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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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Student Centered Academic Institutions

Technology’s Role in Creating Student-Centered Academic Institutions

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Welcome to part four of our blog series on Educause’s top ten IT issues affecting higher education. In this installment, we’ll look at how technology can help institutions become more student-centered. More and more institutions are moving from the teacher-centered approach that has historically characterized higher education to a more student-focused model.  The emphasis is now on the student perspective and on fostering academic success. This shift could be attributable to declining graduation rates among higher-ed students. Reduced government funding…

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UB Tech 2019 Conference

Consolidate, Centralize, and Save: Strategic Licensing Approaches

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The UB Tech® 2019 conference was earlier this month, with representatives from the tech sector and higher education convening in Orlando, FLA. Ryan Peatt – Chief Product Officer here at Kivuto – was on site to give a presentation called Consolidate, Centralize, and Save: Strategic Licensing Approaches. Ryan’s talk covered a lot of the pain points involved in licensing software for higher education. He identified the innovations in technology – most recently the shift to the cloud – that have…

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Overcoming Data Privacy Issues in Higher Education

Overcoming Data Privacy Issues in Higher Education

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Welcome to part 3 of our blog series in which we discuss Educause’s Top 10 IT issues. In this blog we are focusing on Privacy, the challenges it creates for IT professionals in Higher Ed, and how some of these challenges can be addressed. Data privacy is about how sensitive data is collected and handled by institutions, who it is shared with, and for what purposes. For a discussion on the related topic of data security, please see here. Why…

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Why is Student Success Such a Difficult Objective for Higher Ed Institutions to Achieve?

Why Has Student Success Become Such A Challenging Objective for Higher Education IT Teams?

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If you were asked, “what drives student success?”, you probably wouldn’t be able to come up with just one definite answer.  However, what everyone would unanimously agree upon is the role technology plays in facilitating student success. For higher education institutions, student success is an objective they must prioritize if they want to maintain a reputation of excellence. With technology having permeated every facet of students’ lives, it has become imperative for institutions to understand the impact of this evolution…

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