On November 11th, 2021, the Higher Ed Technology Professionals Meetup group gathered for the second part of our virtual Meetup series on IT efficiency in higher education. We were joined by Tim Winders, Vice-Chancellor Information Services at Purdue University Northwest, and Miloš Topić, Vice President for Information Technology & Chief Digital Officer at Grand Valley State University, who shared their personal experiences, provided advice and answered questions from the rest of the attendees.
Going from good to great is hard. Going from “not so good” to great is even harder. Improving your institution’s IT function can be a daunting task, but with the right tools, knowledge, and expertise, it should be possible to create a better IT environment regardless of the size of your university’s campus or bank account.
On February 26th at 12 PM EST, the Higher Education Technology Professionals Meetup group met for their ninth virtual roundtable discussion, this time focused on the ERP landscape. Updating legacy ERP systems can often become a game of putting the train tracks in front of the train as it travels, trying to maintain older systems while transitioning to newer alternatives. Unfortunately, the current marketplace for ERP systems can be messy to navigate (and very limited) especially for higher ed technology professionals.