As the higher education industry and the rest of the world are in the process of transitioning their face-to-face operations to remote, one thing is becoming abundantly clear: more colleges and universities are looking to upgrade their current learning management systems to something more modern, easier to use, and outfitted to help their institution excel in the post-COVID-19 world.
Cybersecurity is one of the most pressing issues facing Higher Ed institutions currently. Unfortunately, third-party penetration testing and vulnerability assessments can be incredibly expensive, especially for large universities. It may sound too-good-to-be-true, but there is a suite of cybersecurity programs offered for free to help private companies and Higher Ed institutions mitigate the risks of cyber threats.
If you’ve ever looked into enterprise customer (or constituent) relationship management (CRM) services before, there’s a good chance you already know about Salesforce. They are generally considered the industry leading enterprise CRM platform and have solutions specifically tailored for Higher Ed institutions. That being said, there is plenty of competition in the Higher Ed CRM space and it’s important to take a look at both the good and the bad of Salesforce to see whether it’s a service worth looking into further. For the sake of brevity, here’s a list of the top 5 pros and cons of Salesforce in Higher Ed.
With the holiday season over and new year’s resolutions in place, January is a great time to look back at how Higher Ed IT fared in 2017 and what is to come in 2018. Unfortunately, we know that “free time” is a rare commodity among university CIOs. Instead of searching through thousands of articles published last month, let us do the work for you with our list of the must-read Higher Ed IT articles from January 2018.
Universities Revamp IT From cybersecurity best practices to how to best utilize the increasing popularity of virtual reality and the Internet of Things, CIOs and IT directors in Higher Ed have a lot to keep in mind. Add to that the myriad of other topics that the university IT community discussed this month and it’s easy to see how daunting that balancing act can be. Keep up to date with all of the most important conversations with our picks for last month’s must-read Higher Ed IT articles.