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7 Student Portal Must Haves: A Toolkit for Building a Student Portal in 2021

Accessibility to online resources has become more critical than ever since the outset of the global pandemic, but higher ed institutions would be remiss if they only view their student portal as a repository for information. A student portal is an opportunity to build a stronger sense of community and position your institution as technologically savvy, an important selling point for the latest generation of students.


eBook: Protecting Campus Networks

From ransomware to the proliferation of the Internet of Things, higher education faces a multitude of cyber challenges. Understanding the threats is key to moving past them.


The Digital Campus Starts with Cloud Communications

The transformation of higher education is underway. With the need for faster and more socially collaborative interaction for students, staff, and faculty, higher education has embarked, albeit slowly, into the digital transformation age. By retiring outdated communication modalities and introducing the capabilities and benefits of cloud-based communications and collaboration platforms, higher education has the opportunity to transform disconnected groups and siloed communications and create truly innovative digital campuses.


Application Monitoring for On-premises, Hybrid, and Multi-Cloud Environments

Applications live everywhere within education institutions—on-premises, in the cloud (AWS®/GovCloud, Azure®, Google®, Cloud.gov), or in some combination of these. Yet, no matter where your applications live, they still need to be monitored for performance and optimization.


An Identity Framework for Higher Education Systems

Colleges and universities have an opportunity to make learning more accessible than ever—but first, they must solve a technology problem. Many campuses use outdated legacy identity systems with sprawling, open-source software. As a consequence, these institutions experience a great deal of technology debt, making a transition towards modern systems disruptive and costly. It’s time to change this approach: the results must justify the expense.


IDC Vendor Spotlight: As the Workplace Evolves, How Will Printers and MFPs Stay Relevant?

Printers and MFPs have long been part of the IT infrastructure for business computing environments. But as the IT market has evolved toward 3rd Platform and other emerging technologies, the role of print has transitioned as well.


Achieve Agility through Low Code Platforms: A Guide for Higher Ed

As Higher Education leaders plan for 2021, empowering staff and faculty with automation tools to respond to change will be critical.


Is Your Higher Ed Institution Ready to Modernize Your Applications?

In this new landscape, are your own legacy apps keeping pace? Follow along with this four-point checklist to evaluate your own systems and learn about key drivers influencing the data modernization trend.