Two of the biggest players in the education space have gone all in with their chips in a game not of their making. SunGard Higher Education, which became one of the largest companies in the segment, is being acquired from SunGard Data Systems in a $1.775 billion dollar deal by the same private equity firm that owns Datatel, another major education behemoth.
As a next step in its multi-year strategic technologies initiative, Pacific Lutheran University will begin using a new set of tools to crank up results of its recruitment and enrollment efforts.
Kentucky Community & Technical College System has hired the services arm of Blackboard to help redesign its processes for delivering services and support to students as part of major efforts to improve student retention, streamline operations, and reduce expense.
Workday, which offers software-as-a-service programs for human resources, payroll, and finance--has just announced versions of its services specifically for colleges and universities.
Frederick Community College, a two-year college in Maryland with about 6,300 students, has begun implementing a new refund disbursement system.
Northeastern University's College of Business will use Turnitin for Admissions to verify admissions essays submitted in 2011 in an effort to combat plagiarism.
IBM is expanding its presence in education cloud computing with the release of a new SaaS-based service named Decision Management for Education.
Jenzabar has released a new version of its student retention system and renamed it FinishLine.
Heartland Payment Systems has launched CampusAssist, a new communications tool designed to help connect students with campus services using anonymous texting.
Jenzabar has released an update to its Jenzabar EX enterprise resource planning solution.