important step forward. Attendees were collectively […]

Modernizing Technology to Eliminate Pain Points for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Top of Mind Podcast: Modernizing Tech to Eliminate Pain for Students, Faculty, and Staff

For this month’s episode, Kathy Lueckeman joins the Top of Mind family. A tech leader within her own right, Kathy most recently served as chief strategy officer at Olivet Nazarene University (ONU). After completely transforming ONU into a modern campus, Kathy is here to give an inside scoop about the cultivation and success of that […]

When Numbers Aren’t Enough: The Powerful Combination of Data and Market Expertise

Top of Mind: When Numbers Aren't Enough

Finding information on the higher education technology market can be challenging. It often takes hours to find data and even more hours to draw meaningful conclusions. And while those conclusions can be beneficial to institutional leaders, many times, the numbers just aren’t enough. Mining Public Information vs. Investing in a Research Team When institutions are […]

Four Student Selection Trends for US Higher Education

Top of Mind: Four Student Selection Trends for US Higher Education

The Tambellini Group has followed global and US higher education student system selections for more than 20 years. In June 2022, Tambellini released its 14th annual Student Systems US Higher Education Market Share, Trends, and Leaders Report. Tambellini tracks selection activity in the market because it is most helpful to institutional buyers who want to […]