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Three Reasons Why Schools Should Prioritize Data Privacy

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Simon Fraser University in BC, Canada, announced that it was hit by a data breach earlier this month. This incident, which xposed the personal information of recent students, staff, faculty, and alumni, serves as a reminder that schools face unique challenges around ensuring data security.

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Kivuto and Pearson Partner to Offer Open Access to Digital Learning Resources

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Ottawa, ON – March 19, 2020 – Kivuto, a leading provider of academic digital resources, has partnered with Pearson, Canada’s leading educational publisher, to open access to digital resources during the current COVID-19 pandemic. At a time when educational institutions, public spaces, and collaborative environments are closing to help combat the spread of COVID-19, individuals will have complimentary access to these important digital learning resources to continue their online learning. “For several years, Kivuto and Pearson have partnered to enhance…

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The Three Cs for Academic IT Teams: The Cloud

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Kivuto recently released a report on how academic institutions manage the software, cloud products, and other digital resources used on campuses. Based on a survey of college and university IT leaders conducted in partnership with University Business (UB), the report sheds light on the struggles school IT teams face in the procurement, distribution, and overall management of such resources. One of the takeaways from the report is that there are three major (and related) challenges looming ahead for academic IT…

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The Three Cs for Academic IT Teams: Compliance

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Kivuto recently released a report on how academic institutions manage the software, cloud products, and other digital resources used on campus. Based on a survey of college and university IT leaders conducted in partnership with University Business (UB), the report sheds light on the struggles school IT teams face in the procurement, distribution, and overall management of such resources. One of the takeaways from the report is that there are three major (and related) challenges looming ahead for academic IT…

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The Three Cs for Academic IT Teams: Centralization

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Kivuto just released a comprehensive report on how academic institutions manage the software, cloud products, and other digital resources used on campus. Based on a survey of college and university IT leaders conducted in partnership with University Business (UB), the report sheds light on the struggles school IT teams face in the procurement, distribution, and overall management of such resources. One of the takeaways from the report is that there are three major (and related) challenges looming ahead for academic…

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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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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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