Why Is Modernization Planning Urgent?

Top of Mind: Why Is Modernization Planning Urgent?

Over the last two years, we have heard much about digital transformation (DX) being important to higher education. DX addresses fundamental change in an institution’s approach to delivering on its core mission areas: education, research, and service. (We recently heard wisdom about how to approach it.) Digital transformation, however, is not a goal for every […]

Ellucian On-Trend with CampusLogic Acquisition

Top of Mind: Ellucian on-trend with CampusLogic Acquisition

By acquiring CampusLogic, Ellucian has made a solid addition to its portfolio, bringing significant potential benefits to its customers. The acquisition adds product assets to augment current offerings and architectural assets to provide technology and staffing to accelerate Ellucian’s transition to SaaS. The move is interesting but not surprising. With this transaction, Ellucian extends its […]

Introducing: Rebekah Russell, Tambellini Analyst

Top of Mind: Introducing Rebekah Russell

As the adage goes, “Knowledge is power.” I am thrilled to share my knowledge and experience as Tambellini Group’s newest Industry Analyst and Research Director for CRM and Student Solutions. Here is a bit about who I am and what I’ve learned so far. My higher education career began in 2010 at Western Kentucky University […]

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, […]

AWS re:Invent Showcases the Pace of Cloud Innovation

Top of Mind: AWS re:Invent Showcases The Pace Of Cloud Innovation

AWS re:Invent 2020 was quite the show. As an all-virtual experience, AWS showed that it understands how to bring its speakers, especially its most senior leaders, to a virtual forum packed with the detail of what makes AWS special. As the industry leader in cloud platforms, it’s clear that AWS intends to keep that position, […]

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 […]