Oracle and Workday Implementation Partner Considerations

Top of Mind: Oracle and Workday Implementation Partner Considerations

In higher education, some enterprise administrative vendors choose to handle their own implementations, such as Anthology, Ellucian, and Jenzabar. However, Oracle and Workday, in addition to providing implementation services for their products, also support a broad network of certified implementation partners. Thus, institutions that select Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications (Oracle Cloud) or Workday solutions must […]

Identity and Access Management: Products Won’t Save You, but They’ll Help

Top of Mind - Identity and Access Management: Products Won’t Save You, but They’ll Help

Higher education is facing a pivotal moment where institutions must protect themselves from constantly evolving cybersecurity threats with limited budgets and staffing. Compounding the problem even further, higher education is especially susceptible to marketing that portrays products as the solution to their problems. As with every discipline, technology alone is not the answer. It’s the […]

Tambellini Takeaways: 2021 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

Top of Mind: Tambellini Takeaways from 2021 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

The 2021 EDUCAUSE annual conference was held in Philadelphia last week. There were far fewer attendees than usual because of the pandemic, and the small numbers moving through the convention center created an eerie but also intimate effect. Long conversations, deep reflections, hard questions, and honest responses were the norm. These engagements led to our […]

Why Identity Management Is So Important in Higher Education

Top of Mind: Why Identity Management Is So Important in Higher Education

You are two or three weeks into your new role as the university’s CIO and have learned a lot about the institution and its students, the technology at a high level, and some of the major players on campus and in your own organization. You are starting to visualize options for a path forward, but […]

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 […]

A Chief Information Security Officer Discusses Cybersecurity and Identity and Access Management

Top of Mind Podcast: A CISO Discusses Cybersecurity and Identity and Access Management

West Virginia University’s CISO Alex Jalso shares thoughts on information security and identity management in higher education. Tambellini’s Katelyn Ilkani asks Jalso about his security philosophy and the steps he takes to keep WVU’s systems safe. Jalso describes the process of establishing a new identity and access management (IAM) system and shares lessons learned. Learn […]

My Top 10 Takeaways from EDUCAUSE 2019

Top of Mind: Top 10 Takeaways from EDUCAUSE 2019

The Tambellini Group was in Chicago last week at the annual EDUCAUSE conference. It was such a pleasure to meet with current and prospective Tambellini members. The air was energized and the conversations lively. There were some consistent themes and messages throughout the conference, and I came away with some valuable insights.  Most institutions with […]

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” […]

Making the Most of EDUCAUSE 2018: Four Days of Learning, Connections, and Inspirations


EDUCAUSE—the largest and most important annual event for higher education technology leaders— will be convening in Denver next week. This year at EDUCAUSE there will be more than 275 exhibitors, more than 300 sessions, and more than 700 presenters. This event attracts thousands of participants that range from higher education technology providers to services providers, […]

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