We’ve all heard our fair share of headlines about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) success stories at specific universities, but there are still some that advise others to avoid the project at all costs. The problem with VDI adoption is that the benefits are very appealing, but depend heavily on investments that may vary based on the specific institution that’s funding the project.
We are very proud to have sponsored the second Startup Weekend at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth this fall. The event ran from November 13 to the 15th, giving contestants three days to present their ideas, create a prototype for their projects, and pitch them to a panel of judges. Many great ideas were presented over the weekend.
The phrase “time management” is thrown around a lot and it’s an essential tool for project management, but there are still some managers that are better at keeping track of their team’s time than their own. This can create bottlenecks and slow their team’s progress significantly.
You can’t always please everyone, but with the right communication channels, your team can do their best to create a product that meets the expectations of as many faculty, staff, and students as possible. Proper communication isn’t just about engaging with users on new implementations or training them to use new technology.
The Higher Ed blogosphere is filled with informative, interesting, and thought-provoking pieces on a myriad of subjects affecting the field. Instructors, administrators, and tech professionals are constantly posting articles for students and professors.