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Monitoring Ellucian Layoffs Using LinkedIn Is Getting Harder

Monitoring Ellucian layoffs and other personnel changes using LinkedIn since the Datatel SunGard merger is getting harder no thanks to changes made by LinkedIn. You may recall my post back in March which shared some insights into the Ellucian layoffs and other … Continue reading

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What’s Driving Ellucian and Blackboard

5½ weeks ago Datatel+SunGard became Ellucian and Blackboard purchased Moodlerooms and Netspot. So let’s talk about what drove them here. Let’s start by being clear this doesn’t have to be about Ellucian and BlackBoard specifically. It’s about the enterprise software … 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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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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SunGard (Ellucian) Still Suing Cajana and NSCC

With so much buzz in the higher education software market these days it would be easy to forget that SunGard Higher Education still has an active lawsuit against Cajana and one of their Banner customers Northwest State Community College.  The … 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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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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Socializing College Admissions and Enrollment Management

Imagine SunGard, Datatel or a Jenzibar socializing college admissions and enrollment management as a service to college students and as a competitive differentiator for colleges. Not only would this put the focus back on the student as the consumer in … Continue reading

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RFP Template Changes For Open Source and Cloud Computing

CIO’s and CFO’s should revise their RFP template so they do not prevent open source and cloud computing providers options from being considered. That is the conclusion I reached today after reviewing several dozen RFP’s for various software solutions. The questions … Continue reading

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Social Influence – Measuring and Monitoring Social Influence

Measuring and monitoring social influence in higher ed should be of increasing importance to every college and university and personally for every professional. The monitoring of social influence in higher ed isn’t a responsibility that only falls to the marketing … Continue reading

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