Administrative/Business Tools


Embry-Riddle Boosts Student Self-Service Capabilities

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has implemented a new student administration software suite to improve its student self-service capabilities and streamline its business processes.

Berklee College of Music Takes Admissions on the Road with iPads

Managing the data that's generated by 300 domestic and 30 overseas talent auditions daily is a monumental task for Berklee College of Music's admissions staff. At any given time the college has 80 faculty and 40 staff members on the road interviewing and auditioning roughly 7,000 promising musicians annually around the world.



Lawyer Up

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

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.

10 Tips for Controlling IT Costs

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

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.

U Nebraska Kearney Moves to Hosted CRM

In an effort to expand its student recruitment efforts beyond its traditional base, University of Nebraska Kearney is adopting a hosted CRM solution. The move is also aimed at improving retention rates among the institution's 6,500 students.

Stevens Institute of Technology Moves Financial Systems to Open Source Kuali

New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology has transitioned its financial systems to an open source platform. To replace its 30-year-old legacy system, Stevens adopted the Kuali Financial System, a tool developed and maintained by a partnership of higher education institutions and private companies.