Administrative/Business Tools


Lawyer Up

Lawyers identify the six biggest legal issues facing IT today, and how CIOs can avoid a run-in with the law.

Fostering a Culture of Evidence

A large community college system is using business analytics to support better decision-making at all levels.



OpenERP 6.1 Adopts Social Features, Expands Outlook Support

OpenERP has released a new version of its open source enterprise management software suite, which comprises 1,800 free applications for accounting, human resources, and other organization management needs.

Corinthian Colleges Turn to the Cloud for Streamlined Procurement

Corinthian Colleges, a provider of post-secondary education services, will implement a cloud-based platform to streamline procurement across multiple locations.

South Carolina Chooses Heartland for Financial Aid Refunds

South Carolina has selected Heartland as a preferred provider to issue financial aid refunds and payments electronically to students of the state's colleges and universities

10 Tips for Controlling IT Costs

Ideas for cutting costs, improving efficiency, and optimizing service delivery in the midst of never-ending budget cuts.

Groundhog Day

When it comes to IT budgets, the "new normal" is looking a lot like the "same old, same old."

Fostering a Culture of Evidence: Business Analytics at the Virginia Community College System

The Virginia Community College System--one of the largest in the country, with 23 colleges on 40 campuses--has leveraged business analytics to help streamline information processes, achieve cost efficiencies, encourage data and information sharing and transparency, and identify ways to offer improved service to the community. Here, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness Catherine Finnegan talks with Campus Technology about VCCS's use of business analytics.

U Puget Sound Adopts New Operations Management Applications

As part of its "Optimize Puget Sound" initiative, the University of Puget Sound is overhauling its student, financial, and human resources systems.

Succeeding in the New Normal

If CIOs are going to succeed in this era of belt-tightening, they need to change campus expectations about what IT can realistically achieve and, just as important, alter the conversation about IT as a cost center.