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, […]

Tambellini’s 7th Annual Technology Leadership Awards Take Center Stage

Top of Mind: Tambellini’s 7th Annual Technology Leadership Awards Take Center Stage

After nearly two years of rapid change and challenges, technology leaders across the country have made remarkable strides to advance their institutional missions. As the leading independent technology research and advisory firm dedicated exclusively to higher education, Tambellini Group is once again setting the stage to honor these incredible leaders, their teams, and their accomplishments. […]

The Jazz Musician as CIO: Creativity in IT Leadership

Top of Mind Podcast: The Jazz Musician as CIO

“Whether it’s at NASA or a university system level job, a CIO wants to be able to expand the scope of our technology and systems to impact the largest number of people.” In this month’s Top of Mind Podcast, host Jazz musician and CIO for the Georgia Tech Foundation, Dwight Dozier, joins the Top of […]

Decreasing the Risk to Security Threats Starts with Sound Data Governance

Top of MInd: Decreasing the Risk to Security Threats Starts with Sound Data Governance

As news breaks on increased cybersecurity threats, CIO leaders often find themselves filling in the gaps and dealing with the most pressing issues regarding data and the possibility of a breach. As noted in a recent article by Inside Higher Ed1, cybersecurity company BlueVoyant published research about the increase in attacks on higher education institutions from […]

The long game: Focusing on the Needs of Others

Top of Mind: Focusing on the Needs of Others

Milos Topic, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Digital Officer at Grand Valley State University, spoke with Kathy Lang, Tambellini’s Vice President of Member Relationships, about solving problems by focusing on the needs of others first. Listen as Kathy and Milos discuss: Greatest influencers for change in learning environments, data analytics, and administrative systems The impact of […]

Rebuilding Student-Institution Trust after Online Proctoring

Top of Mind: Rebuilding Student-Institution Trust after Online Proctoring

When higher education shut down due to COVID-19 in spring 2020, the capacity to provide quality remote instruction varied widely within and across institutions. Diverse and complex social, economic, and physical factors made the transition to distance learning easier for some students than for others. Not surprisingly, tensions between displaced students and their institutions emerged […]

The Iron Triangle of Ed-Tech

Top of Mind: The Iron Triangle of Ed-Tech

Last week, I had the privilege to participate in a panel discussion at the 23rd International Conference of the SAP Higher Education and Research User Group. Joined by Jose Escamilla (Tecnologico de Monterrey), Malcolm Woodfield (SAP), and moderator Jill Mikros (The Johns Hopkins University), the panel explored the impact of COVID on higher education pedagogy […]

Advancing DE&I Starts with U

Top of Mind: Advancing DEI Starts with U

On October 22, 2018, I was the first CIO to sign on to EDUCAUSE’s CIO’s Commitment on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. I was afforded this privilege because, as many now know, I was instrumental in the Commitment’s creation. Its adoption, however, is truly a credit to my many colleagues and friends who served on EDUCAUSE’s […]

2021 Tambellini Technology Leadership Award Winners Announced

Top of Mind: 2021 Tambellini Technology Leadership Award Winners Announced

In a year defined by heroic efforts and rapid innovation on campuses across the country, The Tambellini Technology Leadership Awards highlight the individuals and teams who stand out for their exceptional commitment and success in driving impactful technology initiatives in service of their institutional constituents. After receiving a record number of nominations from higher education institutions […]

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 […]