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Kivuto Survey Finds 84% of Academic Institutions Concerned About Compliance in Distributing Digital Resources

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OTTAWA, ON – January 21, 2020 – Kivuto, a leading provider of academic digital resources, today released the results of their first annual academic IT survey, exploring the complex challenges being faced today by IT departments within higher educational institutions.

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Education and Technology in the UK

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Promethean World has released their 2019/2020 report on the state of technology in education. This fourth-annual report is full of interesting stats, trends, and information about the perception, usage, funding, and future of tech in the UK’s education industry. Beyond that, the report provides insights into the state of the industry in general, including the top current concerns and priorities of all stakeholders in academia (including leadership, educators, and IT staff). You can read Promethean’s full report here. But for…

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ELMS Release Notes

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The most recent version of ELMS may include new features and improvements for administrators and end-users. See below for a summary of changes. 4.11 – December 16, 2019 More Navigable tables New sorting options make lists and tables in the Administration site easier to browse than ever. Improved User Search Full-text searching is now available when looking for user accounts in the Administration site. The system automatically searches for usernames both containing and starting with your search term – there’s…

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IT Issues in Education: A Decade in Review

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EDUCAUSE recently released their top-ten list of IT issues in education for the year 2020. These annual lists shed light on the biggest concerns and highest priorities of IT teams in higher education. Since 2020 marks the end of the decade, this seems like a good time to look back on past lists and analyze how academic IT priorities have evolved.  Here are three significant lessons from the past ten years of EDUCAUSE top-ten lists. Security Reigns Supreme One clear…

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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 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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Bochum University of Applied Science Chooses Kivuto Cloud to Streamline Software Delivery to Over 10,000 Users

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CHICAGO, IL – EDUCAUSE Annual Conference (Kivuto Booth 360) – October 15, 2019 – Kivuto, a leading provider of academic digital resources, is pleased to announce that Bochum University of Applied Science in Germany has chosen Kivuto Cloud to securely manage and distribute digital resources to over 10,000 students, faculty, and staff. Like many higher-education institutions, Bochum deals with numerous software vendors and licenses a wide range of digital products, including solutions from Microsoft, Adobe, Sophos, and Oracle. Bochum chose…

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Kivuto Is Proud to Support VMware’s IT Academy: Africa Program

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VMware is empowering a growing young African population to confidently enter the digital workforce. Kivuto, a leading provider of academic digital resources, is proud to contribute to this outstanding work.

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Kivuto Announces Strategic Partnership with NERCOMP

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OTTAWA, ON – September 17, 2019 – Kivuto, a leading provider of academic digital resources, is pleased to announce that they have entered into a strategic partnership with NERCOMP, a non-profit consortium focused on technology acquisitions by higher education IT professionals. Through this partnership, Kivuto will have exposure to NERCOMP’s higher educational institution members across the northeastern United States, who will have access to purchasing Kivuto Cloud through NERCOMP. Cloud license management and provisioning is a challenge for academic IT…

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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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