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IBM SPSS Statistics for Academic Institutions

Increase graduation rates, decrease dropout rates using IBM SPSS Statistics

There are many students attending college. But how many are graduating? And of those graduating who are excelling in their fields of study?


Empower your educational institution to make the best decision every time using SPSS Statistics

There is a need to use predictive analytics in higher education because of increasing pressure to enroll and retain students with limited recruitment resources.PA bridges the gap between data analysis, predictive insights and improved outcomes, empowering educators and administrators to be smarter.


How Advanced Statistcal Analysis Can Benefit Academia

Aberdeen research shows that academic organizations using advanced analytics achieve superior performance results in the following areas:


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

Applications live everywhere within government and education organizations—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.


The Missing Piece of Higher Education IT Incident Resolution

Colleges and universities represent a gold-mine for hackers, with vast stores of personal information and expensive research along with a lack of control over thousands of devices accessing their network. And it isn’t just cyber-attacks. As schools are increasingly dependent on technology to collect applications, register students, plan lessons, conduct learning, administer tests, and grade assignments, ANY disruption to software or hardware systems can have a significant operational impact.


IT’s Guide to Cybersecurity Threats on Higher Ed Campuses

Cybersecurity in higher education is a challenge of increasing complexity and dramatic consequence. The stakes are high as threat actors launch sophisticated attacks to steal information or disrupt operations. Cyber espionage is particularly prominent in higher education, which experiences threats and attacks comparable to or greater than those in commercial industry. IT departments may not be sufficiently resourced and funded to keep up with digital threats and often lack a comprehensive approach to ensuring optimal security. Learn how the Cybersecurity Framework created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology can help IT security managers plan for and realize strong network and data security to make the most effective use of their resources.


The State of (Virtual) Reality in College

While institutions identify numerous benefits of VR, AR, and industry-grade tools, only 32 percent have implemented these immersive technologies – and, 22 percent say that they are not planning on implementing them at all. This may be because 2-year and 4-year colleges face several challenges when attempting to put virtual and augmented reality into place, including a lack of funding, a lack of training, and/or a lack of space.


The Power of Immersive Tools to Prepare Students for the Modern Workplace

Community institutions have always placed themselves on the front lines in the messy struggle of helping students prepare for the world of work. That goal is becoming a bigger challenge as the nature of work changes so dramatically. While plenty of community colleges are poised to help prepare students to join this "digital workforce," others will require investment to bring curriculum and technology up-to-date and encourage faculty to innovate their instructional practices. Campus Technology set out to understand where two-year colleges and vocational programs are positioned in their adoption of these new forms of technology. This article explores the highlights of that survey and offers guidance to two-year colleges for empowering students to learn by doing.