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Three Ways Tech Companies are Helping Academic Institutions Cope with COVID-19

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COVID-19 is creating unprecedented challenges for academic institutions around the world. The good news is that many tech companies recognize the challenges schools are facing, and they want to help.

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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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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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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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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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