Administrative/Business Tools


EducationDynamics Acquires Education Connection Services

EducationDynamics, a company with applications, Web sites, and services to help colleges and universities with student marketing and retention efforts, has just acquired one of its college search competitors, Education Connection.

SQL Server 2008 R2 Hits RTM Release in May

Microsoft Wednesday announced that SQL Server 2008 R2 has achieved release-to-manufacturing status and will be released in May worldwide.



SAS Broadens Free Access to Academic Analytics Tools

Business software maker SAS, whose initial product was conceived in a university, is seeking to expand its footprint in the education market.

SunGard Higher Ed Launches ERP Community To Drive Product Development

SunGard Higher Education is applying some of the advantages of an open source community approach for application development to its own line of products and also recently said it had developed a platform to ensure consistent navigation for its many products.

Battling the CIO Retirement Wave

After allocating time and resources over the last two years to studying chief information officer trends across the higher education space, Wayne Brown came to the conclusion that there's a mass exodus on the horizon that few institutions are aware of. Those that choose to ignore it could find themselves picking CIOs from a much smaller pool of candidates than has ever existed in the past.

Universities Rewrite Business Processes to Streamline Paper Flow

Two institutions--the University of Illinois at Chicago and Texas A&M at Corpus Christi--have gone public with deployments of business process management systems to improve document workflow.

ePortfolios, Finally!

ePortfolios have been used widely in recent years for institutional assessment, but now academic ePortfolios have finally "arrived."

SP1 Arriving This Year for Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft has announced updates to come in Service Pack 1 of Exchange Server 2010, including management and search improvements.

The Online University Marketplace

When the Univerity of Alabama Crimson Tide took the national football championship in January 2010, it was the 13th such victory in the school’s history. But it represented a first for the university, as well—the first year the university got to test its e-commerce football ticketing system for a championship game.

U California Multi-Year Initiative Cuts Risk Management Costs

The University of California (UC) has gone public with details about a multi-year risk management initiative that has reduced the cost of risks for the university system by $380 million since 2004.