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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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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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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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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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Kivuto Partners with The Douglas Stewart Company to Expand Reach and Provide Tailored Solution to Manage and Distribute Adobe Student License Pack for Higher Education

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OTTAWA, ON – August 20, 2019 – Kivuto, a leading provider of academic digital resources, is pleased to announce their partnership with The Douglas Stewart Company, North America’s premiere distributor of educational software and technology products. Together, they will provide a tailored solution for the management and distribution of the Adobe Student License Pack for Higher Education. Cloud license management and provisioning is a challenge for academic IT departments as it is difficult to actively manage those who have access,…

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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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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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