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. […]

How Higher Ed CIOs Can Leverage Cloud Service Providers for Strategic Gain

Top of Mind: How Higher Ed CIOs Can Leverage Cloud Service Providers for Strategic Gain

For some time, we have been talking about the trend of developing new commercial applications almost entirely in the cloud. Companies either host their older application code in the cloud or build cloud-native SaaS applications (or both in some cases). Higher education institutions have begun migrating to these new cloud applications, as have most industries, […]

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 […]

From Pivot-Ready to Resilient: Creating Flexible Workplaces for the Future

Top of Mind: Creating Flexible Workplaces for the Future

Fall has always been a magical time on college campuses. Energy and anticipation are in the air as new students arrive on campus for the first time and seniors return for their final year. After a quiet summer, colleges and universities are once again packed with people and alive with activity. The excitement is palpable, […]

Easing Out of COVID-19: Three Things for IT Leaders to Focus On

Top of MInd: Newsworthy for Higher Ed

For much of higher education, the descent into the current COVID-19 state looked—and for those in the midst of it, may have felt—a little bit like a crash landing. Many institutions began engaging in continuity planning weeks in advance, but when the decision was made to “go remote,” first for instruction and then for administration, […]

On Campus: COVID-19 Challenges and On-premises vs Cloud Solutions

Top of MInd: Newsworthy for Higher Ed

My former colleagues have readily reminded me that I’m not in the trenches anymore, but the instinctive mindset, when reacting to and managing crises, has not left me. The focus and intensity that comes with a crisis situation takes hold of people and organizations to ensure that the operations of their organizations can function. For […]