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Sean Paterson

Is Your Home-Grown Software Distribution Solution Ready for the Cloud?

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School IT teams often build their own systems to manage and distribute software licenses and other digital resources on campus. This is understandable. Developing a solution in house can seem cheaper than adopting a third-party option, and schools often feel it’s the only way to address their unique needs. However, there are pitfalls to this approach. The long-term costs and work involved in maintaining a home-grown system are often underestimated. And it’s not enough to simply create a means of…

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How a Top-Ranked American University Improved IT Efficiencies with Kivuto Cloud

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A top-ranked university in the US was looking for a more efficient and cost-effective way to distribute software on campus, while incorporating…

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How a Top-Ranked American University Improved IT Efficiencies with Kivuto Cloud

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A top-ranked university in the US was looking for a more efficient and cost-effective way to distribute software on campus, while incorporating more consistency into their processes and the end-user experience.

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How Centralizing IT Resources Helped Austin Community College Streamline Cost Recovery

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The Goal Austin Community College is a leader in providing quality, affordable education and technical training to students looking to get a degree or learn professional skills. The college was looking for an easy way to start offering Adobe Creative Cloud to their constituents, while addressing leadership’s concerns about the high price of volume licensing. The college decided to explore the possibility of recovering some of the costs incurred in the license-distribution process. The IT team was tasked with investigating…

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Kivuto Cloud combats shelfware

Combating Shelfware in Education

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Shelfware is a common issue in many large organization, and educational institutions are no exception. And while it’s not surprising that schools occasionally over-order software, what is surprising is the extent of the problem.

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EDUCAUSE top 10 issues in education

EDUCAUSE’S Top 10 IT Issues in Education: The Final Five

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Over the past few months, we’ve been looking at Educause’s 2019 list of the top ten IT priorities in higher education. From Information Security Strategy to Digital Integrations, we’ve looked at the top five items individually and in detail. Now let’s look at the final five IT goals together – and at how Kivuto can help schools achieve them. The Importance of Data Spots six and eight on EDUCAUSE’s list both relate to the value of data (#6: Data-Enabled Institutions,…

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Adobe Identity Types: Which is Best for Your Institution?

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Adobe Creative Cloud agreements support several methods of identifying and licensing users. These identity types define ownership and control of user accounts, data, and enterprise features. When a school makes the transition to offering named-user licenses for Adobe Creative Cloud through the Adobe Admin Console, one of the first things they need to consider is which ID type will best fit their organization’s needs. But what is the best identity type for schools? To answer this question, let’s look at…

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UB Tech 2019 Conference

Technology in Education: How We Got Here and Why it’s So Complicated

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This year’s UB Tech® conference saw representatives from the higher-ed and tech industries discussing how to best leverage technology in classrooms. Our own Ryan Peatt – Chief Product Officer at Kivuto – took the stage to deliver a presentation called: Consolidate, Centralize & Save: Strategic Software Licensing Approaches. Ryan’s talk included a look back on key developments that have shaped the relationship between technology and education over the past 21 years. He also established how these changes – particularly the…

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Kivuto Cloud: Integrated Systems

The Importance of Digital Integration in Higher Education

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We’re midway through Educause’s list of the top 10 IT issues in higher education for 2019. Our fifth installment examines the importance and challenges of digital integration for school IT teams.

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Hochshule Bochum: Bochum University of Applied Sciences

Streamlining Software Delivery at Hochschule Bochum

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The Goal Hochschule Bochum is a mid-sized higher-education institution in the Ruhr region of Germany. The school is comprised of approximately 7,500 students and 350 faculty members. Like many higher-education institutions, Bochum deals with numerous software vendors and licenses a wide range of digital products for its students, faculty, and staff. This includes products from Microsoft, Adobe, Sophos, Oracle, and VMware. Bochum decided to revisit how they handle the distribution of this software. The university was in the process of…

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