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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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