C-Level View :: June 28, 2006

Executive View

Good Money After Bad?

Louisiana State University (LA) CIO Brian D. Voss comments on higher education’s ERP investment future.

Forgive me for having an Albert Finney-as-Howard Beale moment, but I’m getting a good case of agita about some developments in IT in higher education related to the next phase of ERP.

Over the past several years, many institutions have spent tens upon tens of millions of dollars on ERP. And a lot of institutions have said things like, “We spent all this money, we’ve gotten these systems in and working, but in a lot of ways they are not delivering for us as well as the systems that they replaced…”

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Worth Noting

New Educause eBook on Cultivating Campus IT Careers

Educause has announced a new eBook focused on developing the next generation of IT leadership in higher education. With major sections offering the “Organizational Perspective” and the “Individual Perspective,” the book taps the wisdom of higher education thought leaders and features both text contributions and audio interviews...

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Stanford Inaugurates Center for Computational Geosciences

This month Stanford University (CA) officially opened the Stanford Center for Computational Earth and Environmental Science (CEES), a research partnership of Stanford’s School of Earth Sciences (SES) and affiliates from the Stanford Computer Systems Laboratory (CSL), government, and private industry. Stanford Professor and CEES Director Jerry M. Harris hosted a dedication ceremony June 20...

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Institutions Learn They're in the 'CIO 100'

Each year, CIO magazine picks its top 100 organizations demonstrating “excellence and achievement in IT.” This year, several higher education institutions will be among them...

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From the Personnel Office

Interim VP CIO, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Bryan D. Schneider assumed the position of interim vice president for technology and CIO this month at Minnesota State University-Mankato (MN). He steps in to fill the position vacated by Mark Johnson, who left to become the chief administrative officer for the Higher Colleges of Technology in the United Arab Emirates.

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