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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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Information Security Strategy - Top IT issue for Higher Ed

Information Security Strategy – The Top IT Issue for Higher Education

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While digital technology has unarguably ushered in a wonderful innovation in teaching and learning methodologies, it has also brought with it a unique set of risks and challenges. As higher education institutions are becoming increasingly technology enabled, they are now faced with the additional responsibility of protecting the sensitive data they possess. This is a very real concern – one that cannot be taken lightly. Recent studies1 suggest that of all industries, education ranks third in information security breaches. Across…

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How Can Higher Ed IT Teams Improve Academic Resource Adoption Rates?

How Can Higher Ed IT Teams Improve Academic Resource Adoption Rates?

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In today’s world, digital literacy and digital equity are being acknowledged as the main drivers of student success for any educational institution. While digital literacy is “generating a deeper understanding of the digital environment,”1 digital equity is about “ensuring equal access to technology.”2 As higher ed institutions work to leverage technology to achieve these two important goals, the main impediment to their success is the low resource adoption rate by students. What is the cost of low adoption? To promote…

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Addressing the Time and Cost Management Challenges in Higher Education

Addressing The Time and Cost Management Challenges for Higher Ed IT teams

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Managing digital access to learning tools in the shortest possible time has become a pre-requisite of the digital age we are in today. This rings especially true in the context of higher education where universities are increasingly dependent on technology to provide leaner, faster and safer services, which can in turn take them closer to their goal of becoming a data-enabled institution. Compounding this challenge for universities is the high cost of technology itself and the risk of valuable resources…

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Cost recovery challenges in license management

Cost Recovery Challenges in Software Licensing

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Despite a decrease in university funding, the need for students, faculty, and staff to become digitally literate continues to increase. Many schools undertake initiatives to improve digital literacy by expanding the number of academic resources made available to constituents, resulting in a strain on budgets. Many have turned to cost recovery, where end users are charged a nominal fee to recoup costs associated with software licensing. “If students are going to become more digitally literate, Vanderbilt needs to make the…

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Windows 10

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Now Exclusive to Kivuto

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One year ago, Microsoft launched Windows 10. In an effort to get everyone the latest and greatest operating system, Microsoft provided the whole world with free upgrades from Windows 7 or 8.1 for an entire year, ending July 29. If you missed the upgrade, we have good news. As of July 30, Kivuto is the sole provider of the Microsoft Student Use Benefit which provides Windows 10 Education for free to almost every student in the world. Designed for personal…

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Norton by Symantec

3 Ways to Keep Your Data Secure With Norton

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Stay secure with the latest antivirus tools from Norton by Symantec. Students, faculty, and staff are now eligible to save up to 70% off on the leader in online security exclusively from OnTheHub. Norton software includes: Norton Security Standard: Get antivirus protection essentials for one device. Norton Security Deluxe: Complete protection on up to 3 devices with the latest security features. Norton Family Premier: Teach your children safe browsing habits. Norton by Symantec is available to verified students and faculty…

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Texidium, by Kivuto

Going Digital: How Schools, Students, and Faculty Benefit From Texidium

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Texidium by Kivuto is an eReader that lets students and faculty access digital textbooks on any device, anywhere, any time – online and offline. Texidium reduces resource costs, opens immediate access to course material and software, and creates a collaborative learning experience. Here are some of the many ways that students, educators, and schools as a whole benefit from the platform. Benefits for Students Receive significant discounts on digital resources. Mark up pages and tag notes to organize key info…

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VMWare

Simplifying Learning Resources with VMware

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It’s all about simplifying steps to student success. We’re expanding our relationship with VMware to make it easier for schools to manage their resources. Colleges and universities worldwide now have improved access to the VMware IT Academy (VITA) program and the VMware Academic Program (VMAP) through our expanded support. Now, you can distribute all resources available through VMAP and VITA –in addition to software by Microsoft, Adobe, and more – on your school WebStore. The VMware Academic Subscription is available…

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