Category Archives: IT Risk Management

Monitoring Vendor Risk: Ellucian, BlackBoard and Open Source Software

The higher education enterprise software market biggest issue isn’t simply vendor consolidation of Ellucian (Datatel+SunGard) and BlackBoard acquiring Moodlerooms and Netspot. The biggest issue is that SIS market leader Ellucian now joins and BlackBoard as a privately held company with … Continue reading

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Google Giveth and Google Taketh Away with Panda 3.4

Google continues to refine the search experience for its users with the Panda 3.4 updates reminding us all that what Google gives you today they can always take it away. For college and university CIO’s and CMO’s there is an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Making Technology Investments Profitable

Making Technology Investments Profitable: ROI Road Map from Business Case to Value Realization is a book about maximizing the true value of IT projects and technology investments. Unlike so many other books on CIO and IT success, Jack Keen focuses on the … Continue reading

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Deep Thoughts on Software Market and Some Recent Research

I am stuck and my brain is on total overload from deep thoughts on the software market changes and attempts to digest recent research. I swear I feel like I am in one of those old SNL skits for Deep Thoughts by … Continue reading

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Behavioral Analytics: Politics and Technology of Hoodies and Profiling

Behavioral analytics and social media analytics technology is outpacing the policies and politics of hoodies and behavioral profiling. This is the long standing issue of what is IT’s role in administering acceptable use, crime prevention and the use of technology … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Avoid Being Sued by Ellucian

There are 7 tips to avoid being sued by Ellucian which every Ellucian customer should consider, especially if you run Banner. The 7 tips were created while reading through the amended complaint in the lawsuit between SunGard (Ellucian) and Cajana … Continue reading

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Datatel+SunGard Layoffs: Monitoring the Transition

The reason for revisiting the Datatel+SunGard layoffs issue is I realized I should show you some ways to monitor the Datatel+SunGard transition. I decided this after reflecting on my last post Datatel+SunGard Banner Customers Better Buckle Up and reading through the 2012 Student … Continue reading

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March Madness of Higher Education Data Breaches

In honor of March Madness the folks at Application Security, Inc have released the Second Annual Higher Education Data Breach Madness Brackets. This is a fun look at the serious issue of higher education data breaches using brackets to create … Continue reading

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Datatel+SunGard Banner Customers Better Buckle Up

Datatel+SunGard Banner customers better buckle up as the early post consolidation changes suggest you may be in for a bumpy ride. I suspect many of you have already made preparations to brace for a worst case scenario. And if not, … Continue reading

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Revised FERPA Sacrifices Students Privacy

When the FERPA privacy going gets tough, the tough get the privacy laws changed. Or so it seems from reviewing the Revised FERPA rules. What ever happened to the ethos “if it saves one child _______”. Yet, at the very time … Continue reading

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