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 […]

What Is Workday’s Technology Strategy in 2022?

Top of Mind: Tambellini Insights with Dave Kieffer

Workday recently held an event for industry analysts, the Workday Summit. The event brought together many Workday senior executives (including Aneel Bhusri, Co-Founder, Co-CEO, and Chairman, Pete Schlampp, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)) for a deep set of discussions about the Workday strategy. The topics ranged from the core business to the Workday platform, architecture, and […]

Student System Features Higher Ed CIOs Should Be Considering

Top of Mind: Student System Features Higher Ed CIOs Should Be Considering

As campuses prepare to welcome students back for the fall 2021 term, meeting student needs is more important than ever. COVID-19 highlighted the need for a strong student system with robust features to support all facets of student life, not just record keeping. Tambellini Analyst Dr. Laura Gogia recently shared some student success insights that […]

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, […]

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 […]

Data Management: What An Adventure!

Top of Mind: Data Management Adventure

The longer I work in higher education, the more interesting the adventure! During my time in higher education, we have seen the rise and fall of technology solutions, the expansion and consolidation of vendors, and the adaptability and resiliency of institutions and students. More recently, higher education began to discover the benefits of technology advancements […]

The First “Digital Only” Admissions Cycle (Part 4)

Part 4: Prioritizing and Personalizing for Interested and Accepted Students For many high school seniors, there’s one rite of passage that is likely to proceed as scheduled: the bulk of college admissions decisions will come in the spring. And spring is­­ coming soon. Part 1 of this blog series focused on the challenges admissions teams […]

The First “Digital Only” Admissions Cycle (Part 3)

Top of Mind: The First “Digital Only” Admissions Cycle Part 3

Part 3: Collaborating in the Hunt for Hard-to-Find Applicants For enrollment leaders, the silver lining to this tumultuous year is that it created room for them to experiment and try out new strategies and technology tools, as we noted in Part 1 of this blog series: Early Hurdles and Predictions. Admissions staff could no longer […]

The First “Digital Only” Admissions Cycle (Part 2)

Top of Mind: The First “Digital Only” Admissions Cycle Part 2

Part 2: Finding and Filling the “Top of the Funnel” All but the most elite and well-resourced institutions of higher education have long been facing strong competitive pressures, and enrollment is not immune. In part 1 of this four-part blog series, I outlined how demographic trends, skepticism about the value of a postsecondary degree, and […]